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but did not like it. I bought a 10" 22lr barrel and put a rifle scope on it. Just cannot get comfortable with that short eye relief. I know a lot of others like the setup but I am going to buy me a pistol scope.

Different stroke for different folks, thats what makes the world go round. :grin: I must say though, I did have fun with the experiment.
 

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hmmm? what didn't you like about it? i kinnda like it on my .223 14" barrel. i find it pretty comfortable to shoot while sitting on the ground and resting the gun on crossed shooting stix. time will tell if i stick with the setup for coyotes.
yep, each person has to decide what they like for themselves. it sure is nice to pool all our ideas though. gives us plenty of options to work with. :D
 

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You have to throw conventional pistol shooting out the window with a rifle scope setup. I hear where you're coming from though - if I didn't have an extra rifle scope around to try, I would have went the pistol scope route on my .22 Match. However, after shooting the Simmons 3-9x a few times, I opted to keep it on............just so I don't try the same hold on the Herret!! :eek:
 

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I have a 3x9x40 swift scope on my 14in .223 barrel and love it.I have about 6inches eye relief with all the edges clear.It works perfect with the type coyote hunting i do.With the pistol scope I had to hold it out just right are move my shooting sticks around causing more movment.The good thing about you'r situation is after you buy a pistol scope for the pistol you will need to buy a carbine barrel for the extra scope.After changing to the rifle scope i could'nt let that pistol scope set around by it's self.
 

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Problem is I really screwed up and used a scope off one of my other rifles. You are right though, I should have bought a new scope so I would have a reason to get a new rifle.
 

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Have you considered a shotgun scope? Eye relief is between the handgun and rifle scopes. The only issue would be power limitation but with a 22 that is probably not a big issue.
 

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Tried the taco hold, shooting off bags, resting the side of the gun on a tree, one hand on the forearm. Just never got comfortable with the gun that close. The other thing is I plan to hunt squirrels with this barrel. I will not be wearing earplugs when hunting. That thing is loud with the muzzle that close to the face.

Ordered a scope yesterday. I did have the gun shooting 3 shots touching at 50 yards with the rifle scope. Maybe I will not be able to shoot as good with the pistol scope, will need to put the riflescope back on and then get another pistol barrel (45-70) for the new scope. Now thats a plan.

About the suggestion on the Shotgun Scope, I think that would be a better setup. I just do not happen to have one on hand and if I ordered one and did not like it I would have to sell it at a lose since I would have no other use for it.

After shooting this pistol like this, I have another opinion in my mind. When you do get in a postion to shoot with a rest under the forearm the gun is very stable, basically like a short rifle. Whenever I shoot, if using bags I only rest the front of the gun since I want at least some operator involvement other than squezzing the trigger. This sucker was more like shooting a rifle than a pistol. I am going for the pistol feel and will get the rifles out if I want that feel. Now mind you this is just personal preference and I am not trying to imply anything about anyone that uses this setup. It all goes back to different strokes for different folks.
 
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