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Old 02-22-2007, 09:47   #1
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What scopes do you use?

I just bought a Tasco dot sight with a stainless finish $40. I was thinking about putting on a 223 super 14 I plan on getting soon. I have a Simmons 1x7 handgun scope on my 35 rem now.

Do you guys use dot sites or handgun scopes on your TC's?
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Old 02-26-2007, 23:23   #2
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I use Handgun Scopes on all my Contender Handgun Barrels. In South Dakota the use of Electronic Lighted Reticle Sights (Scopes or Red Dots) falls under the Spotlighting Law in that they can only be used from Sunrise to Sunset. If used for Deer Hunting in South Dakota the user of a Lighted Reticle Sight could not hunt from 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunrise or sunset to 1/2 hour after sunset like can be done with a conventional Scope.

Since I started Hunting with Handguns in 1982 I have used a lot of different makes and models of Handgun Scopes, and I always end up going back to Burris LER Handgun Scopes. In my opinion they offer everything I want in a Handgun Scope, are of good quality and offer super crisp and clear optics.

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Old 02-27-2007, 08:04   #3
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SD, what power do you use on your scopes? My brother-in-law has a 223 and 30-30 barrels both with T/C 2-7x32, they shoot very well also. Do you get out and varmit hunt or shoot the p-dogs?
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I have a 14" .22 LR Barrel and a 14" .223 Barrel also currently. Both of these wear 3x12x32mm Burris LER Fine Plex-PA Handgun Scopes. I will be picking up a 14" .30-30 Ackley Improved Barrel in the not to distant future and am planning on putting a 2x7x32mm Burris LER Handgun Scope on that barrel when it arrives.

Yep I shoot varmints from Gopher to Coyotes here locally. I try to get out to west central South Dakota to shoot Prairie Dogs also, but due to a new job have not had the opportunity to get out there for the past couple years.

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Originally Posted by tri70 View Post
I just bought a Tasco dot sight with a stainless finish $40. I was thinking about putting on a 223 super 14 I plan on getting soon. I have a Simmons 1x7 handgun scope on my 35 rem now.

Do you guys use dot sites or handgun scopes on your TC's?
have many brands.love burris 2-7x.like 2xleupolds on hard kickers.ok with tasco 2-6x or weaver 4x on 22lr or 22hornet.
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I got a 2x7 Burris on my 7-30 waters and I really like the way it draws in the extra light.
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4x12x40 swift on my encore 6.5x284. Good clear scope, wish i could find more swifts. Seems like the dealers are dropping them in my area
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I have a Nikon Encore 2.5-8X28. Its a newer model I believe and is very sharp and clear. I have seldom turned the magnification up past 4x. At 8X with this scope, or any other EER scope its too hard for me to find and stay on target. If I were going to buy another I think I could get by with a fixed 2.5 or 3X.
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2X-7X Bushnell on my 218 Bee. I've had a Leupold 2X, a Red Dot, and Bushnell Holosight on the 357 Herrett, I like the Holosight the best on that caliber.
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I have a Redfield 3X9X40 on my Mini Thirty and it is great up to a 100 yds. Then I have a 2 1/2X7 Weaver on a Marlin 925M that is a tack driver at 50 plus yds.
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I have a Tasco Pro class 4x30 on my 14" 45/70, a TC 2x7 on my 14' 30/30, and I have a Tasco pro Class 6x30 awaiting my next barrel, a 7x30 Waters..
I really really like the dots on my Pro Class scopes..
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I use Leupold 2.5 x 8 Vari-X. But looks like I'll try a Burris. I'm on a Contender frame with 14" barrels shooting 308 Bellm and 358 Bellm pistol. Lots of recoil. Do you think the Burris is up to the task? Thanks.
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Burris makes a great scope,......I tend to stick with Leupold though.
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Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr View Post
Burris makes a great scope,......I tend to stick with Leupold though.
I use the fixed 4x leupold on all of my super 16 barrels, the blues fixed 4x cost the same as the fixed 2x leupold, the only reason I go with the 4x, (compare prices) why not, these are vary fine scopes, I'm a woman, but a firm believer in keeping the price of the scope about the same price wize as the barrel with base and rings, be carefull and happy shooting
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2-7 Burris FullField II on Ruger 10 22. 2-10 Weaver Super Slam on Icon .243. 3-9Weaver Grand Slam on Ruger Mini 14, although I am about to change scopes on that particular rifle...I just can't get over feeling that the Mini would be better suited for a red dot or maybe just plain iron sights.

Anyone have a Mini 14? How do you have it scoped?

Yikes, didn't read the op carefully enough, sorry. I don't have any of my pistols or revolvers scoped.
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Redfield long eye relief 2.5X on a 10" TC contender in .221 Fireball.
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Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr View Post
Burris makes a great scope,......I tend to stick with Leupold though.
I was having a chat with J.D. JONES in person , in his kitchen. I told him about me and hunting with my 45-70 Hunter Bbl. ``12". J.D. asked what HAND LOAD and scope I used. When I said BURRIS; HE ALMOST CHOKED ON HIS BEVERAGE. You see, in the eyes of thee foremost Handgun hunting authority, LEUPOLD AND BAUSH AND LOMB[BUSHNELL] ARE THE ONLY DURABLE AND HARDSTANDING SCOPES {for big bore handguns] PERSONALLY , I HAVE HUNDREDS OF ROUNDS --THRU -Contenders ````````35 Rem. and 45-70 , both with OLD Burris scopes . Both are still mounted and sighted in well for my ammo. NO PROBLEMS
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Just blew apart a Simmons Pro-Hunter 3-9 on a .444 Marlin 14" G2. Lasted about 30 rounds at the range one day, reticle frame came out. Loved the clarity and relief, but .444 too heavy. (digging a divot in Pachmeyer decelerator grip at web too) trying a Leopold, let you know how that works.
Lighter recoil barrels in my collection have everything from Eotech dot sights on a .30-.30 to a (gasp!) Burris on a .223, not trouble at all.
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Been using Burris for years on m 7 X 30 waters and 223 contender barrels, not the hardest kicking rounds , but no problems what so ever
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setting up a 6.8 mm Remington 14" G2 Contender. Put Redfield 3 ring solid base under a BSA Edge 2-7 x 32 long eye relief pistol scope. Very reasonably priced scope that made my budget. Raining way to hard to go up in the back to the long range bench. Put it over a myrtle stump at 21 yards. 1/2 wide by 1/4" for 5 rounds when I got it to the bull. need to put it on the bags at longer range.
glass is clear as it can be looking through an Oregon rain. Rear ring focus made things sharp even at the close range.
BSA says it will hold together with recoil. We will see about that. Lifetime warranty so time will tell.
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