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Old 06-23-2004, 07:59 AM
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I was thinking about putting a scope on my turkey gun. What is popular for turkey scopes, do people use the red dot type or is thier a better product. Just looking for a little direction and advice. Thanks in advance
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:18 AM
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You will get all kinds of opinions on this. It is personal preference, there are guys that use Holo sites, red dots, diamond reticles, they all perform well. If I were you I would go to the gun shop look thru all of them and decide that way. Alot depends on the price range you are looking for also.
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i havent tried one but if i did buy one i would get the camo nikon shotgun scope.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:10 PM
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I think that Leopould has the 1x-4x scope that won't magnify at lowest setting and cause bird to appear closer than he actually is.
That is absolutely true! I use that very scope and it works wonderfully on my 870. You won't go wrong with a Leupold.....buy a good scope the first time and you'll only have to pay once!

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Old 06-25-2004, 04:25 AM
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As most have said , get the scope you like. As for magnafication , your going to want a low power as when hunting birds , it is all close shots. I use the tasco 1.75x5 and leave it on 3 power. I like to see the head up close and personal when a squeeze off on the trigger. But I do not use the scope to judge as the bird moves into range , I always look over the scope untill I'm ready.

Another great idea that I have used for years is flip open scope caps, as it tends to rain at this time of year. Never had a problem with opening up the caps when the bird is in range. Make sure if you plan on useing caps , fined a pair that fits tight on the scope , as I have found some that do pull off on branches...BT
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