Scope suggestions?

Discussion in 'Muzzleloading and Traditional Archery' started by ArrowSlinger, Jul 10, 2020.

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  1. ArrowSlinger

    ArrowSlinger Member

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    What size scope/ brand does everyone recommend for a smokeless muzzeloader scope..gonna be a 300 to 350 yd gun 4-16x44 is what I was thinking maybe..the vortex viper hs-t or the crossfire II 4-26x50 strictly a hunting muzzeloader so looking to see if either of them are good or what all you more experienced shooters prefer! Thanks
     
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    Fastfreddy16 New Member

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    I've always been a fan of a 50mm lens just for field of view and pulling in light. As far as magnification that will be totally up to your liking! Be prepared to get a lot of different opinions on this subject!

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    From what Ive seen/heard Vortex has a hard time holding up on the smokeless...they physically break them. The guy who built my gun said there are only 3 scopes that hold up. Leupold, Nightforce, and Sightron. He recommended to me putting the Sightron on mine so thats what I went with. I believe mine is a 4-20x50 Sightron tactical. The best part is the scope is very economically priced. I told him that I am more than happy spending a grand+ on an optic and he continued to recommend the sightron. Tactical turret for dialing in those long ranges.
     
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    I would never put a vortex on a smokeless. Been there, done that. Didnt last a dozen shots and that was a $1,200 scope. You can find countless other people online with same exact story.

    I personally run the luepold VX6HD. Other good options mentioned above in either price range direction.
     
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    I think the gen II vortex does not stand well with smokeless. But the original vortex do fine. I have a sightron s-tac moa 2 4x20 on my smokeless, very nice scope. Seems to be holding up well.
     
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    Leupold vx5hd for me. Love the lighted reticle !
     
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    This! Good mid range scopes include the right Vortex or Sightron. Sightron S-tac and SIII do great, and some Vortex do too. I am a fan of the 50ML lens as stated by fastfreddy.
     

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