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#1088190 - 12/16/08 09:41 PM Thoughts on a scope
khawk
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I have a 835 ultra mag. I am currently looking at maybe mounting a scope. Pros and cons??
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#1088568 - 12/17/08 07:56 AM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: khawk]
turkeyhunter
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I had this same decision to make last season. After some unexplained misses from two seasons ago I decided what the heck. I put a cheap bsa red dot on my 870. It was the best decision I could have made. I researched the pros and cons on here and else where . Most all reports where positive. I was worried about turkeys busting me because of a glare or something. But I never got busted because of a scope. I had 4 kills and 8 assist.
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#1088643 - 12/17/08 08:25 AM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: turkeyhunter]
muddyboots
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I put a leupold 1.75 x 6 on my 870 3 years ago because those fiber optic sights kept getting knocked off. Only con i can think of is it makes gun a little heavier but other than that i give it two thumbs up. After initial sight in session I have just shot it once to confirm zero before the season starts and then put x on turkeys waddles and its a done deal.
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#1088675 - 12/17/08 08:38 AM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: muddyboots]
Lawrence
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No scope for me! I have never used one
maby thats why
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#1088942 - 12/17/08 10:23 AM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: Lawrence]
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A scope/red dot helps in that you can pattern your gun and center the best shot area with the crosshairs/dot. Some guns may have the "meat" of the shot pattern off to the side a bit, low, high, whatever. But if you pattern your gun, zero the scope with the "meat" of the shot pattern you should be good to go!!! I prefer the scope to the red dot because there are no batteries to fail or something happens and the dot won't come on....

If you get them in close and your gun shoots a good pattern, you probably wouldn't need a scope anyway..... I took 4 turkeys last spring with just the factory front bead..... ALL were within 30 yards. I had to make sure I kept my cheek down so as to aim down the barrel and not just aim across the end of the barrel....
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#1089737 - 12/17/08 05:35 PM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
captain hook
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Don't do it!!! It is fine if everything happens as it is supposed to when a bird comes in, but if they surprise you and you have to take a quick shot the cope will cost you every time. They fog up, get knocked off, and cut your view down considerably.

Keep in mind a turkeys head never stops moving, and trying to keep the cross hairs on him when he is popping in and out of trees is a real trick.

I urge you to reconsider.
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#1090014 - 12/17/08 08:20 PM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: captain hook]
TiminTN
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I say do it. I shot and shot for years testing chokes and loads. I sold several screamer guns that shot really high percentage patterns because they would not hit center. Many guns shoot nowhere near center. The scope is adjustable to get you lined up perfect. No drawbacks as far as I`m concerned.

You cannot comprehend the confidence you have when a bird works in when you KNOW you have your equipment sorted out.
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#1090196 - 12/17/08 09:42 PM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: TiminTN]
khawk
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I just cant seem to find the good sights like come on the newer model 835's. What are some good aftermarket sights?
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#1090229 - 12/17/08 09:55 PM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: khawk]
SHARPSPUR
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I had the same questions a couple years ago. I first put a red-dot on and ended up not liking it due to not having enough light early. I replaced it with a Leupold vx-1 2.7-9x33 and love it. Wouldn't go back.
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#1090234 - 12/17/08 09:57 PM Re: Thoughts on a scope [Re: khawk]
captain hook
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Tru-Glo are fine, but in reality shooting turkeys isn't the challenge. You are firing 400 pellets at under 30 yards, it takes 1-3 to take one down. Don't over complicate the easiest aspect of turkey hunting.
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