It sounds like for whatever reason, the eye relief set on the scope may be too far forward. You may want loosen the rings and slide that scope back a little bit.I am thinking about switching to a crossbow as well. Has anyone had issues with picking up the scope in the saddle? I had issues with my muzzleloader last year, I could not get the gun shouldered properly and see the full reticle
Eotech made a holographic sight for crossbows, and I imagine that'd be a good choice for saddle users. Their holographic sights have extremely low parallax error. This allows you to find the reticle and be on target in some odd positions.I am thinking about switching to a crossbow as well. Has anyone had issues with picking up the scope in the saddle? I had issues with my muzzleloader last year, I could not get the gun shouldered properly and see the full reticle
Love it.As far as eye relief and in the saddle, I have not hunted out of a saddle with my HC Mini yet but I did hunt spring turkey out of a blind with it this year. I switched out the stock scope with a red dot with a "duplex" reticle instead of a simple dot and to bag the tom I shot, I was completely contorted to my left as they walked by, put the "crosshair" on the middle of the back and it hit where I aimed. I tried to get as open of a sight picture as I could but have used red dots a lot on my shotguns for deer when we couldn't use rifles here and once its sighted in, you just put the dot on the vitals and kind of point and pull. With the Xbow triggers they are not as nice and the Mini's isn't the best but certainly not the worse and it is adjustable too. I have it sighted to hold dead on up to 25 yards. My point is you may gain more utility with a red dot type sighting system for your xbow as opposed to your typical rifle scope type reticles.
Sounds like the same thing that happened to @WeldabeastI have killed several deer with my Excalliber and several more with a Killer Instinct 350. You don't need an expensive one to kill whitetail. Just keep your shots within 30 yards because deer move (FAST). I shot one deer at 40 yards several years ago and it had time to drop and spin around to take the bolt high in the hip instead of low behind the front leg. She went down within 30 yard as it penetrated her entire body and came out the front just below the neck but that ended those long shots on deer for me.