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 I know the upside. What's the real risk in having exposed turrets on a hunting rifle?  Could they get turned, caught on a branch or vine and get broken. Is the reward worth the risk?
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Its really a personal preference if the risk is worth it.  Some like POA to be POI and others can use a holdover method.  With the larger knobs you do run that risk of them catching things and turning messing with your current settings or even breaking.  Personally, would I recommend a scope with large turrents when hunting in heavy cover? Heck no, would i for open country or less harsh environments, yeah it would be ok.  Whats your hunting situation.

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 Open country as well as thick cover. I seem to find deal after deal on scopes I'm looking for but with target not hunting turrets. Thanks
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I love them. But I am not a stalk hunter. For stand hunting with long shots , I prefer the target turrets over the hold over . I do shoot my gun for hold over just in case a quick shot happens, but usually I can dial in exact yardage and smoke one ! I have never had one get turned but I do go though a set up deal getting into my stand : get out binoculars, clean lenses on everything, check turrets, find flashlight , make sure bullet is chambered, etc. !
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There is a risk, but I haven't had any problems with them hunting yet.  Getting it in and out of a scabbard on a horse can be fun if it isn't big enough for the gun.  Had a horse roll on my 300 WM with a Black Diamond this year.  Haven't noticed that it broke anything but I do need to go test it really good.
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