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Scorpion8 02-16-2017 01:46 PM

Shotgun Scopes for Rifles?
There is a new-in-box Leupold scope for sale near me, an Extremeslam 3-9x40 (or somesuch). Leupold lists it as a "shotgun or muzzleloader" scope. Does that mean it would be unsuitable for a rifle? Why, eye relief or shock/recoil absorbing ability? If suited for a shotgun, wouldn't it also work on (e.g.) a .22-250 or .223 rifle (low recoil) or maybe up to a .243 Win?


Hunting Man 02-16-2017 04:27 PM

Probable eye relief is greater, maybe built a bit more stout inside. Sometimes they have 1/2" at 100yds click adjustments which to me means slightly less precise???

Scorpion8 02-17-2017 11:28 AM

Seems if it was accurate to minute-of-turkey it would be good enough for minute-of-deer precision.

Hunting Man 02-17-2017 03:39 PM

oh ya, I have a Leupold scope with 1/2" per click adjustment, great accurate scope. I have it on my TC Triumph 50cal!

Karl.Luhr 02-21-2017 12:00 PM

Shotgun/BP Scopes
If I remember correctly the largest difference with the exception of a specialized reticle in some is that they are set with a parallax correction of either 75 or 100 yards. This compares to a rifle scope with a normal parallax correction of 150 yards or meters. The adjustment of the reticle is often 1/2 inch per click as was already listed in pervious post.


Scorpion8 02-22-2017 11:27 AM

So for close woods of Alaska, where shots range from 60-80 yards, the scope would serve just fine, no? Not thinking of it for the sheep mountains, just the fjords and islands.

Hunting Man 02-22-2017 04:27 PM

good buy, it should serve you well for what is intended.

Hunting Man 02-27-2017 07:37 PM

? did you buy it:vs_worry:

Scorpion8 02-28-2017 11:41 AM

Not yet. Was iffy about the deal so I ordered a new Vortex 3-9x40 scope for the meantime. I know the Vortex will stand up to the recoil on the Marlin 375 Winchester levergun that is it's intended resting place.

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