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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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looking for certain scope

My brother has Stargart's disease ( a serious eye disease) , and needs a crossbow scope that has only one crosshair with NO other marks, lines, extra hairs. I have been unable to find any that will take the vibrations of a crossbow. I've contacted nine crossbow mfg's with no help. They all have multiple crosshairs or some other kind of ranging dots Tried some rifle scopes but eventually they all fell apart inside. Anyone have one ( my original Horton had one) laying around, or know of where we can get a single crosshair crossbow scope?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 06:09 AM
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Have you considered a dot sight?
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I have a tenpoint stealth, older model, that had a thumb lever that you click up for elevation change, probably around a 2002 model. On it I have a Nikon buckmaster fixed 4x scope. I do not use that set up except as a backup anymore , but the scope held up for 13 years of being used every season, and still has no problems. I got a newer model in 2015 and do not use the old set up as much, but it lasted. Also may want to check out a scope that is airgun rated. You may be able to get by with a regular scope for a while. Buy a decent one with a lifetime warranty, and hopefully you may never need the warranty.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 08:14 AM
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Search HHA Optimizer X scope. It is single reticle made by Hawke and is the scope HHA has been using for a long time on their Optimizer bases. Also, HHA now uses Vortex riflescopes on their Optimizer bases. I have been using a Vortex scope on one of my crossbows for awhile now with no issues. HHA would not use Vortex scopes on their products if they could not stand the vibrations from crossbows. The Crossfire is the Vortex scope HHA uses on the variable magnification model.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 08:37 AM
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My Xbow scope is currently at Nikon for warranty repairs, and rather than hang the bow up while they do their thing, I put my Leupold 1X4X20 Vari X 2 back on the X bow. It's been on the X bow twice now, a couple of 12 ga slug guns, and my old .243. It's over 20 years old and NEVER had it lose zero yet.

The only reason I took it off the X bow last time was I wanted extra aiming reference for longer ranges. I think it that model might be just what you're looking for. Hope it helps.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Some great ideas and suggestions there. I'll discuss it with my brother and see what road he wants to take. I'm footing the bill for it for a Christmas gift. He's got enough else to worry about. Has the Stargart's and on top of that he's a 6yr survivor of a heart transplant, which brought on diabetes and some skin cancer from the anti rejection meds

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 12:06 PM
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What about a air gun scope? Might be similar vibrations?? Just a thought
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 12:18 PM
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Get a 1-4 or 2-7 leupold and send it back in for a custom reticle.
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