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Unread 11-12-2006, 12:51 PM
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Handgun or rifle scope?

Who is using a rifle scope and why?
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    Unread 11-12-2006, 01:11 PM
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    Re: Handgun or rifle scope?

    It's easier to find your target and you can get more power with the rifle scope. I always use Lupy's with their longer eye relief. I know Ernie will not get a full picture in his scopes that have more recoil.
    If you have one laying around try it with the 260, but it's getting close to season opener. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I never did try a rifle scope with that gun. Make sure you're wearing shooting glasses [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
    I was out coyote hunting this weekend and used my Contender in 17 Rem. with a 6.5x20 on it, not much recoil with that guy. It's much more comfortable to shoot with sticks too.
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    Re: Handgun or rifle scope?

    Higher quality optics & reticles, more magnification, more MOA adjustments.
    Down side: Danger of getting smacked in the face if you are not constantly aware of what you are doing, especially with cartridges in the 308 class on up to what I am currently using (7mm Dakota).
    FWIW with the 200+ rounds with the 7 Dakota XP all rounds have been fired on 25x.
    Most hunting situations would not require going to a rifle scope. It also makes you change up your hold compared to using a LER scope.
    You may want to give both ways a good try before you settle on one way. I currently use both.
    Hands down fav in the LER scopes is the Burris 3-12 LER with BP reticle with at least one target turret on the elev.
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    Re: Handgun or rifle scope?

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    Higher quality optics & reticles, more magnification, more MOA adjustments.
    Down side: Danger of getting smacked in the face if you are not constantly aware of what you are doing, especially with cartridges in the 308 class on up to what I am currently using (7mm Dakota).
    FWIW with the 200+ rounds with the 7 Dakota XP all rounds have been fired on 25x.
    Most hunting situations would not require going to a rifle scope. It also makes you change up your hold compared to using a LER scope.
    You may want to give both ways a good try before you settle on one way. I currently use both.
    Hands down fav in the LER scopes is the Burris 3-12 LER with BP reticle with at least one target turret on the elev.

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    I agree 100% with xphunter. I used to have an old 2.5x7 LER Burris ,it was huge and very heavy but had the best eye relief of any LER scope I have ever owned, been kickin myself in the butt for years for selling it and have never seen another like it since.
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    Unread 11-17-2006, 08:42 PM
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    Always LER scopes on handguns.....unless your arms are 12 inches long [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I have several of the older Burris scopes, a 10X works well for long range shooting.
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    Unread 11-23-2006, 02:55 PM
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    Sounds like these guys have it all covered Len. 1 of the disadvantages to the big Burris is the eye relief. It may be just right for the IHMSA guys, but from prone off a bipod, i know even big long-armed guys that have problems with trying to get it far enuf away-- ESPECIALLY when trying to shoot marmots at a high angle.
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    Unread 12-05-2006, 11:48 AM
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    Re: Handgun or rifle scope?

    I have used both rifle and LER scopes on my handguns for long range. I have knocked my glasses off several times with a 12X Leupold rifle scope. I prefer my Burris scopes. I have a 7X target scope and a 3X9 variable. I use MOA's in 6BR, 7BR and .250 Savage, XP100 in 6BR and Contender in .223. I shot my first prairie dog at 250 yds. with the .223.

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