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Turkey Scope -Nikon Monarch, Pentax LS, ?

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Looking for insights about turkey scopes.  I have a budget of around $300 or less.  I want the scope to be low power (I won't be sniping at 200yd turkeys).  So I'm looking at something like the Pentax Lightseeker in 2.5x, or Nikon's Monarch in 1.5-4.5x.  (I don't need a variable, but Nikon's fixed powers seem to start around 4x, which is higher than I would like.)

 

I'm looking for a few key things:  Ruggedness, good optics -with particularly good low light performance, and be on the compact side.  I don't care much about reticle types.  Camo finish would be nice, but matte is also fine.

 

Does anyone have experience/recommendations with these two?  Or is there something else in this price range I should be looking at?  Don't worry too much about the budget.  If there's something for $350 that's just incredible I would love to hear about it.

 

Thanks,

 

Ben

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Have you considered a red dot or holographic sight?  I have a Millett Multi-Dot on my gun now, and think that I'm about to replace it with an Eotech.  I like the red dots for turkeys.  I don't need any magnification and the gun can be aimed and fired accurately regardless of cheek weld or eye position.
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Thanks trkyshootr.  I actually ended up getting a lightseeker 2.5x.  Though I haven't shot a turkey with it yet I think I like it so far.  I really wanted the extra light and the slight magnification.

 

Season opens tomorrow morning.  Wish me luck!.

 

Ben

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Yeah, good luck.  Our last day (in Alabama) was yesterday and I'm already hyped for next season.

 

I bet that your new Pentax will work nicely.  I can see where a little magnification might be helpful.  I have just, after a couple of years of use, finally realized that this Millett red dot has a significant red flare from the objective lens.  It'll be gone soon, replaced, I expect, by the Eotech.

 

Again, good luck and safe hunting!

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