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Old 10-05-2005, 11:33 PM
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Does everyone here use scopes? Am I the only one that actually uses open sights? I know it is 2005, and I have shot well with scopes, but I just like the old fashioned sights. Just wondering if I am the only one.
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:44 PM
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I use both. Usually I take my Rem. 30-06. But sometimes, when the mood strikes, I hunt with my MN M-44. Open sights. It gives a whole different feeling to the hunt. I really enjoy it, but I also enjoy using the scope. Variety is the spice of life!
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:03 AM
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Nope. I use open sites on my 12ga. BPS. But when it's towards the end of the 2nd shotgun season here and I know there will be a lot of drivers out, I'll switch to my bird barrel with a single bead. Actually I've taken more deer with the bird barrel than the slug barrel.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:41 AM
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I only use open sights. I have trouble picking up with a scope. It's more fun with open sites...
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:22 AM
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I am shotgun only with open sights. The only gun I have ever used that has a scope on it is my .22.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:45 AM
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i use open sights on my shotgun. we do alot of deer drives or pushes. can be a lil quicker with open sights i think. my ml has a scope tho.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:49 AM
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I use a Williams FP peep site and it rocks!! For me there wouldn't be much point in using a scope as the farthest shot I'd ever have to take is maybe 75-100 yards. So far though, I've shot three deer, closest was bout 15 yards, farthest 35-40.
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:09 AM
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Open sights on my Mossber 500, and both depending on range with my Remington .308
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:41 AM
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I use both. My big woods tracking gun is a Rem 7600 without a raised comb anda Williams peep and no screw in aperature. Light, fast and deadly.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:44 AM
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open sights only here too. I hate scopes.
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