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#3177119 - 02/26/13 04:38 PM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: Diehard Hunter]
BirdDog123
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I believe it is also unethical. As hunters, we have a responsibility to kill our game as quickly and humanely as possible. Why would a government agency try to hinder that? IMO it goes against their intentions.
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#3177150 - 02/26/13 05:05 PM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: BirdDog123]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: BirdDog123
I believe it is also unethical. As hunters, we have a responsibility to kill our game as quickly and humanely as possible. Why would a government agency try to hinder that? IMO it goes against their intentions.
They already do that with archery season..
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#3177158 - 02/26/13 05:10 PM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: cecil30-30]
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IMO they should be required for everybody over six.
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#3177166 - 02/26/13 05:15 PM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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it would go against the handicap rules,,,,not having good vision can be considered a handicap, thus, the reason I must wear glass to focus on anything up close,
with that handicap I cant focus on the standard gun sites, as they blur in my vision.
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#3177184 - 02/26/13 05:23 PM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: brmaster]
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scopes are needed I think, why put people with issues with their eyes in the situation? we shouldn't. and its safer to. and it puts the animal at risk also. if you don't want a scope don't put one on there and safe some money but I don't think they should make you shoot iron sights.
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#3177257 - 02/26/13 06:06 PM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: deerhunter10]
Doskil
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Good points.

If you can't see well how can you use a gun or bow with iron sights?

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#3177676 - 02/27/13 07:32 AM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: Doskil]
WRbowhunter
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Since we have Muzzleloader season I don't see this as an issue. However if we called it Primative weapon well I can see the point in not allowing scopes.
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#3177683 - 02/27/13 07:38 AM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: Doskil]
Diehard Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Doskil
Good points.

If you can't see well how can you use a gun or bow with iron sights?


We don't. I have scopes on everything, including my crossbow. It really sucks being able to see just fine at a distance, but having to have glasses on to see anything within arms reach. Then, if you have reading glasses on, everything at a distance is blurry.
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#3177925 - 02/27/13 10:46 AM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: mike243]
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I have to agree with the "not being able to see the open sights" bit these days. Since 2010, I have finally had to use a scope on my ML's. Just gettin' too blurry to make a good shot anymore.

Dang, just read the previous post/quote. I CAN see out to 30 yds, which is the max distance I will shoot my bow at a deer...it's the 50+ yd shots that I need the magnification on.


Edited by MUP (02/27/13 10:47 AM)
Edit Reason: Just added on...
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#3177977 - 02/27/13 11:28 AM Re: Is prohibiting scopes on muzzleloaders [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Make for more wounded deer Id say
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