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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #406 on: January 24, 2021, 01:18:13 PM »
I bet this goes fast.
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https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,257290.msg3491302.html#msg3491302

Only if you have zero faith in our WDFW and their ability to do the right thing...

You are correct- it will go fast.

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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #407 on: February 03, 2021, 02:55:56 PM »
ok so i will throw my thoughts in on this. i have hunted off and on with a .50 inline muzzle loader with true glow peep sites. i turn 49 in a week and yes i wear glasses. i am very far sighted. i have a hard time focusing on thing close up so i went to peep sites to help. i have never taken a elk or deer more than 125 yrds with my muzzle loader till this year. i took a shot at 201 yrds. i had a late season any buck tag and there was 8 in of crusty snow. no way was i able to get closer. all i could think about when i leveled the gun on the buck was will it even make it there? will it even have the velocity to make a clean kill? i use 250g with 90 grains of powder. i guess my thinking is even if i put a 1x scope on my muzzle loader will it really make it shoot further? i know after i have shot three times i can not hit a pick up at 50yrds till i run a rod down and a cleaner patch. then i am good for three more shots. will the 1x make my muzzle loader able to fire 6 times before cleaning it again to hit the target? i dont think so. i dont think it will make me or my muzzle loader feel like a snipper checking the wind for drift and the curvature of the earth for gravitational drop. all i see it helping is me being able to actually focuse on the animal for a clean kill and thats what counts.

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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #408 on: February 03, 2021, 04:07:28 PM »
ok so i will throw my thoughts in on this. i have hunted off and on with a .50 inline muzzle loader with true glow peep sites. i turn 49 in a week and yes i wear glasses. i am very far sighted. i have a hard time focusing on thing close up so i went to peep sites to help. i have never taken a elk or deer more than 125 yrds with my muzzle loader till this year. i took a shot at 201 yrds. i had a late season any buck tag and there was 8 in of crusty snow. no way was i able to get closer. all i could think about when i leveled the gun on the buck was will it even make it there? will it even have the velocity to make a clean kill? i use 250g with 90 grains of powder. i guess my thinking is even if i put a 1x scope on my muzzle loader will it really make it shoot further? i know after i have shot three times i can not hit a pick up at 50yrds till i run a rod down and a cleaner patch. then i am good for three more shots. will the 1x make my muzzle loader able to fire 6 times before cleaning it again to hit the target? i dont think so. i dont think it will make me or my muzzle loader feel like a snipper checking the wind for drift and the curvature of the earth for gravitational drop. all i see it helping is me being able to actually focuse on the animal for a clean kill and thats what counts.

Well stated.  This has been my point during the whole debate.
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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #409 on: February 03, 2021, 07:37:29 PM »
If that is the case, then use a scoped rifle. Zero lock time will make the clean kill even more likely.

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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #410 on: February 03, 2021, 07:40:29 PM »
Oh, forgot to mention. Extra rounds for quick backup shots, in case the first just wasn't perfect.

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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #411 on: February 03, 2021, 07:54:29 PM »
If that is the case, then use a scoped rifle. Zero lock time will make the clean kill even more likely.
Huh? What does that have to do with a muzzleloader.

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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #412 on: February 03, 2021, 08:15:29 PM »
If that is the case, then use a scoped rifle. Zero lock time will make the clean kill even more likely.
Huh? What does that have to do with a muzzleloader.

Ar you referring to a scope?

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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #413 on: February 03, 2021, 08:16:14 PM »
Just sayin, if clean ethical kills are the justification for scopes, then why stop at a muzzleloader. We should just use repeating rifles. What is the point of a muzzleloader season any more?

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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #414 on: February 03, 2021, 09:34:40 PM »
Some of us grew up muzzleloading.

I believe I've hunted muzzy season for 42 straight years.

I just like muzzleloading.

But my eyes are fading.  They simply can't focus near and far anymore.

A 1X scope would let me hunt muzzy season a little longer.

Simple as that for me.
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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #415 on: February 05, 2021, 06:39:27 AM »
Some of us grew up muzzleloading.

I believe I've hunted muzzy season for 42 straight years.

I just like muzzleloading.

But my eyes are fading.  They simply can't focus near and far anymore.

A 1X scope would let me hunt muzzy season a little longer.

Simple as that for me.


:tup: muzzleloaders are sure fun to shoot stuff with. Keep in mind if you don't get your way, you could always hunt with it scoped in the modern rifle season.
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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #416 on: February 07, 2021, 08:06:04 AM »
Dug back in the corner and pulled out a 10/22 I don't use much but have had for over 40 years.  A scarred up 1" tube single power scope in Weaver mounts sits on it.  My memory says it's a Weaver scope.  Can't find magnification, but very little if any.  Might be on to something.
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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #417 on: February 07, 2021, 10:04:57 AM »
Gh that could be a weaver k-1 they made a 1x. They were very popular and a few places restore them and still sell them.
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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #418 on: February 07, 2021, 11:23:38 AM »
Gh that could be a weaver k-1 they made a 1x. They were very popular and a few places restore them and still sell them.

There's one right now on eBay.
"VGS Refurbished Weaver Scope. K1 Riflescope, Vintage Mint."

Comes in a wooden box.  Only $299.   :rolleyes:
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Re: Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season?
« Reply #419 on: February 07, 2021, 11:29:21 AM »
They are kinda a collector item and believe it or not thats about right on them.
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