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#3142928 - 01/28/13 07:06 PM Red doe scope for turkey gun?
DPH
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What is everyones opinion on red dot scopes to help my 8 yr old get first turkey and what kind do you prefer?
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#3142939 - 01/28/13 07:13 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: DPH]
deerhunter10
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wrong forum but I don't really have a preference, but you can get a decent scope for the same price as a red dot. you don't need anything real flashy.
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#3142944 - 01/28/13 07:15 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: deerhunter10]
turkeyhunter64
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I shoot a Simmons Pro Diamond scope 3x5 just put the turkeys head in the diamond and ol red is dead. Had a red dot did not like it.
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#3142949 - 01/28/13 07:17 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: turkeyhunter64]
infoman jr.
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I think it's a darn good idea. One of the biggest mistakes kids (or adults) will make is taking their head off the stock and shooting high. A red dot will bandaid that tendency. I'd be wary of the cheaper ones. I'd worry about POI shift under magnum recoil. The Trijicon RMR's are nice!
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#3142951 - 01/28/13 07:18 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: deerhunter10]
pressfit
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I would not advise one for anyone.. I put one on my daughters 223 when she was about 8-9.. sun came up.. deer came out about 30 yards.. I cocked it and kept waiting on her to shoot.. she never did.. finally it left and she said she could not see the red dot.. well i took it and sure 'nuff.. the sun was behind us and the dot was completely invisible.. not matter what setting you put it on.. i took it off..put on a fixed 4 power and she killed one that evening..
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#3142987 - 01/28/13 07:46 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: pressfit]
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Want have a turkey gun without one on it.
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#3142999 - 01/28/13 07:54 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
DPH
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I don't want a scope due to recoil maybe hitting him when he shoots so figured red dot or something similar would work better.
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#3143012 - 01/28/13 08:04 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: DPH]
scn
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I have a Pentax scope with circle and crosshair reticle on it that I love on my turkey gun. I got it at the advice of Harold Knight. He told me one spring he had three clients in a row miss their turkey due to lifting their heads. He put a scope on his "client gun", and has not had a turkey missed since.

There is enough eye relief that scope eye is a non-issue.
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#3143015 - 01/28/13 08:07 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: DPH]
lightfoot
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I use a truglo red-dot gobbler stopper It has a red circle around the red dot or green circle around green dot comes with both,easy to line up. Also if don't like red dot I put a Bushnell Banner 1.75x4x32 with circle x reticle on girlfriends shotgun she likes it.
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#3143026 - 01/28/13 08:11 PM Re: Red doe scope for turkey gun? [Re: lightfoot]
deerhunter10
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I cheap way to keep your head one the stock. I shoot a dead ringer awesome sight and it keeps you to keep your head down and you don't have to worry about your eye getting scoped
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