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Offline Cougeyes

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1x scopes vs open sights
« on: February 22, 2024, 05:04:37 PM »
With the proposal for 1x scopes looking like more of a possibility this year, I'm curious if anyone has experience using them. Do you see a benefit of 1x scope over open sights like a Williams Peep sights.

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2024, 05:15:15 PM »
Very little difference if any at all.  I would say it helps folks with poor eyesight as they don't have to focus on a front and rear sight.  A lot of folks say that it allows them to shoot more accurate at longer ranges and I just don't see it that way.  Does a red dot on your pistol allow you to be more accurate at extended range....maybe the answer is yes for some, but it hasn't been for me.   :dunno: :dunno:

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2024, 05:36:33 PM »
Huge benefit for many of us.
As we age, our eyes ability to focus at multiple lengths diminishes (loss of dynamic range).

20 years ago, I could easily focus on my sights AND an elk at 60 yards.
Now I get to choose which one to focus on......

A 1X scope solves that for old coots like me.
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2024, 05:39:56 PM »
Huge benefit for many of us.
As we age, our eyes ability to focus at multiple lengths diminishes (loss of dynamic range).

20 years ago, I could easily focus on my sights AND an elk at 60 yards.
Now I get to choose which one to focus on......

A 1X scope solves that for old coots like me.
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The only issue I've had was a blurry blob in the scope from the front sight.
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2024, 06:01:33 PM »
Well I use peep sites on my muzzy, but I would like 1 x on my turkey gun just have not got around to it.
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2024, 06:16:06 PM »
 I have both, and the 1x scope is a lot better, atleast for me.

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2024, 06:26:39 PM »
I'm in my 30's and even with "young" eyes a scope is a massive improvement vs. open sights, even without magnification. I'm not a fan of it, but I'll have one if it ends up being allowed.

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2024, 06:31:11 PM »
  I would be amazed if the commision  ever O Kayed  anything advantages  to Hunters!

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2024, 06:44:24 PM »
1x scope would allow for you to see the whole animal and aiming point. That's good enough for me to switch if they okay it.

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2024, 06:47:24 PM »
Pretty much beat this one to death last time around. Why we need to actively improve equipment efficacy at this point is beyond me, but here we are. 👎

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2024, 06:51:54 PM »
I wonder if the number of applicants will go up much for muzzy if this goes through?
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2024, 07:22:09 PM »
I wonder if the number of applicants will go up much for muzzy if this goes through?

Absolutely.. the old days of no fiber optics disappeared, apps increased, allowing archery during muzzy, apps increased, allowing sabots, increase, allowing inline but exposed to weather, apps increased, fully sealed  breech and 209 primers, muzzy hunting increased significantly.. if this happens, apps will increase.. what once was a great, but challenging hunt because of elements has become to easy and the season is lacking in quality.. the year bow was allowed during muzzy elk or deer was a night and day difference, (muzzys are just a pain to keep reliable for most)..  My worry is this pattern will continue and muzzy seasons will continue to become more limited, and for context, my dad and bro drew a muzzy tag in Utah for deer (not sure the unit), and he was mind blown with the guys running around with 45 cal, Fully scope muzzy claiming 250 yard shots was acceptable..theres a reason it had the lowest participation rates especially on the west side.. I think this is all a terrible idea. Idaho rules but allow sabots is the way to go imop

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2024, 08:11:06 PM »
Id have to try it. I suspect it would be good for quick acquisition since I find a gun thats set up well for me the scope comes right on target. Id prefer to avoid the extra weight and bulk though if it didnt make a huge difference. What might be interesting would be hold over marks like a B&C type reticle

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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2024, 08:30:50 PM »
Scopes are already allowed for modern season.
Leave it at that.
Muzzleloaders are already too advanced. At least keep the open sights only rule.
Any magnification is an abuse of the season.
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Re: 1x scopes vs open sights
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2024, 08:44:31 PM »
Scopes are already allowed for modern season.
Leave it at that.
Muzzleloaders are already too advanced. At least keep the open sights only rule.
Any magnification is an abuse of the season.

1x is zero magnification. You are seeing the object at the same distance as open sites. 1 to 1 ratio.

The light gathering ability of a scope will be the game changer in my opinion. A quality 1x will add several minutes to a muzzy hunt.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2024, 08:52:38 PM by highside74 »

 


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