scope for .460 s&w

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by ammo burner, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. ammo burner

    ammo burner Well-Known Member

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    Ijust got a 460 and am looking for a scope. How bout the burris 4-12? What other high power scopes do you recomend. Thanks!
     
  2. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    Did you watch the video on Utube?? Its the one where the guy did not tighten his new scope down very well. :D
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Burris is a good choice because of ruggedness and on big pistols you need them to hold up.

    I personaly like to use pistol scopes on wheel guns like the 2.5x7 intermediate eye relief or
    the long eye relief burris because of recoil.

    On bolt action pistols the rifle scopes work fine but the range of a revolver is limited so a
    scope of less power works well.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. ammo burner

    ammo burner Well-Known Member

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    thanks! any other sugestions.
     
  5. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

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    For the .460 I would/have used 2-7 Buris, and the Bushnell Elite 2-6,
    To keep it light go with the Bushnell, or try a Pride Fowler. Even a 4x would be enough for a 460. It is really up to you how much magnification you want.
     
  6. ammo burner

    ammo burner Well-Known Member

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    thanks! i have a 2x leupold on a xp 100 221 fireball and at 100 yds it almost looks like the target is father than it is. Thats y i was looking for a higher power.
     
  7. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    I have a Leupold variable 2.5x7 on my S&W 500 and it has held up to close to a 1000 rds.Personally,I never use more than 2.5 magnification,because it gets too tricky to see with the eye relief,and I never shoot far enough with a revolver to need more power than that.I got the Leupold because of the lifetime warranty,on a big handgun like that,I would highly recomend getting a scope with a lifetime warranty,because sooner or later,you will probably need it,if you shoot enough.