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scope for ruger .44 carbine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by coosbaycreep, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. coosbaycreep

    coosbaycreep 9 miles South of Roseburg Active Member

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    I've got a ruger .44 carbine (looks like a 10/22, only much better) with a peep sight on it, and I can't hit anything with it. I don't like peeps anyway, and finally ordered a scope base for it, but I don't know what kind of scope I should get. It will probably be awhile before I actually get around to buying a scope for it anyway, as I have other things I want to buy first, and a limited amount of money, but I want to know what kind of scope would be good for this gun?

    I don't plan on shooting long distances with it, and it will only be used for shooting pop cans, water jugs, other assorted garbage. I'm only looking to spend $50-$80, but I figure I should be able to get something that will be suitable for that price range hopefully.

    Pretty much the only ammo I'll be shooting in it is hornady 240gr XTP handloads too, if that makes a difference at all.

    So, what brand/magnification should I get? Fixed? Variable? I know basically nothing about scopes, and other than a hensholdt(?) "sniper" scope on my PTR91, every scope I've ever bought was a junk scope from walmart.

    thanks
     
  2. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    For the price range that you are looking for I suggest that you look at Tasco scopes. They have beaucoup models to choose from. When I was stationed at SUBASE Pearl Harbor I bought a 3x9 power in 1982 or 83 and mounted it to a S&W 1500 in .270. I've owned nicer scopes since but the Tasco is still doing yeoman duty on that .270.
     
  3. Steel 13

    Steel 13 Auburn Member

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    I had one once upon a time, about 25 years ago. I had a 4X Burris scope on it, and it was a killing machine inside a hundred yards.
     
  4. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    I have a Bushnell fixed 6 power on mine, works great.