To my knowlege there isnt a real difference but heck what do I know lol. The few scopes I do have are rifle scope though Ive looked throught a shotgun and besides it looking a bit different I didnt notice anything else unusual
Lance, there is no difference between the two.They call it a shotgun scope because of the power.There is no need to put a high power scope on a shotgun because of the limited range a shotgun has.
The scope you are talking about is excellent because if you are hunting in the woods you can turn it down to 1.5 power and still have a large field of view.
I also love the pro diamond reticle.I have a 4x32 pro diamond on my muzzle loader.(wish I would of got the 1.5-5).
Most people would put a 3x9x40 on a 30-30.It'll get you downrange further.
The difference is the range at which the scope is set to be parellex free. Shotgun scope and .22 scopes are tipically set for 75 yrds. where rifle scopes are set for somewhere between 100 and 150 yrds. For field use the loose of accuracy due to the wrong parellex setting is not enough to matter in most situations, but it matteres enough to bench rest shooters that they have adjustable parellex setting on their scope so that they can have the correct setting at every range.
Onething to keep in mind is field of view at 100 yards... very very important... I like scopes that are 60+ yards field of view at 100...
Any running shot is made easier and the chance is there of having one when going after a hit deer the you jump up because it has yet to expire
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