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Picked up a traditions buck stalker and been looking at scopes. I put a old Tasco on it that I threw on it. Have not shot it yet but going to shoot this week. To get ready for the season. Will a regular rifle scope hold up on a muzzleloader? Any recommendations on a muzzleloader scope that won't break the bank.

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Re: Inline scope options

Check out Cabelas blackpowder scopes. I have a Cabelas 3X10X40 on a CVA Accura V2. Good scope for the money.
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Any scope suitable for a centerfire rifle/shotgun will work fine. If you are looking for "long range work" with your inline there are scopes out there such as the nikons with the bdc (bullet drop reticle) that are set up for muzzys as well.

I even used a nikon rimfire scope on one the other year to get through season after i dropped and broke my regular inline scope. Worked/and is still working on the .22 i put it back on.
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Best bang for the buck right here.
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Yes, any scope designed for centerfire will work. I use the old leupold vari-x II's on mine, first the 3-9x40 and now the 2-7x33. Then sure, you have the muzzleloader specific scopes from several scope makers that are designed with drop mark reticles as if you wanna shoot 250-300 yards at deer, but that really is pushing it for an inline, and something I don't think should be tried very often, if ever. I blame a lot of that mentality on the so called "magnum" muzzleloaders that can accept 150 grains of blackpowder or substitute powder. Even with a full charge like that stuffed down the barrel, it's no .300 Mag. Didn't mean to rant, I'm just trying to say you will be fine with a scope that doesn't have a drop-compensating reticle, it's really unneccesary. Check out the Leupold Rifleman line or VX-I. Heard good things about Nikon Prostaff scopes as well. 2-7x or 3-9x

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I bought a used simmons 22mag 3x9x40 for 12 bucks and put that on my CVA optima. I can almost touch holes at 100 yards.

your scope will work great.

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I agree with deer lane the Leupolds Grand Slam...it's perfect.. The engineers who worked on the spacing of the dots did their homework, with 3 777 pellets and the 250 grain bullets they are spot on right to 250 on my TC Triumph. Clear, bright, life time warranty, I can't imagine anything nicer!!
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I assumed the thread-starter wanted an inexpensive, under $200 scope. To me, that rules out Leupold.
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