Whats your muzzleloader wearing?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Axis II, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Axis II

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    So whats the deal with these Leupold freedom line of scopes? I dont see vx2-vx3 anymore and it appears the freedom took over 1-3 series. I am anticipating my Nikon Inline XR is trashed after its 20ft fall last year and with muzzleloader starting next saturday I maybe in the market for a new scope. I thought about just throwing a $120 prostaff or Bushnell on it because I am sometimes done hunting come muzzleloader season but I am very partial to the vx2 that sits atop my Marlin.

    What do you guys suggest for under $200?
     
  2. Axis II

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    I am looking at the following because I can get them locally.

    Burris Droptine
    Burris Fullfield IV
    Burris Fullfield E1
    Vortex Diamondback
    Leupold Freedom 3-9.
     
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  3. AK Hunter

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    It's a hunting gun not a show piece. I put a 3x9x40 Simmons scope on it. (for hunting it never gets turned up over 5 or 6 power)
    It's just as accurate today as it was 6 hard seasons ago when put on, if you take care of your hunting equipment it will last.
    I'm not a scope snob!
     
  4. Axis II

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    What exactly is that supposed to mean?
     
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    VX3 1.5x5 20mm with an illuminated reticle...

    Not under $200, but it is what is on my Savage....
     
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    The only Simmons I own is on my muzzle loader. I’ve had it 15 or 16 years now. If I were doing it now I’d get the vx freedom 3-9.

    Jeff
     
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  7. gotboostvr

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    I'd just go to the store and play with a bunch.

    I'd go with whichever looks best to your eye. I'd probably go with something in the 2-7x range if not a fixed 3 or 4x
     
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    Mine has its original irons, might look into a vernier tang sight though. My 62 pattern enfield musketoon would look funny with a modern optic.

    I'd go with a Burris ff2 e1 or a vx freedom. The ff IV would be my 3rd choice cause I had other Cf rifles that would benefit from it more.
     
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    Those two get my vote.

    I just put a japan made Weaver CV2-10x38 on my muzzleloader, but may swap it to a 4.5-14x42 FFe1 once my zeiss comes back.
     
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    Marbles Bullseye sight. 20200103_165155.jpg
     
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    I'll echo @LoonWulf and say either of the Burris Fullfields. Best value under $200 that I've found.
     
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  13. Axis II

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    Well my Nikon held up to its 25ft fall.
     

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    Good to hear that, nice shooting
     
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    Me too. I have spent so much money in the past few months it was either throw a used vortex crossfire on the gun and hope for the best or skip muzzy season. So glad it worked out.
     
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  16. doubleh

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    Real muzzle loaders don't wear scopes. Those new fangled things that you stuff powder and a bullet down to beat the regular rifle season are just pretenders. :evil::thumbdown:
     
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    Mine has a Leopold 3X9 compact, mostly because it was a spare that was laying around at the time. I've never taken the time or had the need to replace it.
     
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  18. Rembrandt

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    Whats your muzzleloader wearing?

    Bought this Knight MK-85 the first year they came out (1985).....hard to believe it's 35 years ago. Kimber rings and bases with a Swarovski 3-9 ($490 at the time). Spent almost as much on the scope as did on the rifle. Doesn't really address the OP's question other than the title heading. Just to say sometimes scopes see years of hard use.

    IMG_0064_3.JPG Knight 3.jpg
     
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  19. Stubert

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    flinter.jpg This is what a muzzle loader looks like.
     
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    expensive glass always out ways expensive gun if you have to make that choice, 10 min. more light in morning and evening, thats when the big bucks move, i rather have a 100.00 gun and a 500.00 scope than to have a 500.00 gun and a 100.00 scope
     
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    I've got a Thompson Center Triumph that wears an older Leupold VX2 3-9 with their Sabot reticle. Zero'd at 100 with a 250 grain and Blackhorn 209 powder it stays on an 8" plate at 200 easily. Not into 'primitive', just expanding my season.
     
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    Right now mine is nekkid, just iron sights. I am not opposed to a scope (neither are my eyes), but for the sidelocks I like em better with irons.
     
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    Naked or nude what is the difference between naked and nude.

    I agree unless you have a period correct brass optic. I'm looking for a vernier tang sight, next best option.
     
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    An old 3x Weaver.
     
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    My Encore muzzleloader wears a Zeiss Conquest 4X scope, the TC Black Diamond has a Minox ZA 3, the break action Traditions has a made in Japan 4X Weaver. Have three new 4X Weavers as spares.
     
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