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#465774 - 10/24/07 10:10 PM Decent cheap scope? for MZ
fishboy1
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What are your suggestions for a decent cheap scope for a muzzleloader. Say under $100?

Lets hear em.
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#465893 - 10/24/07 11:46 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: fishboy1]
FOOTER
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Bass Pro has the Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn 3-9X40 scope on sale thru their catalog or internet order for $79.99. This scope also comes in an extended eye relief model (6 inch EER). I own 2 of these models; one is on my Encore and the other is on my H & R Ultra Slug Hunter. They are very stout scopes and have great glass! I am very pleased with them.
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#465897 - 10/24/07 11:46 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: FOOTER]
smstone22
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Id say thats a good one footer mentioned.
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#467784 - 10/25/07 11:17 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: smstone22]
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get a Nikon Prostaff. Decent scope for the money.
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#467965 - 10/26/07 08:11 AM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: BucknBass]
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Thanks Footer.
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#467981 - 10/26/07 08:23 AM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: Cuttin Caller]
renegade50
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bushnell banner dusk and dawn 1.5 x 4.5 wide veiw put one on my daughters 20 gauge ultra slug hunter and am very impressed with how fast it picks up and the eye relief. 79 bucks at bps.
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#468033 - 10/26/07 09:01 AM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: renegade50]
stik
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anything but trashco or simmons. bushnell makes great scopes for the money.
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#468610 - 10/26/07 02:39 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: stik]
big jim
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Just wondered if you would consider a fixed 4 X 40 or 6 X 40. They usually cost less than the variables allowing you to buy more scope for the money.

Take a look at the cabelas alaskan guide series of scopes. Last time I checked a bunch were slashed about 50% and on clearance. I don't know who makes them for them, but they will back it up. I've never purchased anything with the cabelas name that was trash.

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#468650 - 10/26/07 02:54 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: big jim]
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I just put a VX-III 3.5-10x40 on my Savage ML-II. It is a tack driver. I took the Nikon Monarch off because I was not happy with light transmission.
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#468907 - 10/26/07 05:54 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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Well they done said it, but the Bushnell Banner is my choice.
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#468927 - 10/26/07 06:29 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: RUGER]
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I'll have to agree with the Bushnell Banner. I have two one on a
308 and one on a 270 that have been on them from the early to
mid 1960's and have taken their share of game and are still going
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#469631 - 10/27/07 04:32 AM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: cdw338]
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yes, ya cant beat the banner for the money, quality and performance.
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#470923 - 10/28/07 09:39 AM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: FOOTER]
4onaside
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 Originally Posted By: FOOTER
Bass Pro has the Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn 3-9X40 scope on sale thru their catalog or internet order for $79.99. This scope also comes in an extended eye relief model (6 inch EER). I own 2 of these models; one is on my Encore and the other is on my H & R Ultra Slug Hunter. They are very stout scopes and have great glass! I am very pleased with them.
I just bought one Thursday for my .30/06 to replace a Bushnell sportsman which has a "triplex" reticule, which to me the thickness of which overwhelmed your field of view. I debated that or a Nikon Pro-staff for twice the price. To me, its a great looking scope with optics that appear to be at least as bright as the Nikon. And Dick's currently has it for $69.95.
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#471014 - 10/28/07 11:35 AM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: stik]
4onaside
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 Originally Posted By: stik
anything but trashco or simmons. bushnell makes great scopes for the money.
I've never had any problems with Tascos, although I have heard some horror stories(actually some about other makes also). However, I took a cheap Simmons to Colorado on an elk hunt, and discovered that the eye-piece lens had quite a bit of forward and back play in it, with no way to tighten it up. But, it still told me where to put the bullet at about 275 yrds! LOL
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#471253 - 10/28/07 04:10 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: 4onaside]
bighead 1
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I have had good luck with nikon pro staff scopes,have three of them ,good scope for the money
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#472004 - 10/28/07 11:22 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: BucknBass]
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Ditto!


 Originally Posted By: BucknBass
get a Nikon Prostaff. Decent scope for the money.
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#472778 - 10/29/07 02:08 PM Re: Decent cheap scope? for MZ [Re: bighead 1]
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 Originally Posted By: bighead 1
I have had good luck with nikon pro staff scopes,have three of them ,good scope for the money


Ditto
Bought one (3x 9 ballistic plex rcpt)for my mz this year "love it
about 165.00 at BP
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