bowcarp wrote:been using the search without a lot of luck what would be a good scope with no magnification , magnification not allowed in SD
Wisconsin for years operated their muzzleloader season with the same no magnification restrictions. I tried and used three different brands of 1x scopes. The first one I purchased was a Nikon 1x20mm. I mounted this on a White Rifle. It worked perfect. It made a very excellent aiming device and I felt it really improved my ability to place my shots. It was also the most expensive of the three I tried. I did sell that one. And would suspect the new user also had good results with it.
The next ones I tried were the Thompson Center Hawken Hunter 1x32mm. Again, less money then the Nikon but they averaged around $100.00 I think I still have one or two of them around the house actually. They were a good aiming device. They gathered light extremely well. And again I felt they really increased my ability at longer ranges to place my shots. I was able to break one of these. I shoot it apart I believe, as it fogged up on the insides. I mailed it to T/C under their warranty and they mailed me a new scope which I have not been able to break. The second one was also bullet proof.
The third brand I tried was a Traditions 1x32mm. These were $50.00 and believe it or not I never had a single problem with them. I mounted one of these on a White .45 caliber and could not shake it apart. I have a couple of them around the house too. If you'd like to try one, send me a PM and we can talk about it.
I felt that the 1x scopes cut my group sizes almost in half at longer ranges. The problem I found with open sights and long distances is.. was I holding the same sight picture. For instance, too much front sight, to fat a front sight, was the front centered in the rear... with the scope there was no question. Cross hairs on bull, squeeze trigger.
Once the State allowed magnification I moved to the 2-7x32mm scopes. Plenty of magnification, excellent light gathering, and the Nikon Pro Staff really fit my needs.
My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be.