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#1813124 - 02/27/10 06:21 PM Turkey Gun Scopes
drrxnupe
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I wanted to get the board's opinion on scopes for turkey guns. First-off, I have the B-Squared setup below. I shot my gun a few times with it and liked the benefit. Unfortunately, after 5 or so shots, the crosshairs twisted up and the view got very blurry. Obviously you get what you pay for and I recommend not to buy it.



Anyhow, what do you guys think about scopes in general? For those who like 'em, which do you suggest?

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#1813153 - 02/27/10 06:41 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: drrxnupe]
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I prefer to use the factory bead if possible, but if the poa and poi is off you gotta have a adjustable sight if you wanna hit something. I used a bushnell trophy turkey scope last year with good results. It held up to the recoil of a mossberg 535 shootin 3.5s. There probably isnt anything wrong with your mount you just need a better scope on it.
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#1813183 - 02/27/10 06:55 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: buckdead]
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 Originally Posted By: buckdead
There probably isnt anything wrong with your mount you just need a better scope on it.

My personal preference for a turkey scope is the
Nikon Monarch 1.5-4.5 x 20mm

This particular Nikon has a very small "footprint" on your receiver, especially when mounted with ultra-low mounts. I've tried red dots, but prefer traditional optics.

Many of you younger hunters can't relate to this, yet.
But as you get older, it will become increasingly harder to clearly see your receiver, your front sight, and your target. A scope not only solves this problem, but it allows even the best of eyes to more clearly see the target. It's amazing how even 1.5x magnification more clearly defines the target. Wish I had gone to optics on my turkey guns years earlier --- much better than bead or open sights IMO.

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#1813188 - 02/27/10 06:58 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: buckdead]
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 Originally Posted By: buckdead
I prefer to use the factory bead if possible, but if the poa and poi is off you gotta have a adjustable sight if you wanna hit something. I used a bushnell trophy turkey scope last year with good results. It held up to the recoil of a mossberg 535 shootin 3.5s. There probably isnt anything wrong with your mount you just need a better scope on it.


I failed to mention that the mount was a piece of crap as well. It didn't fit my Moss 935. I settled with a Weaver mount to put the scope on. Both have failed thus far.

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#1813205 - 02/27/10 07:12 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: drrxnupe]
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I have a B-Square mount with a 2.5 power Pentax with the circle and cross hair reticle. It has been rock solid for me, and I love the setup.
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#1813841 - 02/27/10 10:10 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: drrxnupe]
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If you have the money to spend, the Leupolds aren't bad either....


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#1814255 - 02/28/10 10:02 AM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Ive got the B-Square mount and a Truglo mounted on my Charles Daly Maxi mag. Love this setup on mine.

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#1814663 - 02/28/10 04:54 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: Smoke]
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i have a mossburg 535. and i use a bsa red dot.works great and is $30.00.i cant complain.
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#1814986 - 02/28/10 06:55 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: AROD]
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I wonder if the B-Square mount has better support than a typical base mounts?
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#1815487 - 02/28/10 09:17 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: drrxnupe]
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Well if you shoot alot, it sucks because to get a remington trigger assembly out to clean it, you have to take the screws out of the mount and that may mess up the "zeroing" of the pattern....
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#1815845 - 03/01/10 08:13 AM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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My favorite.....870 Supermag, I own a 4" forcing cone reamer and have used it on this barrel, optics are camo Nikon 1.5x4.5 Monarch, lightened trigger spring for a 3.5# pull. I used to have the B-Square mount but that really hurt my trigger finger on recoil. I finally bought myself a drill and bottom tap and have drilled and tapped 4 shotguns for optics. Last year I used a Rhino .660" choke with Winchester Supreme 2 oz #6. This year is full of anticipation as I have 3 Indian Creek chokes to test with the newest offerings from Hevi Shot. I added a 1" Decelerator, and a Kick Ease 1/8" foam pad to the comb of the stock and it helped take the Tyson outa this rig.
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#1815932 - 03/01/10 09:36 AM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: TiminTN]
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Nice lookin' scope you have there. ;\)
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#1815937 - 03/01/10 09:41 AM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: drrxnupe]
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 Originally Posted By: drrxnupe
........

Anyhow, what do you guys think about scopes in general? For those who like 'em, which do you suggest?


I've tried them and I don't like them for turkey hunting. Will probably like them when I'm old and cant see anymore though \:D
I like to keep my turkey gun as simple as possible.
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#1817141 - 03/01/10 10:23 PM Re: Turkey Gun Scopes [Re: bvoss]
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 Originally Posted By: bvoss
 Originally Posted By: drrxnupe
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Anyhow, what do you guys think about scopes in general? For those who like 'em, which do you suggest?


I've tried them and I don't like them for turkey hunting. Will probably like them when I'm old and cant see anymore though \:D
I like to keep my turkey gun as simple as possible.


Good point. Seeing as though I've never even shot at a turkey before in my life, I think I may have jinxed myself by starting out shooting with a scope. Now that I've patterned with and without a scope...I think I like the scope option the best.

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