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Scope options?

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I am new to this group and I am very excited to have found it!!! I have a SRH44mag that I have been toying with the idea of putting a scope on. I was hoping get some input from some more experienced shooters. I bought my redhawk almost 4 years ago with the plan to use it for whitetail hunting. I have carried it on several hunts but have not even taken a shot at a deer with it. So what I am trying to say is I plan on using it for target as well as hunting. I am looking for a scope that will be acceptable for both. I like the thought of a red dot but have not been able to find one that magnifies. Does anyone make such a beast? What is the best scope, in your opinion, for this gun. I should note at this time I shoot factory loads, but hope to soon be loading my own.

Jason in MO
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I shoot 3 44mags. My Ruger sbh 7.5" has a Nikon 2x on it my first pistol scope not counting contenders. Taurus 8.5 m44 with a Tasco Pro point, and a Ruger rh 5.5 target iron sites. For +50yrs old its hard to line up the front and the rear sites and put them on the target and stay in focus. So I have to use a one point aim system. Hard to believe isn't it.
The red dot works great, how ever you would wonder about the batteries as you sit in your stand with the system on, and do you have the dot set to enough pwr to id the target quickly? It does shoot great at the range, 100 yds performed better than the sbh. A 100 yd shot is most likely one that is done down at the bar with a few. Our deer hunting is around 50 yds and I would say the 2x with a bigger field of view is where its at.
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