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Old 07-04-2010, 07:18 AM
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Another scope question

What makes a Muzzle Loader scope different than a rifle scope?

I was considering buying a Bushnell Trophy, but already have a Weaver CV9, and I am fixing to get a new Redfield 2-7, and was wondering, why couldn't I use one of these, as opposed to a black powder scope or shotgun scope.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:10 AM
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Probably not a lot of difference between a standard rifle scope and an ML scope. Some models have a different reticle, some models may have the parallax set at less than 100 yards, or they might have a bit more eye relief than a standard rifle scope.
Maybe.
In a lot of cases, the difference is the writing on the box.
I think either of the scopes you have would work.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:48 PM
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The difference in what the factory calls them depends on the yardage the parellax is set for. Unless you have an exceptionly accurate muzzle loader and are a very good shot you will not be able to tell the difference between them. I have a 2 1/2 X highpowered rifle scope on my 209-50 and have taken deer as close as 20 yrds. and as far as 189 yrds. with it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:39 PM
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What Catfish said..Just another way to separate a hunter from his money..seriously..And muzzleloader 209 primers?? and well y'all get the point
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:06 AM
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I used a shot gun scope on a 308 for many years. Parallex was set at 50 yards and never saw any difference with this and a 100 yard parallex scope. No problem out to 300 yards.

Use anything you want on a ML. I see no difference hower skeet has the right answer.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:26 AM
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I you buy a scope and shoot the gun and no where it hits you are good what it the max range go with it most scopes will cover it
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