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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: WiFowler] #14453481 01/10/20
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I had a Leupold M8 Compact 2.5X on an Ithaca 37 for years. Shot hundreds of rounds through under it. Love it. I shot it so much that I tended to hold it very loose when patterning or switching to slugs for whitetail hunting. That scope has a 4in eye relief. I got hit twice with it. Blood running off the nose both times. Your Konus has an eye relief of 2.9 inches.That would be a bit short for me.
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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: urbaneruralite] #14453491 01/10/20
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Originally Posted by urbaneruralite
What in the world do you want to carry a scope around for? I walk too much to go adding weight.

My 80 year old eyes need more help than my 80 year old feet.
I can carry a 6.5 oz. scope. Though it may be a burden for you it's OK for me. YMMV
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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14454297 01/11/20
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The Bushnell from CDNN is your huckleberry. Great price!!!!

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: Rug3] #14454431 01/11/20
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Originally Posted by Rug3
Originally Posted by urbaneruralite
What in the world do you want to carry a scope around for? I walk too much to go adding weight.

My 80 year old eyes need more help than my 80 year old feet.
I can carry a 6.5 oz. scope. Though it may be a burden for you it's OK for me. YMMV
Jim


I would rather not have to carry that extra weight also but like mentioned that little bead just got too hard to find with my older eyes and mine are only 52.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14454448 01/11/20
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Fiber optic front and rear sights for me. Must admit, a scope would be better, but just something else to carry or break

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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14455824 01/11/20
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Any Suggestions on Fiber Optic sights on a Vent-Ribbed Encore or suggestions on how to put a red dot on a Vent-Rinbed Encore. I’m almost blind at 26 and seeing the little bead is hard for me with glasses.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14455910 01/11/20
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Does Leupold still offer that "Turkey Ranger" reticle ? Put a Leupold 2.5x 20 mm compact with that reticle on a Mossberg 500 Turkey gun back in 2001 and it's still going strong. Parallax set at 40 yards. The reticle designed to subtend 9" from top of center post to crosshairs intersection at 40 yards. ( (9" = distance from top of average turkeys head to base of its neck ). And 2.5x is plenty of power for shotgun turkey hunting ranges. I may have heard that reticle is no longer around, but don't recall for sure. It's a nice setup IMO and would be a shame if it were discontinued.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: TC_Hunter] #14458923 01/12/20
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Originally Posted by TC_Hunter
Any Suggestions on Fiber Optic sights on a Vent-Ribbed Encore or suggestions on how to put a red dot on a Vent-Rinbed Encore. I’m almost blind at 26 and seeing the little bead is hard for me with glasses.


I liked my williams fiber optioc sights with the rear sight as a ring and not a notch sight.


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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14459090 01/12/20
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Weaver Kaspa sits on top of my only 12ga that I still hunt with. My eyes aren’t what they used to be and the scope really helps close the deal for me. No point and shoot with it. I actually aim and shoot it like a rifle. Knock on wood, I haven’t missed a bird with a scope.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14459448 01/12/20
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No scope , but love my eotech

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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: Stilllearning] #14462960 01/13/20
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I use a Bushnell trophy 1.75-4 with a circle x reticle and the CDNN sale price for the scope, including BC scope covers, is a very good deal!


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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: TC_Hunter] #14465554 01/13/20
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Originally Posted by TC_Hunter
Any Suggestions on Fiber Optic sights on a Vent-Ribbed Encore or suggestions on how to put a red dot on a Vent-Rinbed Encore. I’m almost blind at 26 and seeing the little bead is hard for me with glasses.


I use the tru glo brand fiber optic sight that clips on the vent rib, they make different sizes for different widths of vent ribs, they are cheap and they work well. I've bought several at wally world over the years for $10ish, has a front and rear sight.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14465888 01/14/20
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I've used a Bushnell and also a BSA 1.5-4.5x the latter is what's on the shotgun now.

My eyes went bad decades ago, and I found it was hard to focus on the bead and the bird at the same time. I keep the magnification down around 2.5x


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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: shaman] #14466689 01/14/20
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1.75 x 5 tasco world class, many turkeys and slugs for deer. Still working

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: shaman] #14468155 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by shaman
I've used a Bushnell and also a BSA 1.5-4.5x the latter is what's on the shotgun now.

My eyes went bad decades ago, and I found it was hard to focus on the bead and the bird at the same time. I keep the magnification down around 2.5x


I don't hunt with open sights anymore for the same reason. Get a set of fiber optic open sights. I can't focus on the bird and the sights, but I can put the red blur between the two green blurs well enough to hit a turkey's head every time. Remember your sweet spot is 10" in diameter. It requires a lot less precision than shooting a rifle.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14470555 01/15/20
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Nope I have 2 turkey guns, both with fiber optic irons.. which I like. I thought about a scope for a second.. but 30-30yd shots.. nah don't need a scope.


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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: Musicianized] #14471220 01/15/20
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Originally Posted by Musicianized
Nope I have 2 turkey guns, both with fiber optic irons.. which I like. I thought about a scope for a second.. but 30-30yd shots.. nah don't need a scope.


I thought the same thing. Over the years I’ve had several opportunities get away from me because I couldn’t get on target or couldn’t tell for sure if a bird was legal. Once everything greens up here the understory can get thick. Having a 4x scope I know for a fact has added to my beard and fan collection.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: TC_Hunter] #14472869 01/16/20
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Originally Posted by TC_Hunter
Any Suggestions on Fiber Optic sights on a Vent-Ribbed Encore or suggestions on how to put a red dot on a Vent-Rinbed Encore. I’m almost blind at 26 and seeing the little bead is hard for me with glasses.



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Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14518336 01/29/20
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While I love reflex sights, I only moved to them from scopes to shave weight and bulk. I've killed a bunch of turkeys with scoped rigs. I've got a Pentax Lightseeker 2.5x with circle ret at the house that I never mounted. It has the old Advantage camo on it. I bought it from a guy that had barely used it, so very good condition. Holler at me if that sounds like something you want to try.

Re: Scopes for turkey guns [Re: NMSSHOOTER] #14532918 02/02/20
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I’ve never had not having a scope cost me a bird......but I’ve had some close calls at close range, where I clipped a neck with the edge of the golf ball sized pattern, inside 15yards. I intend to go to one, but think I’d prefer a scope over a red dot....just because I’m not a huge RD fan for hunting and didn’t like the FF2 I did try a while back. I’d think that Pentax 2.5 would be a heckuva start.

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