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Old 05-14-2019, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Scope for turkey gun

Starting to plan on putting together a dedicated turkey gun for next year and I want to equip it with a scope. I do not like red dots and don't want a holographic sight. Any suggestions on a decent scope?

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Old 05-14-2019, 09:48 PM
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Open sights works great..
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I have had the same Bushnell Trophy on four different turkey guns and l can say for a $100 scope it's hard to beat...just my two cents
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Open sights works great..
Yes they do. I am getting older and my eyesight isn't as good as it once was. Hard to see everything in focus in order to get a fine bead.

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Kicking this back up to the top to see if anyone has any other suggestions. Got a good feeling that Santa may bring me the gun for Christmas. Don't think that he is bringing a scope though. LOL.

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Kicking this back up to the top to see if anyone has any other suggestions. Got a good feeling that Santa may bring me the gun for Christmas. Don't think that he is bringing a scope though. LOL.
I have a Swift 1.5x4.5 Scope with Circle plus reticle.
I bought it a dozen years ago for about $150 and the local gun shop said that it had a lifetime no questions asked warranty.
I mounted it on a Rem Sp10 that I used to develop 2.5oz Hevi Shot handloads and to turkey hunt with.
It stayed on that gun and took an absolute pounding and never so much as missed a beat. I decided to trade the SP10 for 2 rifles so that scope went on an 870 20ga and has been nothing except flawless.

I see that they are about $300 retail price but can be had for less.

I also have a Nikon Turkey Pro that was in an 870 Supermag.
I bought the scope used and it was out of whack then. I sent it back to Nikon and it was on that Supermag for many years and now resides on a .410. Not a problem since it was refurbished.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:39 PM
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From 1996 through about 2009 I hunted Spring gobbler with a 1X4 Leupold scope mounted on my browning 12 ga. A5 and took several gobblers in several states. It performed without flaw.
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Old 11-20-2019, 04:52 AM
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try a Simons shotgun scope I have one on my Winchester 1300 12 gauge and like it. good luck
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:04 AM
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Simmons Pro Diamond cant be beat. Have this on my Winnie 1300 for many yrs and has not failed me yet.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:50 PM
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Simmons Pro Diamond cant be beat. Have this on my Winnie 1300 for many yrs and has not failed me yet.
I have to agree, the Simmons Pro Diamond in 1x5 to 5 variable is a good turkey scope for the money 80 to 110 dollars, I have 3 of them, one on my Mossberg 500 20ga and on both of my 835`s, once you get the Turkeys head inside the Diamond, it is over for that bird. With the scope mounted on the breach, I just switch to my slug barrel for 2B Deer and I`m ready to go.Check them out online At my age as well they have made it much easier and the added factor is with a scope you can get a better look at how long his beard is, especially when there are more than one Gobbler approaching. The last 12 Gobblers have fallen to this scope. Good Luck with what ever scope you decide on.....
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