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#3165006 - 02/15/13 12:17 PM help! best turkey optic!
john setter
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any suggestions on a good turkey optic? lloking to buy one before turkey season and dont know what to get.
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#3165016 - 02/15/13 12:28 PM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: john setter]
HuntingandHarleys
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Simmons ProDiamond...
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#3165022 - 02/15/13 12:32 PM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: HuntingandHarleys]
muddyboots
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I love my eotech.
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#3165023 - 02/15/13 12:34 PM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: john setter]
Wes Parrish
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"Best" is often a personal preference.

But for some balance between price vs. lasting value, reliability, overall quality, and design fit for a dedicated turkey gun . . . . . Would be very hard to come up with something "better" than the Burris Fastfire III.

For a dedicated turkey gun, my personal favorite (no longer manufactured) is a Nikon Monarch 1.5-4.5 x 20mm objective (with the parallax set at 50 yards). Some people prefer the red dots, some prefer more traditional "scopes", while a growing number are raving about the Burris Fastfires. For the money, and currently available, my vote would go for the FastFire.

The main issue I have with most traditional scopes (and with some of the red dots) is their large "footprint" mainly because of a larger than needed objective. There is no reason any scope of traditional design needs an objective larger than 20mm when used for turkey hunting on low magnification. A larger objective is just more to be in the way, more weight, and more to potentially reflect a spooking glare back to a turkey.

Another issue I have with some of the lower cost optics is their ability to hold up over time when used on a gun with such massive recoil. The cost of replacing (even if it's after a few years), re-sighting in, etc., can cause lower-cost optics to cost more over time than more expensive optics.

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#3165041 - 02/15/13 12:53 PM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: Wes Parrish]
john setter
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thanks all!! ill take all into consideration!
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#3165107 - 02/15/13 01:36 PM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: john setter]
chrmayo
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I love my fastfire 2 on the 336 base.
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#3166029 - 02/16/13 10:08 AM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: Wes Parrish]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
...my personal favorite (no longer manufactured) is a Nikon Monarch 1.5-4.5 x 20mm objective (with the parallax set at 50 yards).
While not a monarch and it's less than desirable glossy exterior finish, this is a very similar scope that is for sale at the moment on eBay (bidding ends in 2 hours). It is made in Japan which is typically a good indicator of above average quality and workmanship. I would also think you could camouflage it by some means in the future if you so desired.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-1-5-4-5X20...=item589c21653f
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#3166035 - 02/16/13 10:12 AM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: Wes Parrish]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
...is a Nikon Monarch 1.5-4.5 x 20mm objective (with the parallax set at 50 yards).
Same scope Wes? If not, I'd guess it is very similar.
http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=NK6592
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#3166785 - 02/16/13 09:02 PM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: Andy S.]
AR turkey
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The Simmons pro diamond is pretty dang good!
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#3166811 - 02/16/13 09:20 PM Re: help! best turkey optic! [Re: AR turkey]
SEC
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A white bead at the end of a vent rib.
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