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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by JohnM, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. JohnM

    JohnM Member

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    It's been years since I've bought a new scope, couple decades probably.
    And never a new one for a handgun.
    I know there are a lot of readers on this forum who try different scopes faster than I even think about another caliber to get.
    So, how are the Weavers now? They have what looks like a nice 1.5-4X for not too bad a price.
     
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    I have a few of the new weavers and I like them just fine. I would rate them close to the lower end Leupolds
     
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    Really popular question I see.
     
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    I have a newer Weaver fixed 4x on my T/C Contender in .30-30. Its been great so far with about 200rds through it.

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    At first thought a 4X seems way much on a handgun.
    But, then in 50+ years of shooting one, with only a few exceptions have always been with open sights and a 50 yard shot was pretty far.
    A 4X on my 30 Herrett 10" Contender might not be so wild after all.

    I vaguely remember shooting some XP100s when they first came out, as I recall they has some pretty serious scopes mounted.
     
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    4x isn't bad at all. I can get a clear sight picture at 25yds. If its any closer than that, I'd just throw my gun at it...lol
     
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    Four power is not as out of line as you might think. A smaller variable would be perfect.
     
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