Need a scope

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by atlasman, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. atlasman

    atlasman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    looking for a good bang for your buck scope. Going on a piledriver 390 that I only paid $200 for and not even sure I’m going to take it out.

    I’ve already googled best crossbow scopes multiple ways but just wondering if you guys had experience with any of the usual suspects on those lists

    Thanks
     
  2. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

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    Can rifle scopes go on or be modified to work?
     
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    seems I have tried most xbow scopes and some rifle scopes, My 2 cents--stay away from lighted teicles, no need at xbow ranges, plus the light can block the animal out, Very thing crosshairs are also out, I finally found a great xbow scope, Bushnel dusk to dawn with thick posts and fine hairs at cross, the dusk to dawn does have very nice visibility at dusk and dawn, the thick crosshairs show really well, mine is 2.5 to 7 power, usually leave it at 4 power, A xbow hunter really does not need more magnification than this--polus if memeory serves me well the scope cost only about $80.00
     
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    A fan of Bushnell's Dusk to Dawn series as well. Very good budget scope. Have them on my .450 Bushie, my .50 muzzeloader and my slug guns.

    Wouldn't put one on on my Howa .300WMG but I wouldn't put Coopers on a Corvette either.

    I have a TruGlo on my x-bow and it works just fine. Came with it and never felt the need to upgrade.
     
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    I use Leupold rifle scopes on my crossbow as do my brother and dad. They are far superior to any crossbow scope I have used. I sight in dead on at 30 yds and it has been wonderful. SOOO much better than those crossbow scopes!
     
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    I have sold and used the Nikon bolt XR and some of the Hawke Xbow scopes. Both have worked great for me and the customers who I setup their xbows with these. Make sure to check your states regs regarding using magnified sights on archery equipment, not legal in all states !

    Here is the national up to date archery regs regarding Xbows.
    https://www.tenpointcrossbows.com/us-crossbow-regulations/
     

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