I'm new to muzzleloaders and just purchased my first, CVA Wolf for Ohio's muzzleloader season. I didn't have a chance to get a scope so I used the regular sights. I've been looking on the net and talking to friends that have been hunting for years and Bushnell scopes seem to be a popular choice. My question is go with the Slug scope 1.75-4x32mm or go with a 3-9x40mm. Price is only $5 dollars difference, however the 32mm has a 6" eye relief and the 40mm has a 4" eye relief. Like I said for a shotgun the 1.75-4 would be fine but I'm not sure what to use for a muzzleloader.
Thanks, and sorry for the newbie question.
Hello and welcome to the site. I really don't think you need/want the 6" of eye relief for the muzzleloader, however, you probably will not utalize the 9X either. I know others on this site have posted good results on the bushnell line of mid priced scopes and your muzzleloader would shoot fine with one. For the 5 bucks I'd opt for the 3X9 just for the larger dia optics should give slightly better low light gathering.
Thanks for all of your help. I have one more question, does anyone know if this is a good scope or not? CenterPoint 2-7x32mm Scope My local Wal-Mart has it and the guy at the counter said it's an excellent scope.
no real clue but if its from wal-mart i'd be somewhat suspicious. i've not seen any real good scopes at my local store. joel has a place to get good stuff on line at a good price. optic planet i think.
I was asking him about the same scopes, He said he had personally sold probably a hundred or more and never had a complaint about them and never had one come back.
He even bought one this season for his muzzleloader and says, so far he loves it. If I were looking for a scope for a Muzzleloader or one of my plinking rifles, I'd probably give one a try, they have loads of important features, nitrogen filled, 100% waterproof, fog proof and shock proof,
a lifetime guarantee etc etc etc... and at just 65 bucks that's really not a bad deal at all.
I would stay away from that one.you won't be happy.i never heard of that brand name.i would buy a tasco before i bought one of those.i would do alittle more research before you buy that one from walmart.just my opinion.
There have been past posts on the subject of scopes vs money. Do yourself a big favor, spend as much money as you can afford on the optics and you will literally see the difference. For me, I would never purchase a scope from a discount store. I just don't see the quality in low cost scopes.
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