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Help me pick an optic for a Ruger Charger take down.

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by IronMonster, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I I bought a Charger take down. It was pretty much an impulse buy. I just got my trust squared away and I have visions of suppressors on everything and thought the little Charger would be cool with a can.

    Thinking about what to do for glass has me a little stumped though. I have read that some folks are putting rifle scopes on them, I cant see that being the right thing for me. I am thinking something maybe 1-6 power with a long eye relief. Id like something with a fair size field of view but I want something more accurate and more magnification than a 10 MOA red dot. Id be willing to drop maybe $150-$200 but am not dropping high end Leupold money.

    So what do you think and why do you think it?
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Based on the criteria you mentioned, look into what Bushnell has to offer. They've raised their game, and their prices are good.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I like some of the Bushnell scopes.
     
  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I have bought three Bushnell's in the last year and I have been really impressed with all of them for the money. I bought one of the AR-rimfire versions and put it on a 10/22 and did some of the best shooting I have ever done. The hold over dots are perfect for Winchester X if you zero at 25 yards you can hit anything out to 200 with ease

    http://www.bushnell.com/all-products/rifle-scopes/ar-optics/2-7x-32mm

    This thing rocks...
     
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  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    But I cant see that they offer anything in long eye relief
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    But do they make long eye relief pistol scopes. They used to but I can't find any now?

    I really like the Bushnells and have had several over the years and never an issue. I use one of the Elite fireflys now.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I looked too and couldn't find any. Leopold does have several, but not so price friendly.
     
  9. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When I bought my Charger way-back-when, I had the same question. So I bought an inexpensive extended eye relief scope to experiment with, a Bushnell 1.5x. ($100.) It works extremely well. So well, I figured I'd try a higher powered scope. Bought a 2x6x.($130.) I've never installed it. I've also never installed the electronic optical sights that I thought I'd try. In the meantime, the original 1.5x works quite well.

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    You caused me to go find all this stuff I've bought and never used. All economy priced but very serviceable for experimenting on a Charger. I'd forgotten the 2x6 scope was a Simmons.
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    WAYNO.:cool:

    here's another one to click on...http://www.bushnell.com/all-products/rifle-scopes/elite/elite-handgun-riflescope-2-6x-32-multi-x®
     
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