Originally Posted by GunnyGene
Maybe it's just me, but I've never understood why anyone wants a scope on a revolver. It adds weight, and doesn't improve your hold as far as I can tell. Seems to me that a decent set of iron sights is sufficient for that short range. Somebody enlighten me.
I have shot deer with my 7.5" Blackhawk at 125 yards, in addition a scope can add up to 20 minutes in low light hunting conditions, and my older eyes can't make out deer hide against trees like they use to.
And even with scope, it's less weight and easier to carry than any rifle, especially in heavy undergrowth and pines.
I hunt both scope and iron sights, depending on conditions.
That's why I love my Super Blackhawk Hunter, I can remove the scope, put it back on in the field and it returns to zero every time, so I have the best of both worlds.