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#3119949 - 01/11/13 10:21 PM Red dot, holographic, or scope?
Chuck Norris
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Wanting to outfit my turkey gun with some optics. I had a scope on one of my old turkey guns and liked it pretty well. I'm leaning towards a true glo red dot scope. like to know if anybody has used a true glo or what optics they prefer.
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#3120018 - 01/12/13 12:43 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: Chuck Norris]
scn
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My 11-87 has a Pentax scope with a circle and crosshair reticle that I really love for turkeys. I shoot a very high percentage with that scope and gun.
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#3120066 - 01/12/13 05:41 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: scn]
Setterman
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I went with the Burris Speedbead last year when I ran into issues with a new weapon, it is fantastic and held up well through the season.
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#3120189 - 01/12/13 08:06 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: Setterman]
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I'd go scope or holographic (mueller quick shot, speedbead or fast fire style) personally. I can't stand the red dot tube style personally.


I went with a holographic on one of my guns 2 years ago do to POI issues and I like it. It has its advantages and disadvantages but overall I like using it enough that I fixes the POI issues and still keep it on there.
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#3120194 - 01/12/13 08:09 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: REN]
muddyboots
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eotech is awesome!
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#3120366 - 01/12/13 10:57 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: muddyboots]
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Chuck Norris, all you need is bead! All that other stuff is for girly men! This ain't combat, it's turkey huntin!
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#3120415 - 01/12/13 11:42 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: skillet licker]
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 Originally Posted By: skillet licker
Chuck Norris, all you need is bead! All that other stuff is for girly men! This ain't combat, it's turkey huntin!


When i step out of the truck it is combat! LOL
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#3120416 - 01/12/13 11:43 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: skillet licker]
chrmayo
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Girly or not I really like my Burris FastFire on my 870. I guess crawling through all the mud and briars when stalking on is kinda like combat huh? So stick u some type of scope or red dot on and dont worry about it.
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#3120641 - 01/12/13 04:04 PM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: chrmayo]
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Most turkey hunters know that when you are forcing lots of shot at high speeds through a super tight choke the POA and POI are not the same. That's why adjustable sights are a must. I use a Leupold NWTF Edition turkey scope with a turkey plex reticle. Whatever you choose get some type of adjustable sight. I'd like to try an eotech just for comparison but they cost more than my scope. Some guys love scopes like me, some don't.
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#3120647 - 01/12/13 04:06 PM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: Spurhunter]
Spurhunter
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I should've said POA and POI are usually not the same. There are always exceptions.
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#3121479 - 01/13/13 06:59 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: Spurhunter]
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I used a Burris FastFire II for the last two years. This year I upgraded to the FastFire III. For me, the nicest part about the FastFire is that I don't have to line up sights. It doesn't matter if my head is on the stock, so long as I can get the red dot on the turkey's head, he's dead.
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#3122700 - 01/13/13 09:45 PM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: skillet licker]
Layne
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 Originally Posted By: skillet licker
Chuck Norris, all you need is bead! All that other stuff is for girly men! This ain't combat, it's turkey huntin!


Well I've declared war on more than one gobbler, I usually lose but that's what keeps me going back.

I'm a bead man myself, don't have anything against other sites, just hadn't seen a need... with that said though, I would like to try one of the red dots. The older I get the further that bead gets from me, I think my barrel is getting longer.

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#3123103 - 01/14/13 10:20 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: skillet licker]
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 Originally Posted By: skillet licker
Chuck Norris, all you need is bead! All that other stuff is for girly men! This ain't combat, it's turkey huntin!



Skillet Licker I saw you huntin this fall with a bushmaster and wearin a kevlar blaze orange helmet

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#3123137 - 01/14/13 10:40 AM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: Chuck Norris]
ruger7mag
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I use a Leupold 1.5-4x20 scope on my gun. I missed more than I care to admit before the scope, but now it's extremely rare if I miss.
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#3125696 - 01/15/13 08:19 PM Re: Red dot, holographic, or scope? [Re: Chuck Norris]
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Let me guess Chuck Norris, that you're updating your camo pattern this year as well. Yep, as soon as longbeards see an old pattern they get spooked!
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