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What magnification would you recommend for a pistol in .308 Winchester with a 15" barrel?

All shots will be between 50-150 yards.
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I just sold my encore .308 pistol. I tried 2 scopes on it ........a bushnell 3200 2-6x32 and a leupold vxiii 2.5-8x32 !

The extended eye relief on pistol scopes makes them seem like they are a higher magnification IMo..............the FOV is much more limited than a regular rifle scope. If I were doing it all over again I would get the Leupold 2.5-8x32 again.............but I would not pass up a Leupold 4x either if I saw a good deal ! Really a 4x is probably all you need to 150 for deer ! I just like a little more flexibility..............although I never really shot my pistol over 6x and killed a hog at 163 yrds with it !
 
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 big handguns develop recoil forces in the dangerous game rifle class, any scope and mounts should be up to it. Unless your using something like a hornet, 222, 223 and hunting varmits, high power isn't needed. If its a resonably hard shot with a rifle at 8 power how much harder is it with a handgun. About 4x works great.
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I would feel really confident in recommending this  2x as I have the 1x version which seems to no longer be made.  Mine is on a 45-70 Encore pistol zeroed at 100 yds and is quite deadly.  If you hand hold it without a rest you have to use a lower power.  If you have a solid rest you can get away with more power but there is a limit to what is practical.  I had a Burris 3-12 with balistic reticle and was very unhappy with it as eye relief was too short at 12 x and 12x is where the balistic reticle works anything over about 6x or 7x was not useable.  The Leupold pistol scopes are very nice but a bit spendy.  Bushnell Trophy has a vairable 2-6 I believe that is reasonably priced. I would also consider an Aimpoint  depending on the style of mount which ever one of these would fit.  Probably dual dovetail Leupold mount and rings.
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Since dual dovetail rings have to be lined up to match and there is a tool that does this I would suggest you order the tool or find a gunsmith that has one.

http://www.battenfeldtechnologies.com/wheeler-engineering/catalog.asp?family=scope-ring-alignment-bars   be sure to get the one that matches your scope and rings either 1 in or 30mm ---depends on scope.
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I currently have a Burris 2-7 on my 308 encore and I am very happy with it. I can shoot 1inch groups at 100yds benched pretty easy and it seems to do well in the woods at the lower powers for more light transmission.Smile
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Originally posted by Johan Beer Johan Beer wrote:

What magnification would you recommend for a pistol in .308 Winchester with a 15" barrel?

All shots will be between 50-150 yards.


Do you intend to use this for hunting or for fun shooting?
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Thank you so much for the post.



Edited by Kickboxer - March/16/2012 at 08:16
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I have a .243 in the same gun topped with the Bushy elite 2-6x.  Dropped a small doe at 210 yards two weeks ago - neck shot.  Using it above 4x is  a pain because it has a very long (but consistant) eye relief.  So your FOV is limited.  I was in a ground blind and using shooting stix.  I have it mounted using the TC steel mount which limits how far forward you can mount it.  But I wanted a 1-piece mount.  I keep the scope on 2x while hunting.  If I have a long shot and have the time, then I increase power.  You can try it with a Weaver style base and mount it very forward to minimize arm stretch.  I have long arms for my height.  My dress shirts have 37" sleeves and I have to stretch to get the scope in the right spot.
 
I tried both the Nikon and Burris.  I was disappointed.  The eye relief changed a lot with zoom.
 
I use the Bushy Trophy XLT on my 17 HMR S&W revolver.  It works well.  I am not sure how well it would hold up to a .243 or .308.
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