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I just picked up a SRH in 44 magnum with a 9.5 inch barrel.  I want to put a scope on it for target shooting out to 100 and (possibly) 200 yards.  I think I've narrowed my choices down to the following:

Burris 3-12 32mm
Nikon 2.5-8 28mm
Burris 2-7 32mm
Weaver 2.5-8x 28mm

This will be used strictly for paper punching, mostly from a rest, so I'm more inclined to go with the higher magnification scopes.  I'm going to be loading up full-house loads, so my main concern will be durability of the scope - I want a scope that will last.

Has anyone used these, or something similar in that range?  Any other recommendations or bits of advice?

Thanks!
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Sorry, I can't seem to make the hyperlinks work.  Thats what I get for being a noob Bucky.  Here they are:

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I have a .454 casull on the same frame with a 7 1/2 barrel, I don't use mine specifically for bench rest, so I have a fixed luepold 2x scope.  I Have great faith in luepold  when it comes to heavy recoil, and maybe the 2.5 x 8 vxiii would meet your needs.  I know they are not the best optics as far as precision,  but I have a hard time believing there is any scope more durable, period.

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Why do you say that Leupold is not the best optics for precision?  Everything I've heard has been 100% positive for Leupold.  I just can't justify spending $500 on a Leupold when (I'm pretty sure) any of the options above should get the job done.
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It was just another suggestion,  in your post you mentioned that you were concerned about durabilty and I know from experience that the luepold would hold up, the choice is yours. 
 
P.S. 200 yds. with a .44 pistol is one heck of a poke!
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If Elmer Keith could hunt at 600 yards, I figure I can at least keep it on paper from a rest at 200 yards Big%20Grin
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The Burris 2-7 would be a good choice.  Mine's on a .454 and has held up for several thousand rounds.  I don't think you'd find maginification higher than 7X useful on a pistol.
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Hi Targetterror, I ran a ballistics program on the 44mag. so you can see the difficulties you may incur while target shooting to 200yds.  First lets set some guidelines.  1) Bullet 240gr. SWC bullet /w/ BC. of .170.  2) Velocity 1400 fps. (pretty hot)

100 yd. zero, @ 200yds you'll be 24.71" low @ 500yds around 422" low.
200 yd. zero, @ 100yds you'll be 12.26" high @ 500yds around 265" low.
 
I'm not saying that 200 yd. target shooting can't be done, but I'm pretty sure that takeing game @ 600yds with a 44mag pistol is next to impossible,  even with a 200yd zero you'll be in the neighbor hood of 20' low @ even 500 yds.
 
Not trying to diswade you from having alot of fun, just being realistic.
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Oh I understand that shooting at 200 yards will be a daunting challenge, which is exactly why I want to try it.  I'd really love to do some silhouette shooting, but alas, there is none that I know of in the Northeast.  But I'd be happy if I can shoot well enough that I'd do alright in a silhouette match, and they have targets of more realistic sizes at longer distances.
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Good luck and enjoy your new SRH .44,  The .44 mag is such a great round, I sometimes wish my was of this caliber instead of .454.  Less expensive to shoot, less recoil and muzzle blast & more than powerfull enough to take anything I'm going to hunt with a pistol.  In the end, my eyes were bigger than my brain & according to my wife this happens quite a bit.LocoWhacko
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