SCOPES ON HUNTING HANDGUNS ?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Zigzag2, Feb 25, 2003.

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    hotload
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    Okay guys I need some help.
    Lets hear some input on scoping hunting handguns. I am fixing to scope a Super Blackhawk. I am thinking about a Leupold 2x. I bought a B-square mount, but during installation I found a problem. there was only 1mounting screw that was used after you removed the rear sight. After I got that 1 screw run in, and I started tightening those bars that dropped down on both sides of the barrel I could see that the base was not wanting to set straight with the topstrap of my pistol. So I finally went to the directions,just as I figured, it said to straighten the base with by tightening the which ever one of those bars would pull it straight. Well guess what happen before the base got straight, you got it, I stripped it out. So after my outer body experience I decided to have my topstrap drilled and tapped for a leupold base. I have never scoped a hunting handgun before, but I have shot 44's with scopes on them quite a bit. most of my buddies have red-dot type optics on theirs, but you don't ever hear of any real handgun hunters using this type of optics on their handguns.
    ANY INPUT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED !!!!!!

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    That Luepold 2x is a good choice. I am going to put one on my Striker when funds allow.


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    Thanks Warpig, That is my pick so far. Shooter45 and myself will be making a trip to Ace systems before long and I am going to have my Ruger drilled and tapped.
    ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO SHARE SOME KNOWLEDGE ?

    warpig883
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    Burris seems to be plenty popular also. I have never used one so I cannot vouch for the quality but they have a good reputation around this area.


    Right now I have the gilmore leupold red dot one the Striker. I am replacing it because it does not have any magnification. It has held up well to the recoil of a .308 in a handgun though.





    AntiqueDr
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    Burris is top notch.

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    hotload
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    I agree, Burris is top notch on their riflescopes. But, I have not heard much about their pistol scopes. Flip over to General Discussion and check out my topic about what happen to my Burris riflescope on my 300 WSM.
    GOOD LUCK AND GOOD SHOOTING!!!!!!

    tuckerd1
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    I have a Leupold M8-2x that was mounted on a 44 Auto Mag. After several hundred HOT loads thru it, the scope was still holding up. I have since put it on a Ruger Super Redhawk and it is still doing good. Tough scope.
    "They that can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety." (...Benjamin Franklin, 1759)

    hotload
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    Thanks tuckered, I believe I am going to go with a 2x Leupold. I dont want alot of magnification, cause I'll just be using it at short ranges ( I HOPE ) . By the way it was nice to meet you the other day, sorry I had to run off so quick. I caught that HOT LOAD comment .
    GOOD LUCK AND GOOD SHOOTING

    cal414
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    This is what I'm using on my Anaconda:
    Aimpoint 5000 5 MOA red dot. Works well out of my treestand. I've shot lots and lots of hot rounds from this handgun. No compalints, still on the same battery 5 years later!

    BTW, the mount is a B-square.

    JackRyann
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    Don't.
    There's a reason it's called a HAND gun and not a HANDS gun.

    If you need a rifle, use a rifle.
    Kill it and Grill, yeah! I love animals. They're tasty!
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