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Who's using which ones, on what calibers, and how are they holding up? I have 2 Bushnell Trophy's with multiple 4-reticle choice. I want to put one on a 444 Katahdin. Will it hold up? I've been shooting a Leupold/Gilmore on my competition 357 steel plate gun for over 2 years( welll ver 1500 rds) with no problems, however, it is not a .444 load. I was thinking of my 35 Remington, but no brake, for the other barrel. Recoil can be stiff too.
 

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It should hold up just fine.I had a Super-16 45-70 barrel with a Bushnell red-dot on it.That was a sweet barrel man I need another 45-70.Are you using the Katahdin as a pistol or carbine? How do you like it? Does it shoot well?
 

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I used an Accudot on a 44 SRH, and it would turn itself off after every shot. You'd have to wiggle the battery cover and it would come on again. Company said to ship it back and they'd look at it. Gave it to a buddy that put in on a 22 and it's doing fine.
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I'm shooting it mostly as a pistol, but I ordered teh butt stock too. Just to have it. It's a bit long at 18", but it is awesome. I have to chrony it to see what the gain is. What's your 14" chrony at? What loads. The setup as a real high 'cool factor' look, esp with the black Bushnell Trophy reddot on top. I'd really like to try it for Elk but I'm afraid to go into it 'cold'. I need to test it more here in Pa wet weather and snow before I chance an Elk hunt with it. The caliber has always intrigued me, I just don't have the durability confidence in the scope yet. Glad to hear from Chris and 45-70 cuz I have another Trophy I just took off my IPSC 357 (exchanged a Leupold/Gilmore) and I want to put it on teh 45-70. If this works out, it just may be the ideal set-up for a big bruisin, woods walkin thumper like these two cartridges. I have to walk it through the Oak scrub and hemlocks and see how hard it is to pick up sight pictrue. Thanks for the notes. I'll do the testing and reporting but the recoil on the 444 Katahdin is less than a 44 mag with heavy loads. I want to see what weather does to it. --open the freezer door!
 

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I've been using a Tasco Pro Point 3 on my 14" brakeless .375 Win. and have shot several hundred rounds through the gun without any damage to the red dot. I had heard, from several sources, that the red dot was not a good choice for the caliber, and that the scope would not last. It has certainly proven its toughness to me, and I'll continue to use it until I see otherwise. I love it-it's easy to use, easy to acquire the target with, and it appears to be tough enough.
 
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