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Old 04-25-2007, 02:46 PM
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I did not get any answers on the optics page, so I thought I would try it out here. Thanks for your understanding.

I just bought a .480 Ruger , Ruger Super Redhawk.

I am looking for my scope for it.

I am considering the Nikon 2-8 x 28 , the Burris 2-7 x 32 , or the Burris 3-12 x 32.

Any body have any thoughts or suggestions....

This will be my first handgun scope and I have never owned a Burris scope.

Thanks for your input.

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Old 04-25-2007, 03:57 PM
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Since this is your first handgun scope I suggest you stick with either a low(2x) fixed power scope,or a variable that adjusts down to that power.
There are several scopes that would work for your purposes.
Leupold m8 2x,leupold variable 2x-7,weaver,burris,nikon are all good choices.The only time you will have scope turned up in power is shooting off bench. If you try it while hunting,it will seem to magnify wobbles.


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Old 04-25-2007, 08:36 PM
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I haven't used the Nikon pistol scopes, but the Burris and Leupolds are top notch. I'm not sure what you intend to use the pistol for but have a variable with a lower power of 2x or 3x makes good sense for all around use.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:52 PM
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I have the burris 2x7x32 on my S&W 460 and love it. It has a great eye relief and is the only scope(as far as I know) that has posi-lock. They also have a great warranty. If you go to Sportsmans Warehouse, they will mount them on a makeshift revolver and let you try them out. Congrats on the new gun!
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:25 PM
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Default RE: need advice on a handgun scope

Thanks guys .... but one more question.

On a hunting handgun.....like the 480 Ruger or similiar...Is something like posi-lock important... or even needed?

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Old 04-25-2007, 09:29 PM
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Check this out.

http://www.burrisoptics.com/posilock.html

Good luck!
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:37 PM
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Ok I read and understand that part, but that is Burris's stance... Is it fact in the real world?

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Old 04-25-2007, 09:50 PM
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Have you shot your new gun yet? Anything that you cando to help your scope with that kind ofrecoil is a good thing! I love my scope and bought it because of recomendations from those a lot more experienced than me. But I think you will do well with either Burris or Leopold.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:57 PM
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Thanks C.L. I appreciate your advice.

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Old 04-26-2007, 08:25 AM
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Both Burris and Leupold have forever warranties. I've broken two Burris scopes on spring powered airguns, and both were repaired with no questions asked. I've never had any problems with Burris or Leupold scopes shifting zero and both have good eye relief. I have long arms and have run into problems with some other brands in the eye relief area.
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