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Is there any difference with the durablility in scopes on different guns...muzzle loader, shot gun and hp riffles?  I am thinking of putting on an OLD weaver, just to see if I want a scope on my muzzle loader.  I am questioning the durability.  Can any scope work on any type of gun, strictly thinking on durability not personal preferrence?
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I had to rejoin today as I have not used this forum in awhile.  I am not new to shooting, just new to scopes.
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you can try it, but generally the scope makers today make specially built scopes for shot guns and muzzleloaders because there recoil is different from a standard rifle, just like they make a special scope for air rifles
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If the "old Weaver" is a fixed power I would not worry.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

you can try it, but generally the scope makers today make specially built scopes for shot guns and muzzleloaders because there recoil is different from a standard rifle, just like they make a special scope for air rifles
 
How does different recoil translate to the need for a different scope (it would seem to me the function of the scope is before the shot)....does one need to be sturdier than the other?
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 I don't think that most manufacturers build scopes around the thinking that the recoil of a .50 caliber muzzleloader is any different than a .338 Winchester or a 12 gauge slug gun.
  The exception is, as Pyro mentioned, spring-piston airguns which have a rather unique reciprocating recoil impulse which can destroy scopes that are not specifically braced internally to withstand that particular kind of impulse/vibration.
 Semi-auto 10 and 12 gauge slug guns are somewhat similar to that, though, in that the heavy bolt slamming around in the receiver can cause problems as well...
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Eye relief on a Slug gun or Muzzleloader specific scope is sometimes a little more generous , and parallax is generally 75 or 100 yd.s ...But I concur that durability or internal construction doesn't vary from a traditional rifle scope ( foregoing airguns)
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

Eye relief on a Slug gun or Muzzleloader specific scope is sometimes a little more generous , and parallax is generally 75 or 100 yd.s ...
 
 
 Good points I neglected to mention.
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