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#182283 - 08/02/17 08:08 PM Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope?
AKBman
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I am giving serious consideration to scoping two of my handguns, A SBH Bisley 480, and a FA 454, both 6" give or take. Wondering if the 2.5-8 is too much scope for these? I am looking at the Weigand mount for the Ruger, not sure which rings, and the FA mount for the 454. At 50, I find that my groups are really opening up, with the Ruger it could be due in part to the fact that I still need to send it off for some tweaking, but the FA I know is all me. I have never entertained a scope on my handguns before, 10 years ago would have scoffed at the mere idea, but now here we are.


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#182287 - 08/02/17 10:29 PM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope [Re: AKBman]
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What distances do you plan to shoot? That's the most important thing to consider when choosing a scope. If you're planning on stretching it out to 100 yards or more, you'll probably be grateful for the 8x magnification.
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#182289 - 08/02/17 10:39 PM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope [Re: Chance Weldon]
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With the 454, 200 yard shots could happen on non-living targets, the 480 might be fun to try 100, but 50-75 is more realistic given the velocities I shoot with it. Just thinking I like things to be similar between guns, I tend to put the same scopes on my rifles. Thank you for the input!

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#182291 - 08/02/17 10:46 PM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope [Re: AKBman]
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I'm partial to the 2.5-8x variable scopes, personally. A lot of versatility in a package that isn't much more bulky than a fixed 2x or 4x.
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#182296 - 08/02/17 11:18 PM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope? [Re: AKBman]
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The Weaver is a very compact scope. It might weigh a little more than a fixed power but size shouldn't be a concern.
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#182302 - 08/03/17 06:18 AM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope? [Re: s4s4u]
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I have two Weaver 2.5 x 8 scopes. One is on a CVA Optima V2 muzzle loading pistol and the other is on a Sweet 14 30 30 Contender. I really them on both guns.
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#182311 - 08/03/17 11:24 AM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope? [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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I don't own a Weaver but I have a 2X and a 2-7. If I ever purchase another fixed it will be a 4X but most likely to go variable, if not reflex/dot.

I say this to say that I don't think the variable is a bad choice on either if magnification is needed. I like a Burris FF3 on my SRH .454 very much.
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#182316 - 08/03/17 06:43 PM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope? [Re: Handgun400]
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I have the Weaver 2.5x8 on my .480, 30-06 and .41 Bisley hunter. Love the scope. I used it on my .44 Bisley hunter to shoot through a hole in brush about 50 yards in front of me to hit a buck that was 88 yards from me and drilled him. Having 8x available is quite handy. I change the scope on the .44 but probably going back with a 2.5x8 on it too.

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#182318 - 08/03/17 07:42 PM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope? [Re: reflex264]
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Very nice buck! Thank you all for the great inputs!

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#182321 - 08/03/17 10:04 PM Re: Weaver 2.5-8x28 Scope? [Re: AKBman]
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I like the Weaver 2.5-8X a great deal. Nice optics and tracks very true when sighting in. Mine is now mounted on my Encore. I will say the first one I had developed an issue ... a loose particle that floated around on the reticle ... but Weaver sent me a new scope. I'd definitely buy another ... maybe a 2X for my Super BlackHawk Hunter.

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