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    Riflescopes.....

    Do you like them, or do you prefer iron sights? If so, which kind do you prefer?


    I'll start off....I like them and I shoot a Swarovski 2.5 - 10 x42.

    I must say it gets the job done well, clearest scope I have ever looked through.
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    I have a redfield 3by9 on my 700 remington

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    I prefer an open sight I cut my head on a scope one time.

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    When deer hunting, on shots less than 50 yards I prefer open sights or at the most a fixed power 2.5x scope. I also prefer open sights in brushy situations or when hunting with limited visibility.

    My muzzle loader and my deer slug guns do not carry scopes. I just prefer it that way. With the newer "magnum" muzzle loaders capable of shooting 150 grains of powder, though, a quality scope could be useful. Something in the 2.5x to 7x range would be enough, I think, as shots would probably not exceed 125yds.

    I have a .22 that I use a scope on for late season squirrel hunting when the leaves are gone. A 4x scope has always served me well.

    On a deer hunting rifle, for long range, a 3-9x or 3-10x scope of good quality is invaluable. Those shots can be 300 yards or more and the optics on your rifle is more important than almost every other piece of equipment you carry.

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    I have the see through mounts on my .270, I use a 2.5x10 Simmons Aetec scope.

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    Re: Riflescopes.....

    Originally posted by powerfootball
    Do you like them, or do you prefer iron sights? If so, which kind do you prefer?


    I'll start off....I like them and I shoot a Swarovski 2.5 - 10 x42.

    I must say it gets the job done well, clearest scope I have ever looked through.
    Very good choice. I also recommend Leupold scopes, not quite as expensive

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    Leupold are my favorite scopes, but way to o expensive for my blood. Ill stick with my Simmons 3-12 x 50.

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    Re: Re: Riflescopes.....

    Originally posted by luvthegame
    Very good choice. I also recommend Leupold scopes, not quite as expensive

    Yes, they certainly don't give Swavorski's away....for that matter Leupold either...

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    Re: Re: Re: Riflescopes.....

    Originally posted by powerfootball
    Yes, they certainly don't give Swavorski's away....for that matter Leupold either...
    That was my point

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