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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

how the hell do you see a critter that small from that far away and plunk it in the damn melon??

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Same way you do when you are shooting a rifle, quality, high magnification optics.
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I just keep trying till I finally hit somethingBig Grin
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Here, here!! Or until your spotter tells u u got it, little big brother--dontchya' know. I spotted for him when he got the 1590 yd. PD through a set of Big Eyes. Took 9 shots from a 6-284 XP/115 DTAC. Could see the vapor trail with every shot. Was pretty impressive when he got it. Fortunately the dog was a ways away from his mound and his entrails got stuck on a cactus. He flipped around for awhile and died. Man it was great!!
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There is one other option for your buddy. Gene Davis power boosters have been developed for the Burris 3-12x, that can get as much as 14.5-17x out of it, depending on several factors. They also cut eye relief in half which is way better than the too long eye relief of the 3-12x @ 12x.
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Thats one hell of a shot 1590 yds,congrats.
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Ernie, if you don't stop posting pictures of those cool looking handguns, I am going to stop by for a visit! 

Those just look fascinating!

I sold my 6.5Grendel AR upper, but I have a bunch of ammo, dies and components.  I think I'll make put a 6.5Grendel handgun on my list of projects.

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This makes me want another Bullberry Encore Pistol barrel  HMMMMM   7mm08 possibly or 6.5x284 but  a .308 probably makes more sense for me. 
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Ilya--u really should get into these rigs some. Be interesting to read/hear about your research with optics on these handguns.

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Originally posted by sscoyote sscoyote wrote:

Ilya--u really should get into these rigs some. Be interesting to read/hear about your research with optics on these handguns.



What I should do is try to talk some scope maker into making a high magnification rifle scope with a lot of eye relief.

Interestingly, at SHOT, I saw a prototype scope that was 3.5-24x50 and seemed to have at least 6 inches of eye relief.  Perhaps, I should ask that company if they plan to make that model.

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That would be AWWEEESSSOOMMMEEE!! Please, please let us know--this is one of those niche markets that doesn't get any attention.
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I spent time with with two companies that was considering it-One spent about 40 minutes asking what I would want, but I have not seen any forward movement on it yet.  Like Steve said, small niche market
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

NICE set up. Post pictures of your other handguns! what loads are you using in this one??
Nice job there friend.
 
I'm at the lower end of things, I'm using a Burris 3-12x32mm ballistic plex with E/dot on my marlin papoose 70PSS as a scout scope.
I have fitted the scope mount directly to the barrel by means of two machined 60deg dovetails.
 
I thought that this was the most powerful handgun scope that one could obtain until i read your post..
 
What sort of eye relief are you getting with these professional altered scope?
 
Also do you think that such a modified scope could be successfully used as a scout scope in your opinion.
 
best regards Ivan from Ireland..
 
PS My little marlin has a fold able butler creek stock fitted to a ramlin model 60 non-folding stock with some modification to get it all to work but it folds down into a little day bag and no body knows what I'm at-- cool gun for bunny bashing and i love it but your custom scopes have me intrigued
 
 
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Originally posted by Ernie Bishop Ernie Bishop wrote:

Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

Was asked what I knew about long eye relief scopes for a "handgun" it is a 12" 1:6 twist 22-250 ACK IMP that shoots 100gr and 110gr out to 1000yrds, he has a 40 MOA base... He is looking for a scope that is better than the BURRIS Signature 7x he would like to have 10-16x if possible or would like to know ho to get a "regular" riflescope to work but doesn't want to put his head 3-4 inches from...  He also wants something with a good FOV...



Your friend has several options:
#1 Purchase a Leupold 24x or 36x (preferably the BR "D") and then send it to  Waly Seibert, and he will convert it to a LER handgun scope.  I have one of the 36x's and it converts to about 20x.  I have made LR connections out to 1800 on a prairie dog on a 6.5-284 XP-100.
I have moved to rifle scopes on almost all of my single-shot specialty handguns, and have the 20x Leupold/Seibert scope for sale.

#2 Learn how to use a riflescope on a specialty handgun.  I use 5-20, 6.5-20, 8.5-25, and 8-32 power riflescopes on my specialty pistols chambered all the way up to a 338 Lapua Improved center-grip XP-100.


Here is some info on using riflescopes on SP's:
http://www.handgunhunt.com/promo/membership/features/readNewArticle.php?oid=12&title=Rifle%20Scopes%20On%20Specialty%20Handguns
Sorry about this but my last post was directed at this chap-- only a new user --sorry
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The Siebert conversions are highly critical in the eye relief/FOV arena.
I would need to check the eye relief to give you exact numbers.
I would not recommend them for a scout scope use.
Ernie


Originally posted by ivanthehunter ivanthehunter wrote:

Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

NICE set up. Post pictures of your other handguns! what loads are you using in this one??
 
What sort of eye relief are you getting with these professional altered scope?
 
Also do you think that such a modified scope could be successfully used as a scout scope in your opinion.
 
best regards Ivan from Ireland..
 
PS My little marlin has a fold able butler creek stock fitted to a ramlin model 60 non-folding stock with some modification to get it all to work but it folds down into a little day bag and no body knows what I'm at-- cool gun for bunny bashing and i love it but your custom scopes have me intrigued
 
 
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Originally posted by Ernie Bishop Ernie Bishop wrote:

The Siebert conversions are highly critical in the eye relief/FOV arena.
I would need to check the eye relief to give you exact numbers.
I would not recommend them for a scout scope use.
Ernie


Originally posted by ivanthehunter ivanthehunter wrote:

[QUOTE=Dale Clifford]NICE set up. Post pictures of your other handguns! what loads are you using in this one??
 
What sort of eye relief are you getting with these professional altered scope?
 
Also do you think that such a modified scope could be successfully used as a scout scope in your opinion.
 
best regards Ivan from Ireland..
 
PS My little marlin has a fold able butler creek stock fitted to a ramlin model 60 non-folding stock with some modification to get it all to work but it folds down into a little day bag and no body knows what I'm at-- cool gun for bunny bashing and i love it but your custom scopes have me intrigued
 
 
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What sort of sight picture are you getting from the modified rifle scopes at the reduced magnification??
And did you get a chance to measure the increase in ER- i know that this is not straight forward but you might be able to comment on what your opinions are about the increases in terms of inches??
 
PS you said earlier that you were selling one of the modified Leupold scope! Is it sold yet??
 ye could email me if its still around. ivanthehunter at hotmail.com ..
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