looking for certain scope - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By gentleben
  • 1 Post By bpottorff
  • 1 Post By dpms
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
The Man
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: bedford co
Posts: 9,618
Back To Top
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?
flintlock hunter likes this.

I gotta go agitate the techies!
gentleben is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 06:09 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
325wsm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: sw pa
Posts: 288
Back To Top
Have you considered a dot sight?
325wsm is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 07:00 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,362
Back To Top
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.
flintlock hunter likes this.
bpottorff is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 08:14 AM
Senior Member
 
dpms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 18,323
Back To Top
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.
flintlock hunter likes this.

I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!
dpms is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 08:37 AM
Regular Member
 
flintlock hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southeast Pa 5D
Posts: 1,391
Back To Top
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.

Remember.... they're full time deer......we're part time hunters!
flintlock hunter is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
The Man
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: bedford co
Posts: 9,618
Back To Top
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

I gotta go agitate the techies!
gentleben is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 12:06 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: 2D, 2B - PA
Posts: 654
Back To Top
What about a air gun scope? Might be similar vibrations?? Just a thought
007hunter is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 12:18 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 2,035
Back To Top
Get a 1-4 or 2-7 leupold and send it back in for a custom reticle.
Hunter8319 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome