Who here scopes their gun and why?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by DartonJager, Feb 24, 2019.


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  1. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    I've scoped the wife's shotgun.

    She ask me to do it last year. She has only been shooting 4 years. With zero gun experience prior to that.

    Her reasoning was, "everything I have ever shot has one, why not this too"...so true...so I did!

    Mossberg youth 20ga with Primos turkey tube, Mossberg rail and a budget 1x4 from ebay that has a lit reticle.
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    It worked just fine too...her first shotgun turkey, took at 15 yards!
     
  2. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Thermal hunt 2 008.jpg I , like you, have vision issues. All my rifles and shotgun are scoped. I have gradually moved up to 20 plus power on all of them except my 22 and 12 gauge. My 22lr is at 16 power. My Versa Max sports an EO Tech. It is my favorite gun. Just point and pull the trigger. The EO really helps you concentrate your pattern. Was amazed shooting skeet. You didn't break the birds you dusted them. TOOOO much fun even dove hunting. Strong believer in the better you can see your target the better shot you can make.
     
  3. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I will be drill and tapping my old Revelation pump shot gun for my dad. He has killed a bunch of turkeys with it back in the day. He missed every shot last year with either my shotgun and my wifes. So I broke out ol' reliable and he continued to miss this year.

    He had his caderac's done last fall, so he can see nowbut at 81yo, I think he is trying too hard which leads to him getting pretty excited...

    Any way he is running out of excuses and I want to see him shoot another gobbler.

    So my old shotgun wI'll be sporting a scope next spring.
     
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  4. MkJose

    MkJose SCAMMER

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    Many of the higher dollar scopes are geared towards long range shooting, so if that's not your thing and 500 yards is barely long range, that kind of scope may not be where you need to put your dollars. Make sure you know what the scope is/does and what you want it to do before pulling the plug. 'Turrets' on high dollar scopes don't do much for you if there isn't a whole lot of other things in terms of know how, much practice, precision reloading, and $ spent to bring the rest of your gear up to par.
     
  5. Clay Target Guy

    Clay Target Guy Well-Known Member

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    I will be 59 this year and have hunted with a red dot for several years. It is fast for target acquisition and hot critical of head placement (heck I shot one with the gun across my chest and my head bent down to see the dot, try that with a scope!)
    Between tight patterns and aging eyes it was a no brainier.
     
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  6. ljmelea

    ljmelea Well-Known Member

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    I use the Nikon Turkey Pro,whicvh sadly Nikon in their great business sense,has quit making.If you find one used, grab it.E-Bay they go for around $450.00.This scope is rugged, never had a failure.
     

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