Turkey Hunting Whether it's spring or fall doesn't matter to this bunch. Great tips on calling, bustin flocks, using blinds and more.

Scope Advise?

Old 03-10-2006, 03:29 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mystic CT USA
Posts: 4
Default Scope Advise?

I've begun developing the "aging eyes" syndrome and have to use a scope on my shotgun. I've been nailed with the scope on the eyebrow twice and the second one wasn't pretty [8D]! Iwas going to get a scope with 6" of eye relief but was considering trying a red dot scope.

Which red dot scopesare decent and what is junk? I see the prices vary quite a bit which make me wonder. I hunt with a Remington 870 turkey gun andshoot 3" shells.

spikehorn is offline  
Old 03-11-2006, 06:32 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: chiefland Florida USA
Posts: 5,417
Default RE: Scope Advise?

I've got a Tasco red dot and it works good for me. Simmons is also a good brand at about the same price.as the saying goes, "get the best you can afford".

I even put the Tasco on my xbow and it works great there also.
Tree climber is offline  
Old 03-11-2006, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Wild Turkey Capitol of the World......Missouri
Posts: 1,027
Default RE: Scope Advise?

ORIGINAL: spikehorn

Which red dot scopesare decent and what is junk?
I've got a Tasco PDP3 and it's "decent", but if I were to put a red dot on my turkey shotgun, it would definitely be an Aimpoint. They are probably the best one's out there. The military uses them also.
MOTurkeyTamer is offline  
Old 03-11-2006, 07:02 PM
Typical Buck
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Starlight, Indiana
Posts: 547
Default RE: Scope Advise?

I just put a truglo 2x by 30 and really like it. If I had more money I would have put an aimpoint on. The goodthing about redot is that they have unlimited eye relief.Mount on the rib , or on the reciever.
TurkeyStalker is offline  
Old 03-11-2006, 07:14 PM
Nontypical Buck
johnch's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NW Ohio , 5 min from Ottawa National / Magee Marsh
Posts: 2,051
Default RE: Scope Advise?

I have used30mm Millit red dots on both my turkey and deer shot guns for the last 4 years .
I also use them on most of my hunting handguns .
I have never had one fail even on the 45/70 Contender pistol

johnch is offline  
Old 03-13-2006, 04:07 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mystic CT USA
Posts: 4
Default RE: Scope Advise?

Thanks for the feedbackguys! I'm going to check out the Aimpoint.

Turkeysstarted gobbling in CT and chasing hens around, come on Opening Day!
spikehorn is offline  
Old 03-13-2006, 05:30 PM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pa
Posts: 4,647
Default RE: Scope Advise?

I have a Millet red doton my 44 mag. And a Simmons turkey scope on M 10ga...

Millet makes a pretty good red dot
Mr. Longbeard is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
08-16-2008 08:42 AM
Black Powder
10-31-2005 08:35 PM
Big Game Hunting
02-14-2005 10:23 AM
04-13-2004 08:28 AM
Hunting Gear Discussion
07-29-2003 07:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: Scope Advise?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.