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Old 02-02-2008, 08:01 AM
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help with hand gun scopes

I am using some fixed power Leupold scopes now. They are the 4X28 fixed power versions. It seems like I have trouble late and early seeing deer through them. Is this just the nature of the beast? I mean the 28mm objective is small and all maybe it just dose'nt gather the light of a bigger objective. Would a variable power scope be better in this application? What is the opinion of the members of the Thompson Center scopes? Any suggestion on hand gun glass?
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:30 AM
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They have told hunlee the Burris 3-12x power is a good one for a long ranger applacation.Plan on getting one in neer future for 7-30 water but hunlee is low on cash rite now

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Old 02-02-2008, 08:50 AM
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hunlee is low on cash rite now

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Old 02-03-2008, 10:18 AM
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My favorite handgun scope is a Lupy 2.5x8, adj eye relief up to 20" easier to find the target and good in low light.
The Burris takes the lead because of the 12x, which I used before I switched to mainly rifle scopes.
I still use the 3x12 for silhouettes in the creedmore position as in this photo (not me not a 3x12)

Some don't like the higher powers for hunting but I do ;-))

Mike
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:11 PM
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Never seen anything like that lay down shooting with pistol,hunlee impressed

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:03 AM
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Hand Gun Scopes

I shoot the vast majority Burris 3-12. Have had good look with the Cheap NCStar scopes. Weaver 2.5X8 is probably the best bang for the bucks at around $200.

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:02 PM
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The not being able to see the cross hairs in the scope in very low light early in the morning and late evening is the nature of the beast. I wish somebody would make a 30mm tube with at least a 50mm objective long eye relief scope in 2 to 12 or so power for break open and bolt handguns. I agree that the Weaver 2.5-8X28 is a very good scope. I have two of them. One on a wildcat 6mm-225 Win. 14 inch Contender barrel and one on a 10 inch 357 mag Contender barrel. I have used Leupold and Burris LER scopes in the past and I think that the Weaver is just as clear and holds up just as good as they do and the Weaver is half the price.
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