That's why I put a 1.75 x 6 power Leupold on my Carbine. On 1.75X it's GREAT for close and fast shots.sch Co said:I was thinking either the 270 or 30.06. Leaning towards 30 06. Is anyone using red dot scopes on them. hmm Red dot scopes even legal? A lot of time s in the thick stuff I hunt, I don;t really need much more than x2.
Leupold riflescopes are known for their generous eye relief.nomad_archer said:From my experience stay away from red dot scopes the batteries will die when you need it most. Had it happen to me with an xbow before I started using a compound. Use a low power scope 2-7 with 4+ inches of eye relief that way when you pull the gun up its there no messing around to get a good sight picture.
I've had scopes that have had short eye relief I suffered for years. My last scope bought has 4.9 inches of eye relief on 4 power and 3.7 inches at 12 power. It makes getting a good consistent sight picture quick and easy. No more messing around to get it right.
If you are worried about finding the critter in the scope try picking up the gun and looking through the scope with both eyes open like with a shotgun you should be pretty close to on target.
See through mounts should be banned. The idea is good, but in practice they are terrible. It's hard to get a good sight with your head off the stock, and it's extremely unlikly that you would use the open sights with a scoped rifle.VaPa hunter said:Nikon Prostaff straight 4x with see through mounts. Unless your taking 200 plus yard shots, in my eyes, the ultimate setup. I have it on my 760 and 7600.
I totally disagree. Never have had any problem at all gettting a good sight picture. The whole idea is being prepared for the case of the scope being fogged up which happens often. I killed a doe a few years ago in New York State in a snowstorm afer looking through the scope and seeing nothing but fog. Knocked her down with the open sights.See through mounts should be banned. The idea is good, but in practice they are terrible. It's hard to get a good sight with your head off the stock, and it's extremely unlikly that you would use the open sights with a scoped rifle.