Need a new scope.

Discussion in 'Crossbows' started by buffalo12888, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:04 PM.

  1. buffalo12888

    buffalo12888 Member

    659
    Aug 25, 2008
    franklin county
    What's a good scope for a crossbow? Do they make one with just a single crosshair that's good for say 10-30 yards? The one I have now has several crosshairs and doesn't gather light very well.
     
  2. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    I put a regular Rifle Scope on mine, set it for 30 yards. Had just one Pin before.

    oneshot

    :D Wonder if Big Grin will get a Fresh Bone this year?
     

  3. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    It depends some what on the speed of your bow. A single reticle scope sighted in at 30 yards will probably be very close to a shade high at 10 yes. You can probably judge what will happen using the scope you have. Just sight the first crosshair at 30 then using the same one go to 10. I'm presuming this is a fixed power scope.
     
  4. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ozarks
    Mine hits 16 inches high at 10 yards, about 8 inches low at 40.

    I got a New Range Finder, with any kind of Bow they are needed I believe.

    oneshot

    :D The Big Grin is good about guessing. Well out to 15 yards.
     
  5. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    I'm guessing your bow is slow. My bow shooting 360 to 370 with the scope set to 30yds shoots dead center at 12 yes. It was zeroed at 20
     
  6. buffalo12888

    buffalo12888 Member

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    Aug 25, 2008
    franklin county
    It's a PSE reaper and I'm not sure how fast it is. I only use the top crosshair now for 10-30 yards and I doubt there's four inches total difference.
     
  7. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    The Nikon bolt is a good bright scope it's a fixed 4x. It does have multiple reticles but the main 20 yds. is bright, large enough to be easily seen.
     
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