New at pistol optics

Discussion in 'Optics / Sights / Lasers / Lights' started by Marine2541, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Marine2541

    Marine2541 Marine2541

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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.
     
  2. 66motorsport

    66motorsport New Member

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    I just purchased the exact same pistol, and have the same exact question. I hope someone with some expertise will reply!
     

  3. Marine2541

    Marine2541 Marine2541

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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.
     
  4. 66motorsport

    66motorsport New Member

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    Great comments and advice. Will check it out. Any thoughts about bushmen elite 2-6 by 32mm. 300 bucks
     
  5. Marine2541

    Marine2541 Marine2541

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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.
     
  6. 66motorsport

    66motorsport New Member

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    Great advice. Best 2x I can afford!!
     
  7. Marine2541

    Marine2541 Marine2541

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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!
     
  8. 66motorsport

    66motorsport New Member

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    Thanks I'm looking at the Leopold scope but I don't see a silver one.
    Yikes 4x48 Haa haa 400 bucks
     
  9. 66motorsport

    66motorsport New Member

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  10. hookpilot

    hookpilot New Member

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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
     
  11. buildit

    buildit Goofy Owner

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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.
     
  12. Marine2541

    Marine2541 Marine2541

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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?
     
  13. hookpilot

    hookpilot New Member

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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
     
  14. Redleg

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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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  15. 66motorsport

    66motorsport New Member

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    Very cool. Purchased a single six hunter so will hopefully get a scope that fits both