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Not me. I'm hooked on the scope. With pins I was satisfied with my wider accuracies. Now with crossbows I'm accustomed to < 1"-2" groups.:)
 

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No right answer just personal preference. However, the way one OEM is acting we may be forced in this direction. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
 

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Hate scopes. Thanks for posting
 
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I'm sure ,most love the modern scopes ,I do also,but for compact set up and lighter,would you consider iron sites ,here's a pic View attachment 163450
Went to the site and its corrupted. Is bad river out of business? Wonder whats up with the site?
 
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I wont say these are not priced right but if I cant get a set that mounts fully rear and front, I dont think I am interested in it. The set you put up in the OP was meant to be mounted by the limbs and back by the trigger. Thats a functional set I would be wanting to look at.
Good luck :)
 
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The inexpensive Jandao Chace xbow (150 lbs recurve) I ordered last year came with a re-dot sight installed, but an "iron sight" added.
I installed the latter, because I don't want to shoot over more then 30yds, and not be dependant on battery operated devices.
I have put quotes around it, because it is a sight in the style compound vertical bows (peep and one non-adjustable pin).
I shoot both on different bows, iron sights and scopes.
 

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Since my month-old TS370 is the only crossbow I have owned and shot, I cannot compare. Shooting the TS370 with the Barnett 4x32 scope is a pleasure and is very accurate.

I was very glad when the NRA and CMP rules were changed a few years ago to allow optical sights of up to 4.5 power to be used on service rifles (AR15) for competition. At 74, my eyes are not what they used to be, and the scopes really help.

Also, some counties in Missouri stipulate that a buck must have at least four points on one side for it to be harvested. Even the relatively low power (4X) scopes help in this regard.

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I jump deer constantly while taking a walk through the woods after my morning tree stand sits. Getting the scope on a spooked running deer is ruff stuff. In that case iron sights would rock. I’ve contemplated putting them on a bow. Not my tenpoint.
But possibly a different rig specifically for spot and stalking. It would actually be the bomb on my Parker. Nice and light. The light bulb is on now boys...
 

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Gator 88 - you would shoot at a running deer with your crossbow? This is my opinion - I think it is unethical to shoot at a deer on the run with most weapons (slug guns at close range pretty good). This would be with or without a scope. The chance of a clean kill is very low and your skill level MUST be at a very high level for success. Won't go into this subject too much as my opinion was not asked for. I have learned a lot though, through years of experience. Good luck.
 
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