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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
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Scope or red dot

What do you use on your crossbow? Mine came with red dot but I tried one on my turkey shotgun and didnt like so I dont know to try it on crossbow or just go and get a scope??? What scopes are you guys using?

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Re: Scope or red dot

I prefer scopes by a large margin.

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Re: Scope or red dot

I edited my posts what scopes do you guys use?

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Re: Scope or red dot

I don't but into the thinking that top end glass is needed on crossbows as the range remains short. With that said, I don't like the super cheap stuff either.

I like Hawke Optics MAP, Excalibur Varizones and TenPoints line of crossbow scopes. Parker scopes are made by Hawke as well.

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Re: Scope or red dot

I use open sights on my Excal Exocett 200, but I shot an Excal with the Varizone on it and it was very clear and accurate. They also make a lighted version called the Lumizone, but lighted scopes make me nervous.

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Re: Scope or red dot

Scope and Hawke. Red dots tend to merge together for me. All I can see is one large line of red or green.

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Re: Scope or red dot

I use a red dot and love it. I switched 2 years ago to a scope, but hated it and had to switch back mid season. The red dot is a single dot, and makes things simple. Sight it in for 25 yards and go from there. Anything up to 25 yards just put it on it. Farther out aim alittle higher. Looking through the scope messed with my yardage, I would always second guess myself.

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