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Will this scope hold up?

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Topic: Will this scope hold up?
Posted By: Labman2000
Subject: Will this scope hold up?
Date Posted: July/05/2013 at 17:37
Hello all, new here.. I have a ruger redhawk .44 mag with 7.5" barrel and am trying to scope it preferably with a quality used scope...to save a little $. I dont shoot alot, but want it scoped. I have the chance to purchase a Thompson center arms 3RP fixed 3x20 scope. The power seems fine for all the uses need. My question is, Does anyone have any knowledge of this scope and its quality. I cannot find much info online about this scope....is it a quality scope? Will it hold up to the .44. Mag? Any help will be apreciated.



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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: July/05/2013 at 18:00
Welcome to OT.

1) You didn't tell us what your "uses" are,
2) what is your MAX budget?
3) what are you paying for the Thompson 3RP?

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Posted By: Labman2000
Date Posted: July/05/2013 at 18:11
My main uses are backyard target. Possibly deer hunting, and pig hunting from a box stand.
My budget, was wanting to stay around $300 if having to buy new, but to for as little use as this will get. This scope i am looking at is in like new condition, from a very good friend. For $20.00 i have already bought the scope due to price, but dont want to waste my time putting it on the .44 if it dont stand a chance of being able to stay on it for years to come.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: July/05/2013 at 18:41
Yes, welcome.

May I ask how far you anticipate shooting a deer from a stand?
I've never hunted with a handgun before. If the distance isn't too far, would you consider a red dot sight?

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Posted By: Labman2000
Date Posted: July/05/2013 at 18:45
Possibly 30-40 yards at deer and or pigs... Im wondering about the quality of the scope i may mount... The thompson center arms scope and its durabilty, to hold up to a .44 mag. Does anyone have any experience with them?



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