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Scope vs Open

Postby highcountryarchery » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:52 pm

What are your opinions on hunting with a scope vs hunting just open sights on your muzzy

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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby MuleyMadness » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:06 pm

I have always done open sights, but leaning toward a scope this year myself. Just don't buy a piece of junk scope if you do it IMO.

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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby derekp1999 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:11 pm

Open sights for me.
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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby highcountryarchery » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:11 pm

whats the benefits of a scope over open sites in utah

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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby derekp1999 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:17 pm

highcountryarchery wrote:whats the benefits of a scope over open sites in utah

Most 1x scopes are so small (20-30mm) that the light gathering capability is minimal to brighten an image at dawn or dusk, although a little is possible. Cross-hairs is about all I can figure. When you're considering holdover on longer shots the open sights can cover up the target, not so with the scope... but I figure if I have to hold that high it's likely outside of my range & I try to get closer.
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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby spoofman » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:24 am

the areas i hunt often see 150-200 yard shots so i use a red dot scope and have set at 200 yards. The last buck i killed was at 205 and hit him right where i aimed. don't know if i could have done that with open sights with a muzzy.

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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby dahlmer » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:28 am

I use a peep sight and have been really happy with it. I am more consistent with it and don't have problems with the sight covering up my target.

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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby lowcountrykiller » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:46 pm

In my own professional opinion i would never use a scope on a muzzleloader. Where i live you cant have any magnification on the scope so it almost makes it seem farther away and in low light conditions it isnt as good as a TC with true glow sights. plus you can spend that money elsewhere in havesting the trophy of a liftime.

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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby Muley Stalker » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:11 pm

Iron sights if you still have good eyesight. If your eyesight is bad. It's time for a scope. Better for you and the animal.
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Re: Scope vs Open

Postby bigbuck92 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:58 am

I use a reddot scope on mine and love it.
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