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need your help selecting a pistol scope

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Harvey, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Harvey

    Harvey Well-Known Member

    I recently purchased a Weatherby CFP (Compact Firing Platform, similar to the Remington XP100) chambered in .243 Winchester. I need your help in selecting an appropriate scope for 100+ yd. plinking, hunting and SHTF defense.

    What is an appropriate magnification? Is a long eye relief scope necessary?

    Thanks. Any other advice regarding these goofy guns is appreciated.
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Thompson Center has outstanding Scopes they sell for their Encore and G2 Contender "pistols." Take a look at the top 3 on the page. I think for 100 yards I would buy the 2.5X-7X scope but you might like the 1.25X-4X or 3X-9X better.
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    I use 2X on most of my Contender barrels. The one exception is on a barrel that I shoot out to 200-225 yds. I then have a 2x7. To me it takes a really solid (extemely rare) field rest to use the higher powers.
  4. tkopp

    tkopp Well-Known Member

    I use a Leupold m8 2x on my Ruger MKII, and it's plenty for 100y. Out to 200y I could see going 4x, but I don't know if I'd go any higher on a pistol.

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