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Has anyone had a target turret installed on a 3-9x40 Conquest for hunting? I was thinking about having an elevation turret installed by Zeiss to be used on a Savage smokeless muzzleloader. The scope has so-called, hunting turrets, but I thought the target turret would be easier to use. I have never used a scope with turrets. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks, Barry
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Seriously for a muzzleloader?  You will probably be like many of the other hunters who get all these complicated scopes and end up missing shots because you are tinkering with your scope.  Just my opinion, but keep it simple.  Especially for a muzzleloader.  
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This muzzleloader will shoot 2" groups @ 300 yds all day long.
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Originally posted by barrycuda barrycuda wrote:

This muzzleloader will shoot 2" groups @ 300 yds all day long.
 
If it's one of those Bad Bull's you better be very very careful.
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Why not just get a 6x18 and get it over with? Whistling
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I am interested in the responses to this because I also have a Savage 10ML with a 3-9x40 Conquest mounted on it and I was going to look into getting a target turret to enhance my setup.  The 10 MLBTSS-II is one bad to the bone muzzleloader.  This gun adds a whole new dimension to muzzleloader season (and rifle season, for that matter).
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I have a few of those 3-9x40's; great scope!

I just use the little stock "hunting" turret.  It works very, very well.  I won't argue that the bigger target turret will work better in the sense that it's easier to turn and perhaps to see where you are at on it, but, the tradeoff is that it's a big bulky turret (I have them on a a 6.5-20 Conquest).  Keep in mind, the turret itself is really just for your fingers.  The internals are where the precision is (or isn't).  So, you'll get equal performance precision-wise from either turret; it just comes down to form factor and cost.
 
However, at $65 for the target turret, they are also a pretty good deal.
 
The hunting turret is a pretty slick design; the way you can zero it out after zeroing the rifle makes it very usable.  Zero it with all your hashmarks in the "up" direction and you've got a very intuitive way to see which way to turn the thing- which otherwise can be surprisingly hard to remember in the heat of the moment, especially if you are running other brands of scope that turn in the opposite direction!  So, the hunting turret works well in several ways...
 
Here's kind of a goofy thing I've been messing with.  I use a dime as a template to cut a circle out of white electrical tape.  That goes on top of the turret.  Then I use an ultrafine Sharpie to make marks at the appropriate spots for yardages; I just use a "5" for 500 yards, etc.  Works great!  Waterproof, cheap, and suddenly there you are with a yardage-calibrated turret for like $5.  Here's a pic of this setup in action shooting long range.
 
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Hey JeffO,
Thanks for the reply. I will give the "hunting" turret a try. I have been using a Bushnell 4200 and holdover for shots past 200 yds. This is my first Conquest.
 
Thanks again for replying to my question and not just putting in your two cents worth  about what I will be mounting it on.
 
Barry
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My only real beef with the hunting turret is that if you spin them a bunch, they get hard on the fingers.  Wouldn't be a good choice for say a high-volume long range prairie dog shoot or the like.
 
But I've been pimping those stock turrets for a while now; they work and work well and come with the dang scope!  Gotta like that.  I bought a Swaro AV recently and the fact that the stock turret design is very similar was a real plus in my decision to buy because I find that design to be very intuitive and useful.
 
As to what you are putting it on... I'm relatively new to the hunting thing; I only started big game hunting about 10 years ago.  But it strikes me that anyone using a GUN to hunt deer with a frikkin' TELESCOPE on it, shouldn't cast stones at how anyone else hunts, right?  I mean we have a huge advantage on the beasties.  :)
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