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    Posted: August/21/2004 at 05:41

  Is anyone using a shot gun scope on a single shot rifle caliber pistol.

Looking to get some sort of a scout setup .

jaw

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I have used shotgun scopes and pistol scopes on revolvers, target 22 and Thompsons. The problem I found was the shotgun scopes parallex was to short for the Thompsons (which had ranges out to 400 yards. If the shot were kept close, they worked within 2 mins. of accuracy. The variable scope powers on pistol scopes did not work well for me. I kept using the lower powers simply as not to loose the sight picture. In Thompsons the steadiness factor increases dramatically as one tries to use the weapon more as rifle. If you were using the scope on large animals out to 100 yds and wanted the thicker reticle offered by most shotgun scopes, and using a two handed hold they would probably work. The theory here of course is that your holding both eyes open.
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