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I just purchased a Mark III stainless Hunter for fun at the range. I wonder what optic Would be appropriate for a $600.00 gun? I have an Aimpoint patrol Officer red dot that I change back and forth on my AR15 or HOme defense shotgun. I would like to shoot out to 50 yards with the Hunter. What optic in the $300 range would be a good choice? I'm considering a Lucid HD7 Gen III with the screw in 2x magnifier. They worked well on my AR And shotgun, but I never saw one on a pistol.
 

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66motorSport:

I think the "generally accepted idea" is to NOT skimp on optics. When you think about it, it makes sense. If you buy a $100.00 optic for a $600 gun it's like wearing sneakers with a tuxedo. You will end up buying a more expensive opic later and the money spent could have been applied toward a better shooting experience all along. Go with the $409.00 Aimpoint or more. You will never be disappointed with good, clear optics.
 

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My "rubric" (retired teacher term there. Are you impressed?) is whether the dot is 2 moa. Is that the correct term. Some dots are 3 or more. Again, the "wisdom" is that anything above a 2x is useless on a pistol. Buy a 2x Quality scope. That should be all you need. That's what I am considering.
 

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fantastic deal

Hey! 66motorsport! Ebay has a 2x Leopold FX-Ii used silver pistol scope for sale: $185.00, I wanted to cancel a new one I bought for $372, but couldn't! I'd jump this! For $200.00, you still need weaver rings, you could be set!
 

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I just got a Nikon Force XR 2X20 EER scope for my Ruger Mark III Competition model. Having trouble with the eye relief. Maybe I will get used to it. I have it pushed back as far as possible on the rings. Taking it to the range tomorrow. Maybe one of the old pros can help me. ImageUploadedByRuger Forum1394250683.355043.jpg ImageUploadedByRuger Forum1394250712.453155.jpg
 

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Trouble with Magnification on a pistol is getting the right eye relief. I would rather use a red dot that offers a finer light point than to try and get the pistol the right distance from my face so I can see thru the scope.
 

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Nice!

I also changed the grips on my Hunter to the rubber finger groved. Not as pretty but the pistol feels better. I havent mounted my Luepold FX-II 2x/20 because I just bought leupold quick release rings off Ebay. I also picked up an after market turret with a level in it to replace the factory top turret. I've competed in archery for years and learned how important being level can be. Cant can't help accuracy! :)

My final upgrade is a volquartsec accuracy kit that improves trigger slop and pull to a crisp 2.5 lbs. The stainless kit cost $138.00 shipped. There are videos on you tupe showing how to put it in youself. I can't see dropping another $75.00 for a gun smith to do it so I'm trying it myself. if I get stuck I,ll put it all in a box and send it to Terry G at Impact guns. IMG_0178.JPG

one thing else. How do you post a picture on this site?
 

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Took my new Mark III Competition to the range today with the. Nikon 2x20 EER scope on it. Had trouble getting used to scope. Got it zeroed on a bag and I must say it is impressive at 25 yards. Free handed was not as good, but that will improve with practice. Changed the scope rings when I got home to reduce the eye relief which I was not happy with. Used some rings that came with aNikon P223 scope I bought last year. I will let you know how it works out. ImageUploadedByRuger Forum1394333563.188197.jpg ImageUploadedByRuger Forum1394333585.084429.jpg
 

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I went with the Aimpoint H-1 for my Mark III pistol. A little pricy, but the best red dot sight and small:

 
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