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Red Dot Scope

Anyone recommend a good Red Dot Scope for a crossbow? I have a regular 4x32 Multa-Range scope on my crossbow but don't like it because of the small field of view it has. At least with a Red Dot Scope I can shoot with both eyes open and have a better field of view. I was searching the Internet awhile back and saw one with 3 dots to compensate for yardage but can't remember what it was.

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Re: Red Dot Scope

Hawke makes a three dot scope that works very well.

They also have a new scope that is a 1X32 which would be a non-magnification scope. For me personally, it is a much better choice as it doesn't "merge" the dots like the red dot scopes do. Also, there are no batteries to worry about as it will work without them. It's illuminated though, for those that prefer to use the Illumination feature. I don't have them listed on my website, but we do have them.

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I like Hawke alot for crossbows. A great crossbow optic at a reasonable price and they support the crossbow industry and enthusiasts.

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when the buck is standing in front of you and your battery goes out you will wish you had another scope but thats just me
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when the buck is standing in front of you and your battery goes out you will wish you had another scope but thats just me
That''s why you carry and extra battery with you

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I agree with dpms a great scope,Put a new battery in before the season begins your good to go all thru achery. Just don't leave it on all day.
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ya but everyone out there leaves it on sooner or later i seen it to many times
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Looks like i'm going to try a Hawke, saw one online for $49.99

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Re: Red Dot Scope

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Anyone recommend a good Red Dot Scope for a crossbow? I have a regular 4x32 Multa-Range scope on my crossbow but don't like it because of the small field of view it has. At least with a Red Dot Scope I can shoot with both eyes open and have a better field of view. I was searching the Internet awhile back and saw one with 3 dots to compensate for yardage but can't remember what it was.
I agree with you that too much magnification is a negative thing, but before you go to a red or green dot scope, let me give you another point of view based upon my experience. My TenPoint crossbow came with a nice red/green dot sight. It had three dots, sighted in for 20, 30, and 40 yards, and was plenty accurate. The reason I switched to a Hawke scope was fairly simple. At first light in the morning and last light in the evening, the light (either red or green) even at the lowest setting made it very difficult to see what I was trying to aim at. I went to Arrowhead's shop and got him to switch to a Hawke scope and it works wonderfully at those critical times.
Just one more word of advice. Instead of buying one online, go to Arrowhead's shop and look at the various scopes he has. He will treat you right.


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