I have a Ruger Bisley 45 Colt. I mounted a Bausch & Lomb Elite 3000 2x pistol scope on it to aid in load development because I am fairly new to shooting open sighted handguns and wanted to first get an accurate load worked up before trying to figure out how to use open sights. Anyway I have a couple questions about this scope. First of all it sure does not seem to offer any magnification to speak of. Do any of you know what the actual magnification is? I was assuming that it would be 2x. Second question has to do with parallax. Being a long eye relief scope I find it is more difficult to ensure that the reticle is centered in the field of view. I do not know at what range this scope is supposed to be parallax free and wonder how much it would affect accuracy if the reticle is not centered in the field of view at the various ranges other than the parallax free range. I shoot at 100 yards occasionally but mostly at 25-30 yards. Also, unrelated to the scope but another question I have, is what is the best method of sandbag use or rest for accuracy testing from the bench with a revolver? Should I rest the barrel on the front sandbag or try to just rest the front of the frame/trigger guard area? Should I rest the butt of the gun on a rear bag or just my forearm? Thanks for the help, Brian.