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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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What new Xbow scope will hold up?

Well, it happened again. Less than a week since I resighted the Xbow it went out, not so much that it would have caused a lost, wounded deer, but enough (2" high/2" right) that I figure it's time....again. Each time I offload, I do it from a steady rest into my block target @ 20 yds. This way, I monitor the POI of the crosshair.

This scope is a Nikon Bolt with the little circles for each 20 yds. I sight it, it groups, within a week it's out of zero. I resighted again after the morning hunt, and it was once again 5 clicks right/5clicks left. This can't continue.

We have a bunch of guys who use Xbows on here, and I'm sure some of you have been up against the problem, so.... which brand scope is up to the task of maintaining zero on a crossbow? Or have I had the answer all along with my choice of Leupold for rifle and slug gun scopes, but wasn't bright enough to carry it over to my bowhunting?

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I have two Vortex XBR scopes and they work great...not cheap, but glass is the same as the Vortex PST.

I also have a Hawk XB30 and a Hawke re-badged Trophy Ridge SpeedComp.
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Vortex XBR is the best crossbow scope I have owned.
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Hawke. A company that has embraced crossbows and their users. They produce many different crossbow scopes from budget models to higher end. Find one within your budget, sight it in and go hunting.
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Send it back to Nikon
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Send it back to Nikon
That's exactly what Elaine said. That, and put the Leupold 1X4X20 back on untill you get a replacement.

You're both right, and its on it's way.

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I've been using Hawke scopes on my xbows for years with no issues.
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I also have a Nikon Bolt on my PSE Fang. I may have the same issue.
I checked the sight-in from last season and found it 2-1/2" right at 20 yards.
I made the adjustments and all was well out to 40.

After a week or so I checked it again and found it 2-1/2" right!
This was all from my rifle bench rest.

What kind of accuracy can you expect from a crossbow?
I surely expected better than this.
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I have a Ten Point with package scope. Never a problem in 6 seasons. I am not sure who make this scope but its a good as any I ever had
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I also have a Nikon Bolt on my PSE Fang. I may have the same issue.
I checked the sight-in from last season and found it 2-1/2" right at 20 yards.
I made the adjustments and all was well out to 40.

After a week or so I checked it again and found it 2-1/2" right!
This was all from my rifle bench rest.

What kind of accuracy can you expect from a crossbow?
I surely expected better than this.
Mine is in transit as we speak. Nikon said it carries a lifetime warranty, even though I no longer have proof of purchase.
My BOLT XR has had the issue on and off, but it seems to "vibrate" off zero on the ride to the deer woods. The groups opened up a bit over time as well, but I thought it was me getting older.

Initially my crossbow was accurate enough to break the previous bolt at 30 yds so I shot different spots. Now it's about 3" @30yds. Maybe you should give them a call. 1 800 064 5678. You'll need the serial number, it's under the ajustments on the bottom.

Thanks for the post.

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