For me the red dots or two power for short range without a solid rest. For long range, 2x7 or more ONLY with a solid rest. Otherwise the handgun gets to heavy and I can't hold it steady. I'm amazed at the ability some guys have to handle a heavy scoped handgun. But unless I can solidly support it my groups are poor. No matter what optics or sights on a handgun. You really benefit from practice with the bipod,sticks, pack or what ever you will hunt with. That way each of us can learn our limitations before going afield.
Post by frankinthelaurels on Sept 13, 2007 14:10:40 GMT -4
We have some guys who shoot handguns at the long range groundhog matches...some use the T/C's and others use various forms of XP-100 actions... I've watched them for years shoot out to 500 yards with very little problem..it seems that with them it's a matter of optics not if the gun will shoot that far.... We had a guy a few years back that used a .223 contender with a 7X scope...the crosshairs were about as wide as the hog at 500 yards but he always manged to get 3 or 4 of the 5 on target... not enough power to hunt with but enough to shoot paper.. AMAZING
Post by asinglearrow on Sept 25, 2007 12:44:24 GMT -4
I favor the scopes myself esp the Burris, leupold or T/C handgun scopes instead of the red dot for longer range or thicker cover allowing more precise shot placement but the red dots do offer advantages in low light cituations along with faster target aquisition!
thinking about putting a bushnell 1x28 trophy series red dot scope on my ruger gp100 375mag. it has 4 dialin interchangeable reticles,dot and crosshairs.89.95 online 119 at cabelas.b-square has a no drill mount for this gun.are they any good? any one used this type mount or sight?
I just put a 2x weaver on my Ruger Mk.III Hunter. So far I like it I shoot with both eyes open and have it at 1" high at 25yds. Since it's a 22 auto felt that is about right. Been tryin to just shoot it so I can hold better groups. So far I like the scope it's silver like the ss Ruger if anything it looks good. Thinkin if I still like shootin it I might put a scope on my Ruger single six usein 22mag and try to bust a ghog with it. Weaver scopes are made in the good ol USA and been around a good while and seems to me a real good value. I like the cross hair thats what I'm use to. All my rifles and my cross bow have cross hair sights. I don't know for sure much about red dots just never seemed to care for them, some guys do and thats ok. Some guys like the laser beam just point beam at target I guess, seems to me your just shootin beam not gun. Anyways I like my 2x....later
Sorry guys, got me thinkin about USA scopes and as someone said Weaver scopes are now a New Company located in Onalaska Wisconsin and only engineered in USA but manufactured in the Philippines. Another one bites the dust, sad...later