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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:30 PM   #1
 
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Optics for 44mag Super Redhawk..Glass or RedDot

Looking to put a scope on my Ruger Super Redhawk, 44mag, 9.5" barrel.

I plan to use the gun for 100-200 yard target shooting, and maybe a little deer hunting. Mostly target shooting.

What would/do you use?
Glass or RedDot?

Brands, power, etc.

I really appreciate the advice!

Thank you,
Tim



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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:32 PM   #2
 
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Use an aimpoint red dot or an eo tech holographic sight. they are great quality or a leupold 2 or 4 power scope. Though I would use eotech personally.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #3
 
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When playing with sights for my Redhawk I found 2X is the most scope you can use for deer. I only use open sights on my hunting guns as most shots are less than 60 yards and found scopes/dot sights to be a PITA when hunting.
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I prefer a scope on my handgun. I deer and bear hunt with an SRH in .44mag and it wears a Bushnell 2-6x scope. When hunting, the scope is set at 2x, but I like the ability to crank it up a little higher. The highest setting I've ever taken a deer was at 3x, but I have cranked it up to 4-5x while checking out a deer.

I sight mine in dead on at 100 yards and this is where the higher settings come into play. When sighting in, the scope is set at 6x. I have an Eotech on my AR and for quick shots its a no brainer. I have mine set dead on at 100 yards, however if I were going to shoot a lot beyond that, I think the Eotech starts to loose some ground.

But, that is just me. You may find out that the Eotech works for you.
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I prefer a scope on my handgun. I deer and bear hunt with an SRH in .44mag and it wears a Bushnell 2-6x scope. When hunting, the scope is set at 2x, but I like the ability to crank it up a little higher. The highest setting I've ever taken a deer was at 3x, but I have cranked it up to 4-5x while checking out a deer.

I sight mine in dead on at 100 yards and this is where the higher settings come into play. When sighting in, the scope is set at 6x. I have an Eotech on my AR and for quick shots its a no brainer. I have mine set dead on at 100 yards, however if I were going to shoot a lot beyond that, I think the Eotech starts to loose some ground.

But, that is just me. You may find out that the Eotech works for you.
I purchased a Bushnell Elite 2-6x32. That's just what I figured, 2X for hunting, and 5X-6X for reaching out and punching paper 100-200 yards.
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with the 100/200 yard paper punching then yea a scope all the way , if on the other hand your main interest was hunting them a good holosight is the way to go
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with the 100/200 yard paper punching then yea a scope all the way , if on the other hand your main interest was hunting them a good holosight is the way to go
Agreed, but the gun will see a lot more paper punching (perhaps silhouette) than hunting.
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My SRH has a Leupold fixed-power 2X. So far, so good, and I personally prefer glass over red/green-dots. But they do cost some $$. I was fortunate to get a *really* good deal on it.
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