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Need advise on Pistol Scope

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by boogerhook, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,

    I have a Ruger MK3 Hunter with a 6.9" barrel and a Burris FF red dot. I want to change to a pistol scope but I am unsure which one to pick. There are quite a few 2x fixed magnification available and a few 2x6 or 2x7. Most important is eye-relief, but then I am wondering ...

    I'd like the option to "zoom in" but it comes at a price: longer scope, heavier weight, lenses that comes lose over time, etc. Have been looking at BSA, UTG, Simmons, Bushnells, etc. For my rifles I have Leupolds, but I am not willing to spend that kind of money for this pistol right now.

    My anticipated range is 20-100 yds. With rifles I am typically at 4x when shooting 100 yds, but that doesn't mean I could not do with 2x. Have not tried it, to be honest.

    Any experienced pistol scope shooters' advice?

    Thanks much.
     
  2. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    The lower magnification pistol scopes are easier to use. As the power increases it is more difficult to get the proper eye relief/position to get a full field of view. Stick with a 2x or 4x. It is just a 22 so you shouldn't need anything expensive to get the job done... I prefer the Leupold pistol scopes, but I guess I am a bit of an optics snob, I have a hard time wasting money on inferior products. I wouldn't dream of putting one of the previously mentioned brand scopes on any of my guns. Good gear aint cheap and cheap gear aint good...
     
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  3. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I got a BSA 2x for 59$ at Walmart, and from what I can tell the eye-relief is great. Also everything between 3yds and 100yds appears clear and sharp. Now I just need to zero it in and shoot it for a while. If I can hit the bulls eye reliably at 50 yds from a rested position, this will replace my 10/22 as a bug out.
     
  4. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm taking the weaver 4x off my casull its just too hard to get a target in sight. I've got a 2x Nikon ordered to replace it. Ya did right getting a 2x scope.
     
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