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Old 01-01-2010, 06:20 PM
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I am new to this site and really like what I am seeing.

Ok so I am just going to throw it out there. I have never owned a gun with a scope. I do hunt but mostly ducks/geese and bowhunt when I do go for deer. I only started really deer hunting about 4 or 5 years ago. I recently won a .22 and instead of taking it, I traded it in on a T/C Triumph. I would like to put a scope on it but don't know anything about scopes. I don't know what the numbers mean for the most part. Do I need something specifically for a muzzleloader or does it really matter. What are good mounts for the scope too? Where is a good place to purchase and get a good deal?

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Old 01-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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scope numbers stand for the magnification and diameter of the lens you are looking through.

4X20 = 4 times magnification and 20 mm objective lens.

3-9X40 = adjustable 3-9 times magnification and a 40 mm objective lens.

You will get alot of different thoughts on scopes.. In my book buy the best scope you can afford.

On my T/C Triumph I have a 3-9x40 Nikon Prostaff with Weaver rings and bases. So far it has served me well enough.

Thanks for joining up. There are a lot of hunters on here that no tons more than myself so be sure and come back to read some more responses.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:09 PM
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x20 or x40 refers to the objective lense in millimeters correct. I take it this is the diameter of the lense. Correct me if I am wrong. What is the real difference? Does this let more light in or does it give a larger field of view?

On the front side of it the 3-9x20 would refer to magnifying the object 3 to 9 times more than the naked eye can see. Is this correct?
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:19 PM
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I have a Leupold 3X9X40 rifleman series scope on my TC Triumph. On a muzzleloader/shotgun you need extended eye relief scopes designed for the gun. With good glass you will get more light gathering quality and clearity with a larger objective lens. However, you also may need higher mounts to clear the barrel which may change how the gun fits you when you pull it up. Pick a brand name scope in your price range and have a qualified person install it for you. I don't see where you need anything more than a 3x9x40. I prefer low mounts and never use see through mounts.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:43 PM
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x20 or x40 refers to the objective lense in millimeters correct. I take it this is the diameter of the lense. Correct me if I am wrong. What is the real difference? Does this let more light in or does it give a larger field of view?

On the front side of it the 3-9x20 would refer to magnifying the object 3 to 9 times more than the naked eye can see. Is this correct?

Yes objective lense is in millimeters. The higher the lense objective is (mm) the larger field of view you will have and I am pretty sure that you will have more light entering the scope as well. With the 3-9x20 you are right about the object magnification and the 20 is like trying to look at something through a straw if compared to a 40 or 50. I was pretty much schooled in scopes here at DHC by our helpful members. Welcome aboard!!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:17 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. Now my last question.

What is eye relief referring too? I have an idea but not sure. Thanks........
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:21 PM
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eye relief is the distance from your eye to the scope where you still have a full picture in the scope
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:41 PM
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Boy ronn that is a good description of eye relief. For me eye relief is the distance between the scope and where you"d like it to be except into the top of your nose. some of us are slow learners. lol
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:56 PM
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Boy ronn that is a good description of eye relief. For me eye relief is the distance between the scope and where you"d like it to be except into the top of your nose. some of us are slow learners. lol
i have a permanent reminder a nice scar.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:54 PM
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Couple of hunting buddies have reminders also, right above their left eyes. I'm still clean.
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