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I am curently still waiting for my licens to come in the mail but i have decided on a 7 1/2 FA in 454 as soon as I get it. I was hopeing someone could help me out with a scope. make,modle, power. I am leaning in the direction of a 2x6, on the occasion I might take a long shot(100/150 yards) the 6 might help me out. I appreciate any and all opinions.
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Mike,

Where do you live that you must have a license to purchase a handgun?  Just curious.

As to the scope, I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 2-6X pistol scope on my 10" FA .454 Casull.  It has good optics and eye relief.  I'd recommend you look at one of those.  A friend of mine has one on an Encore in .416 Taylor, so I know it will stand up to the recoil.



(Edited by MS Hitman at 10:23 am on Oct. 25, 2001)
 

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LONG ISLAND NEW YORK.
I CANT EVEN HOLD ONE OVER THE COUNTER UNTILL I HAVE MY LICENCE. I HAVE BEEN WAITING 3 MONTHS NOW .I'M TOLD IT SHOULDNT BE MUCH LONGER. IM JUST GLAD I APPLIED BEFORE THE SEP 11 NIGHTMARE. I HERD THEY (PD) ARE REALLY BACKED UP ON BACK GROUND CHECKS.

WERE ARE YOU FROM I DIDNT KNOW THEIR WAS PLACES YOU DIDNT NEED A LICENCE.

THANKS FOR THE INFO
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Mike,
I feel sorry for all American's that have lost so many of the liberties that were given to us by the constitution. Here in Washington state we can carry concealed(and I never leave home with out a handgun). The permit is 60.00 for 5 years.
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And it's bad enough we have to have a permit to carry.  I often wonder what part of "shall not be infringed" the powers that be have trouble with.  

I live in Mississippi.  I do not have to obtain a license in order to purchase, much less, handle a handgun.  I do not have to go through the NCIC either, because I have my "Good Boy card" (CCW permit).  I would carry regardless of whether I had one though.  

It is far better to be tried by twelve than carried by six.
 

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I have had my FA 454 for about 5 years now.  Mine is a 10" and I scoped mine first with a TSOB 4 ring mount and a Burris 1.5-4 x scope, thinking foolishly that I wanted a variable.  Fifteen shots told me the Burris cannot take the punishment of 355 gr. bullets at 1700 fps.  The scope literally disintigrated.  I then went with a Leupold 2x and it has been there for many hundreds of rounds since.  Even the powerful 454 is a 150 yard gun tops, and 2x is plenty of power.  As power goes up, FOV goes down dramatically in handgun scopes.  To get the long eye relief, you have to give up something so FOV is it.  I had a 2.5-8x Leupold on a TC 45-70 for many years, and it was way too much scope and was never turned up past 2.5x except at the bench.  After over a thousand rounds of 45-70 that scope was retired to a more suitable 309 JDJ and the 45-70 now wears a 2X Leupold also.  Out to 200 yards, 2x has been plenty, and since I have yet to take an animal past 50 yards, and many at only 50 feet, the extra FOV of a 2x scope has proven to be a God-send more than once.
 

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Agree that 2 - 2.5x is plenty of power to 150+ yards.  I have a 2.5x8 Leupold on my .30-06 rifle, and carry it on 2.5x when hunting.  Can't think of a single shot I've taken when 2.5x would have failed me - this with a rifle.

Stick with a fixed power scope - they weigh less so are less likely to break or slip in the rings.
 

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I have a Burris 2X that has been on a FA .454, several .44's, a 10mm wheelgun, and a .22 Mag Contender. It has never shifted point of impact, and has never been returned for service! Ya might say it's been my workhorse scope........

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(Edited by Mr 610 at 2:12 am on Jan. 13, 2002)
 

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This thread is the first bad thing I have heard about a Burris handgun scope. It seems to be the handgun standard according to most folks that use them. Of coarse a lemon can show up anytime and more and more it seems these days.

In South Carolina you do not have a handgun Licience. We have a conceled carry permit but so many restrictions apply that you break the law most anyplace you go so if you try to abide by the law you would have to plan your day around where you could have your gun. Heaven forbid you even have it locked in the glove compartment as the law requires for people without a CCP, if you go to pick your kids up at school.

Don't have mine yet and I don't see where I need it. I think if I was going to carry, maybe I would just carry. I'm going to be in violation most of the time without knowing it anyway.
 

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Once upon a time in my misspent younger days I worked in the Quality Control department of a maker of in-line muzzleloaders.  Most of my time at that position was spent testing incoming lots of barrels for accuracy (with full power loads of course).  Along the way we learned that many scopes simply won't take a steady diet (hundreds of shots per week) of that kind of abuse.  Some of the cheapies would come apart, even the vaunted Leopolds would develop problems with the reticle tube spring which would cause POI to shift all over the place.  The only scope that would hold up was the Burris Posi-Lock.  The only thing that would hurt it was carelessness with the screwdriver when turning the Posi-lock screw.  Needless to say, that experience made a Burris customer out of me!
I have a 2x PL on my .44 and a Speed Dot 35mm dot site on my Taurus RB .454 (which started out on my Guide Gun 45/70, talk about going from the frying pan to the fire); both have held up quite well.
Good shooting
Mark
 
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