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Scope on hand gun

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Sabertooth, May 12, 2014.

  1. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Need recomendations on what scope to put on my hunting hand guns.
    S&W 629 with 6 in barrel .44 mag and Colt Trooper .357 - 6 in barrel.
    Both do good at 100 yards.
    Eyes just are not as good as they used to be.
     
  2. j3hill

    j3hill North SNOCO Member

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    Bushnell Phantom. I had one on a S&W 19 and I listed it on GB for 40.00 bucks. It sold for 150.00 to the guy that has this web site http://www.theunclegun.com/u.n.c.l.e.guns.php
    But thats old school. I think now if I was putting a long relief scope on a handgun it would be some sort of red dot.
     
  3. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    Leupold 2 power…..
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Chop a couple three inches off those deer guns.
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've only scoped one handgun, but I used a Leupold 2 power. If there's a chance you will be shooting off hand you'll be glad that you have no more magnification than that!
     
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  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Something is going to be blurry no matter what, even with absolutely perfect vision.. that's the way eyes work.. you can only focus on one thing at a time so wear some specs (I wear 1.25-.50x readers) to bring the front sight into sharp focus.. it's all about literally focusing on the front sight.
    A shorter barrel will generally help with this also.
    Anyway, good luck.
     
  7. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    get the best and clearest 2x you can find,and it will serve you better than a cheaper 4x with less sharpness. I can't recall what I had for brand,but man it was sharp,and everyone who shot it said so.
    another way to go would be a ghost/peep sight on the rear with a roomy peep-hole,this forces your eye to focus on the front sight.A scope would be more precise and accurate tho.
     
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  8. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    This Red Dot has no magnification, but it works really well for me, especially at night on raccoons. Put the red dot between the glowing eyes and squeeze off.

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  9. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I'm with zeke red dot is the way to go.
    This is my raccoon gun.
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  10. oremike

    oremike Creswell, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've had different scopes on 14" contenders and if bench shooting they are fine, shooting off hand and for quick target acquisition I like a 2x, my grouse getter Trailside sports a Nikon. I've dabbled with red dots and they are good, but in a hunting situation I don't want something I have to remember to turn on/off. Simple is as simple does.
     
  11. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Well I would go with a Nikon 2x but then again I am not coon hunting . . . old pc pics (2).jpg old pc pics (455).JPG
     
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  12. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Thanks for the replys.
    My 20/20 vision went away, then cataracks in both eyes. Had Catarack surgery on both eyes but my right eye did not clear up as good as my left eye. So its scopes on everything I own. But at least I'm back to punching holes in paper.
    As to shorting the barrels on my handguns, good way for some one to get fingers broken.
    Been looking at scopes and red dot sights. Both seam to have plus's and minus. But then a scope don't have a battery that may go dead when you take aim at the biggest buck you ever seen. But then if you keep track of the time on the battery that should not happen.
     
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