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30-30 scope for 20ga?

Old 07-26-2014, 10:27 AM
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Default 30-30 scope for 20ga?

i got a scope today rated for 30-30 and wanted to know if recoil from a 20 ga. pump would mess it up? I shoot 2 3/4 inch slugs. thanks
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:14 PM
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I've never known scopes to be rated for particular cartridges - More important, what make and model is the scope?
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:47 PM
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well i might not know what im talking about, i dont know much about scopes lol but it says "30-30 reticle" and its a Tasco 3-9x40mm Bucksight
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:02 PM
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also will the space between my face and scope be enuff with the recoil?
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:44 PM
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The 30-30 designation has nothing to do with it being rated for a 30-30 rifle. It means that when you are at the 4 power setting you can put it on a deer's chest and the reticle will bracket it at 100 yards. If the top and bottom of the chest is outside the lines it is closer than 100 and if it's inside the lines it means the animal is further out than 100. Your big problem may be the eye relief in that the scope is intended for a rifle and not a shotgun. It is a very cheap scope and may not last on any gun that has a lot of recoil if it's used a lot, but on the other hand it may last forever. Once you get it mounted and slide the scope back and forth in the mounts and tighten them, you'll want to have someone measure the distance between your eye and the eyepiece when you mount the gun to your shoulder like you are shooting. If there is not enough space, you have a good chance of scope-eye and if you don't know what that is you'll find out in the first shot or two at the range to sight it in!

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Old 07-27-2014, 03:24 PM
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ok, thanks!
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:03 PM
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I have an old Tasco 4x that came off my first centerfire rifle, now on a .22. We call it "Timex". Don't know why it withstands what it does, but it does. Must've been a good one?

The 30-30 reticle is as TG describes. Nothing to do with the cartridge.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:25 AM
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The "scope-eye" Topgun mentions above, is what I call "the learning curve" as the curved cut you'll get over your brow will help you learn how close or far the scope needs to be so you won't have to "learn" again.

I've been bumped hard but never cut , ... yet!
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 8mm/06 View Post
The "scope-eye" Topgun mentions above, is what I call "the learning curve" as the curved cut you'll get over your brow will help you learn how close or far the scope needs to be so you won't have to "learn" again.

I've been bumped hard but never cut , ... yet!

Hehe, "learning curve"---That's a good one!!!
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