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Posted: 9/1/2003 11:05:02 AM EDT
Any recommendations on a red dot sight that will fit the factory rings of a Ruger Super Redhawk and survive the recoil of the .454?
Link Posted: 9/3/2003 7:03:41 AM EDT
Jaybo,
When I first bought my Ruger Super Redhawk .480, I had a problem finding any Red Dot's that would allow mounting one between the Ruger Rings, whether 30mm or 1 inch. One gunsmith said, it could be done if I milled the rings a little on the inner sides for mounting the scope, but that didn't seem a wise way to go, so I ended up using a Simmons 4x32 instead. Make sure whatever scope you get will handle the recoil...cheap glass won't last long on the .454 or .480. Good luck! If someone has mounted the red dot, let us know, please.
RugerCal480 (Mike)
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 7:17:21 AM EDT
Thanks, Mike. I may try a scope, if a red dot isn't available...
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 12:29:49 PM EDT
Email Ruger for their advice. They have always been very accesible and responsive to me.
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 3:25:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2003 3:26:37 PM EDT by Slacker]
While not a Ruger, I use an Aimpoint 5000 on my Anaconda. It has held up just fine to (honestly) 2-3 thousand rounds, about 50/50 44 SPL and 44 Mag.
I used to shoot pin matches with it regularly so it saw alot of use.
The rings are B-square 30mm.
Be sure to torque the ring caps down well or the scope will move under recoil.
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 10:34:18 AM EDT
Slacker & Jaybo,
The Ruger Rings (30mm and 1 inch) while not working with the Ruger Ring mounts and Red Dots that I tried, can be substitued for if you replace the Ruger Sights (front and rear) with a rail and use other mounts. That is what I did on my Ruger GP-100. The red dot has the advantage of quick fixing the target at 30 yds, but the scopes 2x20 or 4x30 or thereabouts, can be better applied at 50 and 100 yds. At least, that is what works for me. The Aimpoint 5000 is a fine scope and if it holds up with the Anaconda, you've got a fine weapon.
Ruger (Mike)
http://www.geocities.com/rugercal480
Link Posted: 9/20/2003 6:05:10 AM EDT
Thanks for the tips, y'all. Got some ideas to try...
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