Help choosing scope

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Idaho_Elk_Huntr, May 2, 2008.

  1. Idaho_Elk_Huntr

    Idaho_Elk_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased a S&W PERFORMANCE CENTER MODEL 460XVR HUNTER Black & Stainless, 14" Fluted barrel With .50BMG Look Muzzle Brake! Flat Top Picatinny Rail Mounting System For Red Dot or Magnifying Scope. Comes with 6"-9" Adjustable Bi-Pod, Sling & S&W Performance Center Soft Case.

    Can anyone suggest a good scope for this rig.Thanks for any help!!
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    2x Leupold handgun scope. I have also used the 4x fixed Leupy as well on a FA 454 Casuall.
     

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  4. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    Here's one of mine.

    I've got a 2-8 Leupold on my 454 Raging Bull. It'll help if ya wanna take a longer poke at something.
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  5. royinidaho

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    I agree with this statement"

    I've got a 2-8 Leupold on my 454 Raging Bull. It'll help if ya wanna take a longer poke at something."

    Although I don't have a Raging bull I have a SBH Hunter, and this is the scope I want to put on it someday. There are times when you want to reach out and touch that coyote that is sitting away out there!
     
  7. Idaho_Elk_Huntr

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  8. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would also look at the burris 2x7 with balistic plex and posilock.

    These scopes are tough as nails.I have one on a contender in 444
    marlin and it takes 4 rings to keep it on the pistol (almost 58 ft/lbs
    of recoil) and after over 400 rounds it is still perfict.

    And they cost less than $300.00.

    I,m a big leupold fan but this burris is very tough and has good glass.

    You will want the extended eye relief no mater what scope you chose.

    Good luck
    J E CUSTOM
     
  9. Catfish

    Catfish Well-Known Member

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    For handguns to be shot off hand I recomand people to stay with 2X scopes, but with what you have there is no way, unless you`re alot better man than me, to shoot it well without some kind of rest. For that reason I recommend the 2 1/2 x 8 Leupold. I have one on my .500 Preformance Center and love it.
     
  10. Idaho_Elk_Huntr

    Idaho_Elk_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    Finally got her together. I went with the Leupy 2.5x8



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  11. Dekker

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    That has got to the most unusual looking revolver I have ever seen.
    I use the 2.5x8 Leupy on my 414 Super Mag and it works great, it should be a perfect match for your rig.
    You got to post a shooting report for that monster when you get a load worked up for it.

    David