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Posted: 2/26/2001 5:48:30 PM EDT
Does anyone out there have any advice on scoping a .454? I just got a Ruger .454 and want to scope it. Since the ammo is so damn expensive ($9 for a full cylinder) I want to make ever shot count.  I was thinking about getting a Leupold/Gilmore red dot but I don't know if it can handle the abuse.
Link Posted: 2/26/2001 6:22:22 PM EDT
What about using a Leupold 2X handgun scope? I dont have any personal expirence with a setup like yours however; sounds like it could be nice.  If you really want a red dot, I would just e-mail Leupold from their web site and ask them about it.  
Link Posted: 2/26/2001 8:03:38 PM EDT
I'm putting a scope on a S&W 629, I'm gonna go with the leupold 2X.  Can't beat the Leupold!
Link Posted: 2/26/2001 8:07:05 PM EDT
I have a SuperRedhawk .44mag with a Leupold 2x.  I load up pretty hot loads and the scope is still in tact.
Link Posted: 2/26/2001 8:44:46 PM EDT
i have a superredhawk 454 with a leuplod 2X.  its perfect.  buy one--  reasonably priced also for a leupold.  i pull it off to pack around in the wood then put the rings back on and it goes back to zero.
Link Posted: 2/27/2001 7:19:23 AM EDT
I'm with everyone on this one, leupold 2X EER is the only way to go. My son has one on his FA454 with no problems at all. I would also recommend that you send the gun to magnaport and have it ported, makes big difference. Ammo shouldn't be that expensive usually sells for less that $20 box. You can also shoot 45LC but only use jacketed bullets, and make sure you clean the cylinder before using any 454's.
Have fun! RON
Link Posted: 2/27/2001 2:34:02 PM EDT
I have a ruger super redhawk .44 mag with a bushnell 2X scope and honestly I shoot better without the scope.  I just seem to be able to hold the gun more steady with out the extra weight.  I haven't shot it alot though so maybe I'd improve with a little more practice.
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