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Driving gun being built-now what scope? Red dot?

I am going to pick up a driving gun. Prob the rem 7600. Are red dots legal to hunt with? I understand the laser scopes are not. That being said, most red dot scopes are battery driven. I imagine the red dot would be ideal for a drive gun with the quick target pick up. Plus most of the thick stuff I hunt a x2, x3,or x4 would prob be sufficient.
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short range and fast targeting go unscoped

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red dot would be my first choice
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Go with a medium eye relief scope similar to what is used on the Steyr Scout rifle.
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Re: Driving gun being built-now what scope? Red dot?

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short range and fast targeting go unscoped
I'll second that! My bear gun is a driving gun. I'm on most every drive. It's thick stuff. I don't see a point in having any optics getting in the way, caught on brush, fogged up, rainy lenses, added weight, etc. Peep sight works fine for me at close range and fast to acquire.

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Re: Driving gun being built-now what scope? Red dot?

+3 I would go with the iron sights. They work great for fast shots at close ranges. I am thinking of putting a peep on my 7600, I used the regular iron sights this year for deer but I am interested in the williams peep.

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Re: Driving gun being built-now what scope? Red dot?

It really depends on what you are after if you are looking at getting the red dot scope. Biggest thing to remember is that the red dots are battery operated so you can either conserve your battery and when something jumps you turn on your scope and proceed to try to shoot, or you keep it on during drives and change batteries a lot, just hoping that the battery doesn't die at the wrong time. Trijicon makes a scope similar to the red dot scopes that doesn't require batteries, and if your budget is quite large you can get one of these fantastic scopes to fit the bill perfectly for you. Another, more practical answer is to get a low powered scope that gives you the most field of view so you can acquire your target swiftly, center up the target, and fire. You will probably want a variable power scope so that you can, if required, make a more accurate long range shot. Depending on your budget you can find many scopes that will meet your needs. When you are ready feel free to contact me and I'll fill you in with more details on the options you have. Good luck!

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Re: Driving gun being built-now what scope? Red dot?

I have a Marlin 45-70 with both a Aimpoint T-1 and skinner ghost rings sights. In my testing, I am more accurate as well as quicker with the Aimpoint red dot.

Factor in the 5 year battery life of the Aimpoint and it becomes a no brainer. The only time the Aimpoint comes off of my rifle is when it is snowing/raining heavily and I cannot see well through it.

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+3 I would go with the iron sights. They work great for fast shots at close ranges. I am thinking of putting a peep on my 7600, I used the regular iron sights this year for deer but I am interested in the williams peep.
You'll love it. Get the combo with the front fire sight, that thing shows up like a beacon in the night, will also expand you hunting time right up to legal quiting time.

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williams peep.
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