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just recently purchased a traditions riflescope. 3x9x40 matte/duplex. its not the black powder scope. I am putting it on a sava

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  • just recently purchased a traditions riflescope. 3x9x40 matte/duplex. its not the black powder scope. I am putting it on a sava

    just recently purchased a traditions riflescope. 3x9x40 matte/duplex. its not the black powder scope. I am putting it on a savage 24v. what do you guys think of them? and do you think the scope will be able to handle the recoil of a 20 guage?

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    I don't think you will have any trouble with the scope,Use Blue lock-tight on all the Hard Wear.JMO~ Your Scope is kinda Large for your Savage Mod 24V,The 20Ga Slug is a 50 to 75Yd Round
    I think a Fixed Power Pistol/Shotgun Scope in 4/Power would look and work better. just saying.

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      Since you have already purchased it, go ahead and try it. I have not used it but would expect a scope in that price range to be made almost entirely of plastic and as a result, reliability will not be is strongest virtue. The recoil of a 20 gauge will eventually tear up plastic; it's just a matter of time. It is likely to fail at some point and unfortunately with hunting scopes, it is usually at the point you desire failure the least. I agree with Treestand that the scope is too much magnification for the gun. With its limited range, you are constricting your field of view severely and picking up and target acquisition will be poor at best.

      Imagine a deer or coyote zipping by 10 yards away at 40 mph. When you pull up your gun, you will see leaves or fur in the scope but will have no way of knowing which way to move your aim to find a vital area on your quarry. I would much prefer the open bead to a 3-9x on a 20 gauge. If you feel you need a scope a 1x or red dot would serve you better.

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        The savage 24V is an over and under. .222 over 20 guage so the scope isn't too high power. ill give it a try and hopefully it works, just don't have the money like some people to be able to afford a nice rifle scope

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          The savage 24V is an over and under. .222 over 20 guage so the scope isn't too high power. ill give it a try and hopefully it works, just don't have the money like some people to be able to afford a nice rifle scope

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          • #6
            FoxPro... my apologies... I mistakenly thought the 24v had two shotgun barrels. I see your point in using a 3-9 for the rifle function. I well understand what being strapped for money is like too as I started out being one of the poorest people I've ever seen. I did have to buy things occasionally to get wild game for survival though. Since I couldn't afford a mistake, my philosophy has always been to look for quality used merchandise that will hold up for a long time, but buy it at a price well below other products.

            If I were in your situation I'd do just that. For example, if you search ebay for a vintage (1970's) Redfield 2-7, I expect you might get one for $30-$40 including shipping. Those were excellent all metal scopes with accuracy, clarity, field of view and durability superior to Leupold's current $200 Redfields. There are a lot of them out there and they will probably last another 500 years or so unless you use them for hammering nails.

            I sincerely hope that you are happy with your scope but I am hesitant knowing that metal engineering, good lens material and more complex assemblies cost more than those scopes are selling for. That means it might just not last for you. At this point, I'd hope for the best and use it unless I could return it. If you hunt close range, only shoot a couple shots a year, never detonate a 3 inch 20 gauge shell, and target animals that have a big sweet spot, it might last you a lifetime. I still consider it a real challenge to shoot a duck, pheasant, or quail through a 3 power scope though. My best regards to you and I hope it works out well for you one way or the other.

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