Under hunting conditions I prefer the intermediate eye relief
scopes because I can normaly find a good shooting position
( tree limb,side of tree,bolder, or my knees if I can sit down )
But with a rifle scope I have to use a bypod or sandbags . Plus
with the hard kickers I have and no muzzel brakes I worry about
saying hello to my little frend (the scope).
One of the kickers is a 444 mar Contender loaded with 300gr bullets @
1900ft/sec with a recoil energy of 57.4 ft/lbs and a recoil velocity
of 32.5 ft/sec.
I know that a lot of people do very well with rifle scopes on pistols
but as everone said you should install a break before you use a rifle
I use 2x scopes on revolvers,4x scopes on longer range pistols 200
and 300yrd and 2x7 scopes on my bolt action pistols for 400yrd to
600yrd big game hunting.
Any thing larger than 7 or 8 power seems to much unless you have
a prefect rest and conditions .
The only way I seem to be able to shoot with a rifle scope is off
a bench. like hunting P Dogs. "It may be my age"
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