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"Short Range" handgun scope?

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"Short Range" handgun scope?

Here in Illinois, we are very restricted on handguns for hunting. However, I ahve bought a .44 mag Encore that I plan to use next season. My shots will be limited to 100 yards and in most likely.

What would be a good and economical handgun scope for this application?

Thanks guys!
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    Re: "Short Range" handgun scope?

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    Here in Illinois, we are very restricted on handguns for hunting. However, I have bought a .44 mag Encore that I plan to use next season. My shots will be limited to 100 yards and in most likely.

    What would be a good and economical handgun scope for this application?

    Thanks guys!
    2x or 4x Leupold

    2x if the shots tend to be shorter and 4x if they are more likely to be 50 yards or more. The less steady in field shooting conditions the more likely I would go to the 2x
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    Re: "Short Range" handgun scope?

    Ernie,

    Any opinion on this Nikon? MidwayUSA - Nikon Encore EER Pistol Scope 2.5-8x 28mm BDC Reticle Silver

    It would seem a variable would have it's advantages between hunting in the timber and over open fields.

    Thanks for your expertise.

    Brian
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    Re: "Short Range" handgun scope?

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    Ernie,

    Any opinion on this Nikon? MidwayUSA - Nikon Encore EER Pistol Scope 2.5-8x 28mm BDC Reticle Silver

    It would seem a variable would have it's advantages between hunting in the timber and over open fields.

    Thanks for your expertise.

    Brian
    Not used one personally, but I prefer the variables for the reason you mention.
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    Re: "Short Range" handgun scope?

    I have not used that nikon, but I have 2 other pistol scopes that I love.

    I would say look for good used Nikon, or burris as my top scopes.

    BH
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    Re: "Short Range" handgun scope?

    Wow! I went out this afternoon and shot the Encore using a Simmons pistol scope someone gave me. Using the Hornady flex-tip ammo and a horrible factory trigger, it shot 1.5" groups consistently at 100 yards! Once I get a trigger job, and a good scope I'll really be in business...............
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    Re: "Short Range" handgun scope?

    For the price a Simmons Gold Metal 2x7 is hard too beat but they don't make them anymore so you will have to find a used one.
    My second choice would be a 2.5x8 Lupy then a Burris 3x12. The Lupy has a very large eye relief but is adj by turning the rear bell to get it where you want.
    For revolvers I like a fixed 2 to 4 power scope or better yet a red dot. I've got a shooter at my club that shoots a red dot out to 200 yds with a TC in 44 mag. and does very well off hand.
    Of course for hunting I use rifle scopes on every handgun. ;-)
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