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Handgun scope Qs

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TargetTerror, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. TargetTerror

    TargetTerror Member

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    I'm looking for a scope to put on my 686. Does anyone have any experience with the Millet Buck Silver scope?

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=396979

    My budget is limited for this purchase, so I'd like to keep things cheaper if possible, but I don't want something that will break. Will the Millet likely withstand a constant supply of 357 magnum?
     
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    The link didn't work for me, so I did a search on Midway for "Millet Buck". Just something to think about...but a variable power scope in a handgun can be VERY hard to keep steady shooting offhand.

    I would suggest using a 1x or even 0x red dot. That is what I have on my 686. I use a Tasco PDP3 red dot scope. We've used these on .22's, .223 AR's, my .357, and even a 7mm TCU contender. They will handle the recoil! I've got around 7,000 rounds through my .357 and never had any issue whatsoever.

    I don't know if you have purchased a scope mount yet, but I have the Jack Weigand mount. It is CHEAP in price and high in quality. I think I only paid like $30 for it and it fit great!
     
  4. Deer Hunter

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    Don't beleive there is such thing as a 0x red dot. A 1x is the lowest they have, which is no magnification.
     
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    Here it is. 686-5, Jack Weigand scope mount, Tasco PDP3 scope. One of my better groups was a 1" cylinder full at 25 yards OFFHAND with 148 gr HBWC .38 specials. I still have that target somewhere. Most of the time I shoot hot 180 grain Hornady XTP's, but am converting to a 180 grain WFN design. I've had zero scope shift, even shooting the heavy loads.

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    Deer Hunter,

    You are correct! There is no such thing as a 0x zoom! Must have been a brain fart.

    p.s. The Dropkick Murphys' song "Spicey McHaggis" makes me laugh everytime!
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I wound up getting the Millet 2x fixed power scope. I"ll give a report when I get it.
     
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    I think that is a much better choice! Keep us up to date!
     
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