Tndeer Logo

Page all of 3 123>
Topic Options
#2993544 - 10/22/12 03:59 PM Scope Suggestions
farmin68
16 Point


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 13263
Loc: In a tree clinging to my guns ...

Offline

Ok guys, what do y'all recommend for an affordable and acceptable muzzleloader scope?

I'm leaning towards a fixed 4X as where I hunt, a long shot just isn't going to happen, but am open to any suggestions.
_________________________
Team Pea Picker

Top
#2993561 - 10/22/12 04:06 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: farmin68]
BigD_625
10 Point


Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

Offline
I have a Nikon Buckmaster on mine.

PS. Be prepared for ALOT of replies. LOL
_________________________
-----------
It's better to be smarter than you look...than to look smarter than you are.

Top
#2993573 - 10/22/12 04:12 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: BigD_625]
Hunter 257W
10 Point


Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 2870
Loc: Franklin County

Offline
I vote for the Leupold VXI 2x7.
Top
#2993635 - 10/22/12 04:49 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: Hunter 257W]
Rubberduck270
10 Point


Registered: 11/01/10
Posts: 2679
Loc: Lawrence Co.

Offline
Nikon Prostaff, Buckmasters or a Minox ZA-3 if you can find one of the demo models.
_________________________
Smokeless Muzzleloading: It ain't your Grampa's flintlock

Top
#2993716 - 10/22/12 05:51 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: Rubberduck270]
Nhill
8 Point


Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 1629
Loc: Maryville, TN

Offline
I don't own one, but I think a 4x with quality glass would be a very good scope for a MZ.
Top
#2993994 - 10/22/12 08:15 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: Nhill]
leader
16 Point


Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 10402
Loc: Knox

Offline
SWFA has all their Sightrons on sell....
_________________________
THE ONLY DUMB QUESTIONS ARE THOSE NEVER ASKED!

Top
#2994009 - 10/22/12 08:21 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: leader]
REN
Good ol' Boys "Team Grizzly"
12 Point


Registered: 10/24/07
Posts: 5212
Loc: Wilson County, TN

Offline
what are you wanting to spend as a max? that will eliminate a bunch or at least get in a ball park.
_________________________
RollTide

John 3:16



Top
#2994878 - 10/23/12 10:41 AM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: Nhill]
MUP
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 43602
Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

Offline
How far you plan on shooting? That may, or may not, save you some money initially.
_________________________
MUP

Amateurs: Built the Ark

Professionals: Built the Titanic

Top
#2995004 - 10/23/12 11:35 AM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: REN]
farmin68
16 Point


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 13263
Loc: In a tree clinging to my guns ...

Offline
 Originally Posted By: REN
what are you wanting to spend as a max? that will eliminate a bunch or at least get in a ball park.


Sub $150.00, hoping to get something decent for $100.00. I would be in the market for a good piece of glass, but a LOT of my gear was stolen this year and having to replace several basic necessities is already straining the budget.


 Originally Posted By: MUP
How far you plan on shooting? That may, or may not, save you some money initially.


I'm not hunting any open areas. All of my spots are in heavy cover. 75 yards will be a long shot.
_________________________
Team Pea Picker

Top
#2995010 - 10/23/12 11:39 AM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: farmin68]
REN
Good ol' Boys "Team Grizzly"
12 Point


Registered: 10/24/07
Posts: 5212
Loc: Wilson County, TN

Offline
sub 150 i would say Redfield would be your best bet, you should be able to find one in that range on a x36 or maybe even a x40

lifetime warranty and good customer service.
_________________________
RollTide

John 3:16



Top
#2995074 - 10/23/12 12:07 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: REN]
BigD_625
10 Point


Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

Offline
http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2894279
_________________________
-----------
It's better to be smarter than you look...than to look smarter than you are.

Top
#2995479 - 10/23/12 03:39 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: REN]
JimFromTN
8 Point


Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 1415
Loc: Nashville, TN

Offline
http://swfa.com/Sightron-Closeouts-C4847.aspx?s=Name ASC&p=0
Top
#3000356 - 10/26/12 01:50 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: REN]
Killing time
4 Point


Registered: 09/06/11
Posts: 254
Loc: West Tennesse

Offline
Checkout Bushnell scopes. I bought 2 Bushnell Banner's a few years ago for $100 each. Have yet to have any issues. I compared Redfield and others in that same price range and Bushnell won hands down, not only in clarity and brightness, but also overall quality. But thats jmo. Every eye is different. Btw- go to opticsplanet.com. Their prices are unbeatable.
_________________________
"This way of life is worth defending." George W. Bush

Top
#3000437 - 10/26/12 02:37 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: Killing time]
Ed B
4 Point


Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 110
Loc: Middle TN

Offline
I was right in the same range, distance and price, went with a Burris Fullfield II, 2x-7x. Bought it off Amazon for $140, I've only used it for getting my muzzleloader sighted in but so far I love it. I can only compare it to a prostaff but I'd take the Burris so far.
Top
#3000575 - 10/26/12 03:49 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: Ed B]
BigD_625
10 Point


Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

Offline
I really love my Burris scopes. I like the original Fullfield myself.
_________________________
-----------
It's better to be smarter than you look...than to look smarter than you are.

Top
#3008199 - 10/30/12 08:25 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: JimFromTN]
farmin68
16 Point


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 13263
Loc: In a tree clinging to my guns ...

Offline
 Originally Posted By: JimFromTN
http://swfa.com/Sightron-Closeouts-C4847.aspx?s=Name ASC&p=0


Thank you, JimFromTN. That is a VERY good deal on Sightrons!
_________________________
Team Pea Picker

Top
#3008540 - 10/31/12 05:57 AM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: farmin68]
FULLDRAWXX75
12 Point


Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 6222
Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

Offline
Leupold FX-II 4x33, but not for $100.00

FDXX75
_________________________
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein


Top
#3008545 - 10/31/12 06:04 AM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
FULLDRAWXX75
12 Point


Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 6222
Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

Offline
Farmin,

Clean out your PM box, I have a deal for you.

FDXX75
_________________________
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein


Top
#3009109 - 10/31/12 11:19 AM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
farmin68
16 Point


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 13263
Loc: In a tree clinging to my guns ...

Offline
 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
Farmin,

Clean out your PM box, I have a deal for you.

FDXX75


Done
_________________________
Team Pea Picker

Top
#3009180 - 10/31/12 12:12 PM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: REN]
WGK
WILD BILL
12 Point


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 6078
Loc: loudon

Offline
SWFA also has a new 3×9×40 minox for 199.00
_________________________
William G Kollock

Top
#3011957 - 11/02/12 12:21 AM Re: Scope Suggestions [Re: WGK]
jakeway
TnDeer Old Timer
10 Point


Registered: 11/22/99
Posts: 3577
Loc: Hendersonville, TN, USA

Offline
I have a Banner on mine and I don't recommend it. Eye relief is too short for a hard-kicking ML. I have a Leupold VXI 2-7X33 on a 243 and a couple Burris FFII 2-7 and 3-9, and I'd take any of those three over the Banner by far. Burris is my favorite.

Redhead (Bass Pro) has several scopes identical to Bushnell models for considerably less.

I'd check out what FDXX75 has first; used scope from a trusted TNDeer guy is always worth checking out.
_________________________
It's not rocket surgery, for crying outside!

Top
Page all of 3 123>


Moderator:  RUGER, gtk, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104855
RUGER
86184
Deer Assassin
64740
BSK
60386
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
piglet84, Bowfire985, TieCampBuckSlayer, ChuckNorris, Breesor1
13085 Registered Users
Who's Online
5 registered (bbuck14, paincave_2000, beachguy, gillis28, DirtyBear0311) and 49 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13085 Members
42 Forums
88245 Topics
1033841 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
July
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.246 seconds in which 0.007 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.