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It is funny you said that

It is funny you said that because my gun dont come with irons sights. But I have been thinking

of getting some I have never had a scope on nothing but a BB gun. I play Battlefield 3 on xbox all

the time, with sniper and scope its realistic with the bullet drop and leading your target, even the

crosshairs shake when breathing.Its Not real life but, the scope just seems to make hitting what your aiming at like POINT AND SHOOT.

Anyway your right in florida most of are woods are so THICK you cant even walk you have to crawl over and under everything. Not to mention spider webs ALL OVER the place. I actually

went on my states hunting website and it said there about 3000 Black Bears in this state and

100-160 Panthers. Definetly dont want a 3x9 scope on my rifle when i walk up on one of them.

Do you know of any iron sights that the front sight can just slip on, i dont want to void warranty

by permently modifying my barrel. It comes with weaver style sight base installed.

 

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Before you go afield you need

Before you go afield you need to check the Florida Game and Fish web site to see just what you can shoot. I believe that the "panther" is on the endangered spices list so if you do shoot one you may find yourself in more trouble than you can imagine. The same may be true with bears if you do not have a permit to shoot one. In all reality a 300 Winchester Mag is a little bit over kill for what you can hunt there. A 7mm-08 .308, .30-06 or a lot of other similar rounds will take down anything that you have there including the wild pigs with ease as long as you do your part, and they will do it with a lot less recoil than the .300. As for a scope mount, look at the removable type. With that type of mount you can pull the scope off and put on a sight such as a Aim-point red dot which is a lot friendlier than a scope in tight situations and with the right mount you will not loose the sights zero when you switch them.

 

I went and looked at Florda's web site and this is what you can expect if you do kill a Florda Panther  LINK 

Also on the site I saw that you also can not shoot a bear since it is on the states treatened species list.

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Couple of things. About the

Couple of things. About the scope with friction rather than click adjustment's, is it an old scope? My old Redfields are like that. They will tune much finer but generally are a bit more difficult to adjust. I didn't know any scopes were made like that any more.

Next if your hunting and game jumps up close and you can't find it in the scope, you either have to much scope or one set on the wrong power. I would never have anything over 3x9 on a hunting  rifle and keep it on 3x until you really need more. Better would be a 2-7x kept on 2x. You need to keep the scope where it has the widest field of view untill you find yourself in position the make changes with no rush. One of my all time favorite scope's is a 2 3/4x Redfield and close behind it an old Redfield 1-4x. Both have friction adjustments.

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will those scopes you

will those scopes you mentioned handle the recoil of the
300wm?? and ya i thought about the 1x4 they call a hog
scope leupold makes one but same price as a 3x9.. only reason I would want a leupold is the lifetime guarntee, but
would look into other brands.

Also I will not set out till kill a BEAR or a PANTHER! I am
way more responsible than that.. I have 3 kids under 3yrs old and a wife, and if a bear or panther threatened my life
or there life, I would kill one and take it to the game warden and they can do what they need too with me!

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Red Dot

If your shots are close, less than 200 Yards, why not consider a red dot optic like the EOTech?
There's a lot to be said for fast sight acquisition.

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Can the red dot optic or

Can the red dot optic or EOTech handle the recoil of my rifle. And I am planning on Stalking deer and hog rather
then sitting in treestand or shooting house. I think a
red dot or holographic type sight would be perfect for me
just kinda worried of spending same money for one as for
a decent rifle scope.I guess if I was more comfortable and
hit my target with it, Thats all that matters.

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I've only used one on a .223

I've only used one on a .223 myself so can't say but have seen them on some big rifles and handguns. Send Eotech a message and see what they say.

I still vote for a good 1x4 or similar maybe with a lighted reticle for the evening if you need it. 1x is no magnafication so both eyes open and fast sighting in thick brush is not a problem. My dad used to make me practice when I was a kid by pointing out things in the brush and making me throw the gun up until I would find it in the scope every time. Even running in the brush a deer will be in the x when my rifle hits my shoulder, just put the time in to make it happen.

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As an EOTech user, very happy

As an EOTech user, very happy user I might add, I would say yes it can.

Since your shots seem, from what I've read, close you may want to look at another caliber like the .35 Whelen. The .300 Win Mag doesn't really give you anything that non-magnum calibers do until you get out to 300 Yards or further in my opinion.

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http://www.ableammo.com/catal

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/limbsaver-10031-recoil-thompson-center-a... Do you think this would fit the Venture model? And do these things really work?? It claims to reduce felt recoil by 70% for 30dollars and if I need it that would solve alot. or

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/limbsaver-10548-slip-large-black-recoil-p-58560.html

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There is only one way to know

There is only one way to know if it will work for you, buy it. Everything I hear about them is good and they work. My though is that if you need anything like that, you've bought to much cartridge. I believe your in Florida? I don't believe you have anything down there a 243 wouldn't handle well. Don't need any kind of recoil reducing devices for it.

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