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    Quote Originally Posted by DanO View Post
    Thanks Rick. Picked up a used scope in great condition. Purchased the Bushnell mentioned in the first few posts. Wonder why the 1.7-4 X 32 Bushnell Trophy is a lot more expensive than the 3-9X40 Banner I have for my rifle. I'm guessing the Trophy is higher quality scope?
    That’s a good scope. I put the same one on my 30-06.

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    I use the same scope designed for turkey hunting on my deer rifle Model 742 in 30-06,
    Great scope for Ontario bush hunting

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    Anyone have any experience with a Burris Speed Bead?
    WANTED: Scope mount for Beretta 390


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    I've tried scopes and red dots and they both have their pluses and minuses but one thing to keep in mind with a scope is cheek weld. I used to put a raised cheek pad on my gun but the first time I forgot it I missed a bird at 30yds because my head wasn't positioned properly. I've since just switched back to fibre optic sights and I like them the best. As mentioned a set of binoculars works wonders as does just the magnification of a range finder. TC

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    Quote Originally Posted by trky chsr View Post
    I've tried scopes and red dots and they both have their pluses and minuses but one thing to keep in mind with a scope is cheek weld. I used to put a raised cheek pad on my gun but the first time I forgot it I missed a bird at 30yds because my head wasn't positioned properly. I've since just switched back to fibre optic sights and I like them the best. As mentioned a set of binoculars works wonders as does just the magnification of a range finder. TC
    Cheek weld or head position doesn't matter with a red dot or scope as long as you can see the dot/crosshair. If you can't see the crosshair, you simply don't shoot. No matter how you're shouldering that thing, if the cross hair is on the bird and it's within your effective range, it's dead.

    Sounds like you flat out missed. It happens to the best of us!

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    Last edited by Sprite; June 21st, 2019 at 12:11 PM.
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    scope parallax... basically, cheek weld or head position does matter with a red dot or scope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprite View Post
    Cheek weld or head position doesn't matter with a red dot or scope as long as you can see the dot/crosshair. If you can't see the crosshair, you simply don't shoot. No matter how you're shouldering that thing, if the cross hair is on the bird and it's within your effective range, it's dead.

    Sounds like you flat out missed. It happens to the best of us!

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    Indeed I did miss but I absolutely disagree that head position doesn't matter with a scope. After I missed the shot I replayed the scenario shouldering the gun in the same way and aiming the same but with the scope set at 1.5 rather than 4 power. I could very clearly see the crosshairs but also the barrel and I could clearly see that while the crosshairs were pointing in the right direction the barrel was actually pointing low. Once i got home I put the cheek pad on again and played out the same scenario in the back yard and everything was lined up perfectly as it was when I sighted in the setup. I've played around quite a bit with red dots and I find they are not as critical as far as head position goes. TC

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    Quote Originally Posted by trky chsr View Post
    I find they are not as critical as far as head position goes. TC
    That's why many Swat teams use them....faster target acquisition with no parallax concerns.
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Cheek weld does not matter at all with my Aimpoint Micro. As long as I can put the dot on target (it does not need to centred in the sight) I will hit the target. This makes an Aimpoint ideal for turkey hunting when one frequently has to contort into strange positions to get on birds that inevitably arrive where you didn’t expect them to be. Aimpoints are worth the money - incredibly tough, battery life measured in thousands of hours, and very easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.S. View Post
    scope parallax... basically, cheek weld or head position does matter with a red dot or scope
    Head position does not matter with a scope, the cross hairs on the target is all that matters, how you look through the scope does not. What matters with a cheek weld is the ability to stay on target when pulling the trigger, having your head lifted off the stock hurts the ability to be accurate but does not change where the gun shoots.

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