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Tactical vs Normal Scope for hunting rifle? which do you prefer?

 
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:30 PM
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Tactical vs Normal Scope for hunting rifle? which do you prefer?

On your hunting rifles do you prefer a normal hunting scope or a tactical scope and why? If you know long shots can occur would you prefer to have a tactical scope or still your normal hunting scope for in the field?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:38 PM
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Re: Tactical vs Normal Scope for hunting rifle? which do you prefer?

These days I feel pretty handicapped with a "regular" hunting scope on any rifle. Even a small hunting rifle, as long as it's accurate, can be such a more effective tool with a scope that has good knobs and reliable tracking or usable reticle vs. a duplex "point and shoot" scope without usable knobs. The best quality and most reliable scopes with those features tend to be "tactical" scopes, thought there are some hybrid-types available they tend to be limited in one way or another.
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On your hunting rifles do you prefer a normal hunting scope or a tactical scope and why? If you know long shots can occur would you prefer to have a tactical scope or still your normal hunting scope for in the field?
"Tactical" is just a buzz word that gets thrown around to sell STUFF they are just scopes with adjustable turrets and I think 95% of the guys here are using scopes with adjustable turrets. If not that then the Horus system (what I use) or one of the BDC systems. I have never and will never use anything else on any of my rifles its to limiting any other way.

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Re: Tactical vs Normal Scope for hunting rifle? which do you prefer?

I prefer a tactical style scope on any rifle that may be used to shoot over about 400yds. I have several rifles that are only used for shorter range hunting, such as 250yd max. For these I use a standard variable scope. But my 2 long range rifles have Leupold Mark 4's.
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"Tactical" is just a buzz word that gets thrown around to sell STUFF they are just scopes with adjustable turrets and I think 95% of the guys here are using scopes with adjustable turrets. If not that then the Horus system (what I use) or one of the BDC systems. I have never and will never use anything else on any of my rifles its to limiting any other way.

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Re: Tactical vs Normal Scope for hunting rifle? which do you prefer?

In the Leupold line I've found the "tactical" or Mark 4 line adjustments to be more reliable and durable, than the "normal" VX-3's. No experience with other brands to be of help.
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Re: Tactical vs Normal Scope for hunting rifle? which do you prefer?

I prefer the plain vanilla regular tactical hunting scopes for all of my rifles.
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