Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Scope advice ?

Old 08-18-2013, 09:14 AM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
indiana deer hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: columbus,indiana
Posts: 182
Default Scope advice ?

I want to know what are some of the scopes you guys use for shotgun deer hunting ? I need a scope on my shotgun but it can not be fixed power I have one of those now it just doesn't work with my poor eyesight ! What is the best affordable ? Thank you for your input !
indiana deer hunter is offline  
Old 08-18-2013, 09:59 AM
  #2  
Fork Horn
 
RyanVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Grand Isle Vermont
Posts: 353
Default

I have a Nikon prostaff shotgun hunter 2x7x32 its awesome I love it!
RyanVT is offline  
Old 08-18-2013, 11:54 AM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Warren County NJ USA
Posts: 3,890
Default

what shotgun, gauge are you using, also rifled bore?

what is your price range?
BOWHUNTERCOP is offline  
Old 08-19-2013, 02:07 PM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
lifesadrag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Corruption capital USA, N. Illinois
Posts: 1,150
Default

How long are your usual shots at deer? This is what I have but my shots are all under 100 yds.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/...-low-30mm-ring
lifesadrag is offline  
Old 08-19-2013, 02:19 PM
  #5  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,425
Default

I'm a Leupold guy myself, don't see a need to spend more and have had good luck with reliability and always track good...Another advantage is you can send it back to Leupold and have the parallax adjusted or reticle changed...
nchawkeye is offline  
Old 08-19-2013, 02:21 PM
  #6  
Spike
 
jsk1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lower Delaware
Posts: 99
Default

Nikon ProStaff 3x9x40 Slug Hunter BDC. Love it, nice scope. I switched over to Nikon a couple years ago. Putting them on everything now. BTW, have it on a Savage 220F.
jsk1968 is offline  
Old 08-19-2013, 03:08 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Warren County NJ USA
Posts: 3,890
Default

Most of today's scopes are very good, it comes down to what you want to spend.

On the lower line I would look into the Bushnell Trophy XLT, not a bad scope for the money, matter of fact I have one on one of my shotguns.

Nikon Pro Staff are very good I have one but not yet mounted on anything.

Votex Diamond are really coming up strong

Leupold VX-1 is good quality with Leuopld's Name backing it up

Leupold VX-2 well just a damn great scope I have them on many slug guns, and would say that is the scope to look into and purchase

Whatever scope you go with I say go with a 3-9x40 with a plex. No need for a "shotgun only" scope, todays shotguns and ammo combo can reach out further, and a rifle scope is what you need
BOWHUNTERCOP is offline  
Old 08-19-2013, 04:49 PM
  #8  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 273
Default

Indy deer hunter,
I use the slughunter without the BDC by Nikon for both shotgun and muzzleloader. They are 3x9 and have a five inch eye relief for those of us who have had bad experiences with bloody noses
daddus
daddus1 is offline  
Old 08-24-2013, 08:39 PM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
NjHunter85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: south jersey
Posts: 189
Default

nikon 100%... on my slug gun i have a nikon slughunter its perfect for the gun. if you have just a 12 ga shotty i would suggest a truglo red dot scope or something like that. for a slug gun a nikon or leupold scope would be the way to go. personally i dont think there is a need for anything other than iron sights or a red dot scope on a regular 12 or 20 ga shotgun. most of your shots are within 60 yards anyway.
NjHunter85 is offline  
Old 08-25-2013, 02:12 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Warren County NJ USA
Posts: 3,890
Default

you can't go wrong with this scope, the price is very good....decent scope

http://dickssportinggoods.shoplocal....d%3dDSG-130825
BOWHUNTERCOP is offline  

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.