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#3357126 - 09/12/13 04:48 PM Let's talk scopes
Jroberts238
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Ok so my 13 year old has me in a sticky situation. He decided it was a good idea to remove the battery cover on my Parker 3 red dot scope.....then he lost it. We have tore the house up with no success.

The 21st I drew out for PC so it looks like I need to go ahead and front a new scope so I can get sighted in and get some trigger time before the hunt.

Any suggestions on what to get? I really want something with multiple dots. Trying to stay $150 or below and hopefully something I dont have to order offline. I have a Gander Mountain, Dicks Sporting Goods, Academy Sports, Sportsmans Warehouse, and Bass Pro within driving range.

Any advice will help!
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#3357274 - 09/12/13 06:43 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: Jroberts238]
bogger
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I'd have to say I love the Excalibur varizone. Not a red dot though.
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#3357368 - 09/12/13 08:11 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: bogger]
bigtex
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You could contact Parker and let them know your problem and I would bet they would be more than glad to send you a replacement cover.
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#3357392 - 09/12/13 08:32 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: bigtex]
Jroberts238
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 Originally Posted By: bogger
I'd have to say I love the Excalibur varizone. Not a red dot though.


Doesn't have to be a red dot as long as I have my different points of aim. I will look into the Excalibur. Might even look into the rangefinder mount \:\)

 Originally Posted By: bigtex
You could contact Parker and let them know your problem and I would bet they would be more than glad to send you a replacement cover.


I thought about that but:

1. I'm not the original owner
2. The crossbow is decently old, a Parker Buck Buster
3. I really need it by tomorrow so I can sight in and get some practice before the hunt. Only way for me to do that is a 30 minute drive to my parents. City Code Enforcement don't like me as it is. Let's just say city limits - Deer - Tree - residential lol
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#3357518 - 09/12/13 10:07 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: Jroberts238]
LanceS4803
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I'm using the Nikon crossbow scope this year.
So far, I really like it. WAY better than the red dot that came with the Barnett.
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#3357546 - 09/12/13 10:22 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: LanceS4803]
CR500AFX
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Gander mountain in Knoxville has the Parker Red Hot scope for $99.00 or you can order the Excalibur Varizone from

http://www.thedigitaloasis.com/Excalibur...ml#.UjKHHn9C62Y
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#3358583 - 09/13/13 08:59 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: LanceS4803]
Jroberts238
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 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
I'm using the Nikon crossbow scope this year.
So far, I really like it. WAY better than the red dot that came with the Barnett.


Whats the reticle like?
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#3365097 - 09/18/13 08:33 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: Jroberts238]
PRB
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Didnt know if you got one yet...
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2085954
Good luck
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#3369040 - 09/21/13 06:09 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: Jroberts238]
LanceS4803
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 Originally Posted By: Jroberts238
 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
I'm using the Nikon crossbow scope this year.
So far, I really like it. WAY better than the red dot that came with the Barnett.


Whats the reticle like?


Center crosshair with 4 circles graduated beneath.
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#3370198 - 09/22/13 07:49 PM Re: Let's talk scopes [Re: LanceS4803]
Deerbuster1996
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Tru glow
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