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Old June 4, 2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Scope for .44 magnum?

I am looking to scope my .44 magnum for for this hunting season an am in need of suggestions for a scope...My uncle who is a very avid pistol hunter suggested an NcStar but I have bad luck with them in the past. any other suggestions?
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Old June 4, 2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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I have a 4X Leupold on my .44 SRH and it's all I could ask for in a handgun scope. Expensive but the warranty is worth it to me.

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Old June 4, 2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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I JUST put a Bushnell Hunter on my SBH Hunter in 45 Colt. So far so good but I haven't ran hand shattering loads through it.......YET.
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Old June 4, 2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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I have a Simmons scope on a 7" 500S&W. I have been ridiculed for having a $70 scope on a $1200 gun, but it still holds zero and came with a lifetime warranty.
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Old June 4, 2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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I like UltraDot on my wheelguns.
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Old June 4, 2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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I've run quite a few rounds through my 7.5" Ruger SRH with a Simmons 2X and have't had a problem yet.
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Old June 5, 2013, 12:03 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses Fellas, I think I might try a simmons. If bad comes to worse I can always just use open sights an keep my shots inside 50-60 yards. All depending on where I hunt this year, I just may not need a scope but the way its looking, I may.
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Old June 5, 2013, 08:02 AM   #8
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I'm an avid deer handgun hunter. I've had Bushnell Trophy scopes, no problems.

Currently, my two hunting .44's are running a Millett Red Dot and an Aimpoint Red Dot, the latter with many many years and thousands of rounds through it, the former with two years of hunting and many hundreds of rounds through it.

No issues, and great for quick target acquisition on deer. I don't baby those scopes, and they're out in all kinds of conditions. My only suggestion is to ALWAYS carry a spare battery or two.

(Interestingly, I recently scoped a .22 revolver for squirrels, and find the red dot to be inadequate, as they cover too much of the target, and I'll probably scope it with a more traditional scope this fall, but for deer the red-dots work great).
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Old June 5, 2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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Burris 2x handgun scope, i have one on my .454 and it's tough as nails.
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Old June 6, 2013, 10:31 PM   #10
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I have a Burris 2-7 on my SRH 454. Been on it for many years and hundreds of rounds. They are built tough. I won't put anything else on my heavy recoil handguns.
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Old June 7, 2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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I ued a 2X Leupold on my 44mag.
My boss made me shoot a oil can out of a tree at 100 yards with it, before he would let me hunt with it on his deer lease. lol
( killed that oil can with one shot)
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Old June 13, 2013, 02:21 AM   #12
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The recoil of .44 handguns can be heavy, and hard on optics.

Its good to hear of Simmons, Millet holding up, ........but if I were scoping a .44 handgun, it'd be a Leupold, w/ a Burris as second.

I've bought several used Leu's on ebay at a VG prices. The warranty and support of the USA product is still good, but I've not needed it.
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Old June 20, 2013, 05:39 PM   #13
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Agreed, a fixed 2x is plenty and I wouldn't go any less than Leupold or Burris.
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Old June 21, 2013, 08:26 AM   #14
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Having shot my .44 mag. Redhawk extensively, I prefered a red dot over scope. But, if you go scope, use no more than 1.5X or 2X power. Read the warranty to make your decision. The .44 maggie will beat up lesser equipment.
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