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Hello Handiholics! I recently acquired a AAC 300 Blackout, and I am curious of scope suggestions for this rig. I currently mounted a Bushnell 1x28 red dot on it. (THANKS NECKISRED) I have never had or used a red dot.

I know plenty of you guys have them. I have a plethora of scopes. I have a 4x32 Simmons, a 3x9x40, a 4x16x40AO to choose from. Thanks for the help.

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Personally Id go with the 4x32 Simmons

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Personally Id go with the 4x32 Simmons
Thanks for the suggestion.

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To me it would depend on what you are going to use it for, and what kind of distances you expect. Out here where I'm at a 3x9 is almost minimum for deer, and if your going to shoot prairie dogs I start at 4x16
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The Simmons 4x32 would likely be my choice, you may even be able to mount it real low forward of the hammer.

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To me it would depend on what you are going to use it for, and what kind of distances you expect. Out here where I'm at a 3x9 is almost minimum for deer, and if your going to shoot prairie dogs I start at 4x16
I've always been a 3x9 minimum guy, but deer shots at 100 is getting tough in this area. But I want this for deer, targets and varmints. 150 probably max distance.

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The Simmons 4x32 would likely be my choice, you may even be able to mount it real low forward of the hammer.



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That's a great idea Tim! Beautiful rifle by the way!

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I am with sandhillbilly, key is use and distance.


50 yards and closer that Red Dot is hard to beat.


Out to 100 the 4x32 Simmons will work fine.


For general use at a variety of ranges the 3x9 variable is ideal.


For target work the 4x16x40 would be my choice.


I lean a lot towards the Red Dots with my old eyes.
Quickest of all to get on target, largest field of view of them all. Shooting with a Red Dot quickly becomes instinctive.
When the dot is on the right spot the trigger gets pulled and the bullet hits very close to where the dot was.


I had a chance to put a pair of handi rifles in .44mag to the test. One had a truglow 2x Red Dot. Yhe other 1.5x5 variable.
From 25 to 75 yards it was an even race, both were stacking them in nice tight clusters.


But at 100 the scope pulled into the lead. Its groups were a half smaller.

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Out to 125ish yards, Leupold 1.5X4 (VX1 or VX2) with Burris Signature Medium mounts. Out to 175ish yards, Leupold 1.5X5 (3i) with Burris Signature Medium mounts. Past 175 yards, Leupold 3X9 (VX1 or VX2) or Weaver 3x10 or 6.5X20 (40/44 Series) with Burris Signature Medium mounts. These scopes will clear the hammer with Burris Signature Medium mounts. If you like the red dot, but want a little bit of magnification, the 1.5X4 is short and has a 20mm objective. PM me is you want picks of one of the above scopes mounted on a Handi.

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id say a 1x4 or 2x7 would be about ideal. plenty of magnification for a bo and still a compact size and lower power for close up work where it will probably actually be used. Ive got 4 bo rifles 3 ars and one bolt. The bolt has a 2x7 Nikon BO specific scope. The 16 inch ar15 has a 1x4 trigicon acupoint, the 8.5 in ar pistol which is my deer season gun has a 332 3x burris prism sight. The 7 inch bo pistol has a red dot. If I was going to do it again id skip the 332 burris and go with another lit reticle 1x4 scope.

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