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#182382 - 08/06/17 11:53 AM Cheap Scopes
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Is there a scope out there that will take the recoil of a .44mag for $150 or less.
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#182384 - 08/06/17 12:05 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: longhunter]
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Burris 2x is as cheap as I'll go on a .44 revolver.

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#182386 - 08/06/17 12:17 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: Craig44]
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I've been running a few Simmons 4x handgun scopes on a few handguns from .357 Mag, to .44 Mag, on up to .35 Remington.

It is what it is for the money. So far, they've worked.
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#182388 - 08/06/17 12:41 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: Zee]
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I had a Simmons 4x on my Redhawk but it would not stay zeroed but they do fine on the GP-100.
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#182391 - 08/06/17 02:06 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: longhunter]
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You can often find used Leupold 2X scopes for around that price. I've bought many used Leupolds and they have worked well. Leupold will stand behind them too. "Cheap scopes" make me nervous. When I'm hunting I don't want to carry anything I don't have confidence in.
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#182398 - 08/06/17 04:01 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: pab1]
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I've got a Bushnell Trophy Handgun 2-6x32 on a 7mm-08 that has held up very well. I can't compare the recoil of the two but I'll say that the 7-08 is a snappy shooter.

**Note: just looked this up at $179 on Amazon
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#182519 - 08/11/17 09:59 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: pab1]
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 Originally Posted By: pab1
You can often find used Leupold 2X scopes for around that price. I've bought many used Leupolds and they have worked well. Leupold will stand behind them too. "Cheap scopes" make me nervous. When I'm hunting I don't want to carry anything I don't have confidence in.


Do this! you will be a lot better off.

watch for factory seconds and "blemished" sales too, and you will still be much better off than a cheap optic... handguns are just too hard on them to rely on the cheap stuff imho
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#182520 - 08/11/17 10:00 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: pab1]
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 Originally Posted By: pab1
When I'm hunting I don't want to carry anything I don't have confidence in.


Couldn't agree more... after all, we only have so many hunting seasons in a lifetime!
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#182558 - 08/13/17 08:39 PM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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I bought a Nikon Force EER 2x20 for $167 from Amazon... it's very nice!
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#182568 - 08/14/17 08:23 AM Re: Cheap Scopes [Re: Ruger Rebel]
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Used Leupold 2x would be hard to beat. I have one on a hard kicker that has never missed a beat in probably 20000 shots.
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