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View Poll Results: When rifle-hunting medium-sized game I usually use...
... a rifle equipped with a scope. 57 87.69%
... a rifle with iron sights and no scope. 8 12.31%
... sights? Who uses sights? 0 0%
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:27 PM
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By medium-sized game I mean antelope (pronghorn), deer, sheep, goats, hogs, and bear. By "usually" I mean more than 50% of the time.

When hunting medium-sized game with a rifle what are you using for sighting -- scope or iron sights?
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:38 PM
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I always use a scoped rifle for medium game, partly because so many shots occur in early morning or late evening light.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:44 PM
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red dot & scope..
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:00 PM
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Scope on rifle and irons on handgun
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:58 AM
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Depends entirely where you hunt. In New England with short shot distances and thick cover a scope is often an impediment. If I lived on the Plains I would probably feel differently.
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:24 PM
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Depends on my mood. .45 Flinter, .50 percussion, or 45-70 trap door all have open sights. 250 Ackley Imp and 280 Rem both have scopes. I've taken medium size game with all of them.
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:21 PM
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always a scope.
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:07 PM
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Since I hunt only with flintlock longrifles, it's iron sights for me. Scopes are now relegated to the shooting range and fun shooting.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:41 PM
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Pre64 model 70, .338 win mag. The octagon barrel with express sights machined into barrel, sighted in for 100, 200 and 300 yards. Leupold VXlll 2.5-8 scope. My go to center fire hunting rifle. Would add a vote to poll, but having both that works was not listed.
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scope vs irons

Scoped Contender, lately a scoped 7-08.
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Peeps on lever guns in the brush or thick timber , Scopes on the rest . Will usually have both on any given trip . Make the decision as conditions dictate . When I carry for bear defense in Alaska Ghost ring rear on a 12 Ga pump . WJR
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.62 smoothbore with a .600" patched ball. My only actual "running" shot on a deer with a flintlock.
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running shot with flintlock

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40 years ago I bought a Redfield Widefield 1.75-5x and haven't needed open sights since. Good thing because my old eyes can't focus on them anymore.
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40 years ago I bought a Redfield Widefield 1.75-5x and haven't needed open sights since. Good thing because my old eyes can't focus on them anymore.
What He said! At 80, things can get somewhat fuzzy.
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