Replaced regular scope with red dot sight on Super Blackhawk (.44 Rem Mag) - WOW.


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btefft
September 21, 2008, 09:34 PM
Replaced regular scope with red dot sight on Super Blackhawk (.44 Rem Mag) - WOW.

As my title says, I replaced the scope that was on my old SBH (7.5 inch barrel, one of the earlier new models out to replace the old model) with a Millett Red Dot scope.

What a difference! I visited my local gun shop and got on their range with my pistol bench rest. I was able to get the red dot zeroed easily, just sighted through the scope and then eye-balled it down the side of the barrel - I was able to see that the SBH was pointing low. I lowered the red dot and finally fired. I was in the black. After some more fine tuning I was hitting center circle on the black target. That was about 10 yards.

At the end of my shooting session. I sent the target away to its most distant point (I'd guess about 50 yds) and, dang, put six out of six inside the black (5.5 inch) Shoot-N-See target. Three of the bullets hit so close that a single little black circular "repair" sticker could cover all three.

I never did that good with the scope, wonder what made the difference? Anyway, I'm really amazed at how well my old SBH shoots.

Oh, yeah, I fired only reloads I'd made. Some were true Magnum rounds (240 gr Hornady HP/XTP) and then some were light loads (200g Berry) I'd made. By light, I mean mightier than 44 Special, but weaker than 44 Rem Mag. All reloads were amazingly accurate, even the Berry bullets. Those light reloads really are fun to shoot.

Hack

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