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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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rifle scope work on a cross bow?

guys I was looking deep into the gun safe came up with a older made in japan Bushnell banner 1.5x5x20 MM I wonder can this scope work on a cross bow set up
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 11:43 PM
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Re: rifle scope work on a cross bow?

No rifle scopes are made to absorb shock toward the back. Crossbow towards front. I am not sure you could sight it in without distances dots.

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Re: rifle scope work on a cross bow?

Vibration is the problem. Same reason air guns wreck scopes that aren't purpose-built for them.

That said, I've heard of people using pricier rifle scopes for this purpose successfully, but I also know of a lot of people using Excalibur scopes and the like and doing just as well.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 12:14 AM
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Re: rifle scope work on a cross bow?

Leupold will hold up.
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Re: rifle scope work on a cross bow?

I have a riflescope on my cb for 5 years, no problems yet.

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Re: rifle scope work on a cross bow?

Ask the scope manufacturer

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 01:41 PM
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Re: rifle scope work on a cross bow?

mY SON HAS A simmons SCOPE ON HIS CROSSBOW FROM A 308.ITS ON HIS BOW 3 YEARS NOW no problems.tHATS ALL I CAN OFFER.good lucK.
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Re: rifle scope work on a cross bow?

Have had a 2x7 leupold on our Xbow for 4 yr. I have seen scopes not hold up on friends xbows and a red dot get ruined but so far good with the leupold.
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