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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]
drrxnupe
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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]
drrxnupe
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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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