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#200785 - 07/27/19 01:05 PM buy your scope now
jamesfromjersey Moderator
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I was reading this post on another site about Bushnell handgun scopes: "I sent the scope in to Bushnell with the required $10 for return shipping, got the scope back today with a letter saying that while my scope is under warranty they NO longer make or repair pistol scopes and they returned the $10 check uncashed .Letter said to call them to see what could be done.
I called and was told the pistol scope market was ZERO so they no longer make them".... I was also told that Leupold discontinnued their 2X model.... Hang on to your handgun scopes
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#200788 - 07/27/19 01:59 PM Re: buy your scope now [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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You can see how big of splash we handgun hunters make in the market place. Bushnell's Elite 2-6x was a great scope for handguns. Ditto on the 2x Leupold. Both are no longer manufactured. Good advice James -- hang on to your handgun scopes.

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#200803 - 07/27/19 08:34 PM Re: buy your scope now [Re: Mark Hampton]
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See my Weaver/Bushnell thread. I had the exact same experience and am still awaiting the red dot I chose for replacement. I?ve been thinking I should order a Nikon or Burris 2X soon.

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#200804 - 07/27/19 09:29 PM Re: buy your scope now [Re: PsTaN]
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Burris is still makin?em, 2x, 2-7x, 4-12x. I know the reps and factory engineers, no mention of stopping.

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#200806 - 07/27/19 10:00 PM Re: buy your scope now [Re: Bigbrowndog]
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Right now, I think Burris, Nikon, and Leupold are the only big manufacturers making variable handgun scopes. The troubling news is that the Bushnell rep said that the handgun hunting market is dead (pistol scope market), me personally, I have no use for a red dot scope unless it has magnification (I will hope that one will be offered) Unfortunately, the same thing is happening with handgun bullets (fewer choices) I think we be in a much better place if everyone who had a hunting handgun, actually hunted with it....increase the demand....the market is not in Large, Dangerous game, but with the everyday guy and gal that deer hunts...that's the market that may actually popularize the sport we love.
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#200808 - 07/27/19 10:37 PM Re: buy your scope now [Re: Franchise]
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I work in this industry, and I?m not ready to sound the death knell. It may appear or feel like we as handgun hunters are being ignored, but I don?t see it that way. Manufacturers regularly add and drop products from their product lines. If they drop something that doesn?t mean our little corner of the hunting world is dead. It also doesn?t mean products won?t be added back to their lines either. As far as handgun bullets are concerned, I don?t think it?s ever been better for us. I have met with nothing but enthusiasm for what I do in the industry. We?re never going to be a big group, but we still draw interest. I choose to remain optimistic.
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#200810 - 07/27/19 10:40 PM Re: buy your scope now [Re: Whitworth]
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Red dot magnifiers are available but at an insane price.
https://www.midwayusa.com/s?userSearchQuery=red+dot+magnifier&userItemsPerPage=48

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#200815 - 07/28/19 06:58 AM Re: buy your scope now [Re: Teep]
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l own a couple red dots... Unfortunately none of them seem to have

glass with the clarity or brightness of a quality handgun scope

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#200818 - 07/28/19 10:00 AM Re: buy your scope now [Re: sw282]
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 Originally Posted By: sw282
l own a couple red dots... Unfortunately none of them seem to have

glass with the clarity or brightness of a quality handgun scope


This.

I run a bunch of red dots up to top of the line Aimpoint and EoTech. Glass can?t compare to a good scope.

But, they serve a different purpose, I guess.
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#200820 - 07/28/19 11:16 AM Re: buy your scope now [Re: Zee]
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I agree with Whit! I've been around a few years and see this before. When this super long range rifle craze runs its course they will be glad to sell a pistol scope. It seems right now everyone and his brother wants to be a sniper! Plus, they are catering to the black gun crowd and bringing out new scopes for them everyday. It'll pass don't worry.

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