Looking for advice on which scopes can handle the 454. I have the Ruger w/ 9.5" barrel. The $40 scope from BSA looks awfully tempting, but I have a feeling that it won't last through the first six rounds. Anyone have experience with this? Thanks.
I did a product test of the FA83 in .454 Casull and the Taurus RB in .454 Casull. For these test the FA83 wore a B&L 3000 2-6 and the RB a Bushnell Elite 3200 2-6. Identical scopes just before and after the name change. Both held up just fine thru over 1000 rounds on each gun.
I had a BSA on a Encore Muzzleloader Rifle. It lasted exactly five shots and that recoil is a lot less than a 454 Handgun. On my handguns I have had good luck with Leopold, Burris, Nikon and Bushnell.
I know it is hard to spend the money but there are more advantages than just the scope holding up. Check out the brightness difference and how much easier it is to aim without the scope blacking out with the better scopes.
I would definately say that you gat what you pay for its hard to tell anyone what he or she should buy evryone has their own tastes and likes, but as one poster to another i would encourage you to spend a litt;e more and get somthing with a good warentee just encase something goes to the birds.
I agree with ya 100% Kevin. I learned a while back with scopes that the cheaps might work, but they are not near the quality. I never really realized it until I put a couple quality ones on some guns and when you go back and forth between the ones of different quality on the same day when deer hunting the difference is really noticable.
My thing with a red dot is that I have never been able to convince myself that I would like one but keep wanting to try one. Since money is kind of tight right now, I would like a cheap one just to see if I liked it before investing some big bucks. But, I am afraid that it would not hold up on a fairly hard kicker.
I will either can the idea for a while or will buy a cheap one from Wally World to try so that I can easily return it if it self destructs.
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