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need your help selecting a pistol scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Harvey, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Harvey

    Harvey New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Treasure Island, Florida
    I posted this in the handgun forum, but think that the long-gunners might be of help just as well. Maybe better.

    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 magnification is appropriate? Is a long eye relief scope a given?

    Thanks. Any other suggestions regarding this goofy gun is appreciated.
  2. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Senior Elder

    Sep 8, 2005
    Long eye relief is definitely necessary.

    I shoot pistol matches with a Leupold 2x scope. I'd say that there's a balance to be struck between magnifying your target, and magnifying the movement of the pistol. If you're shooting offhand or semi-offhand, I'd go towards the lower end like my scope. If you plan to shoot from a solid rest, I'd consider going higher, since .243 is potentially a fairly long-range round.

    It also depends on what your targets will be.:)
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010

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