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cafsman 03-13-2010 11:32 PM

Contender scope
Suggestions on what scope to use for small caliber Contender?

stalkingbear 03-13-2010 11:46 PM

I'll tell you what I have on mine-a 2.5x-8x. I have a Leupold and a couple of Weaver in that range. That way you have the option of turning your adjustment range from 2.5x-4x (hunting), to 8x (bench shooting & zeroing).
Weaver Classic Pistol Scope 2.5-8x 28mm Dual-X Reticle Silver - MidwayUSA

cafsman 03-14-2010 12:31 AM

Contender scope
I am looking at the Leupold M8 4x and Simmons gold medal.

Highpower 03-14-2010 12:52 AM


Originally Posted by cafsman (Post 247892)
I am looking at the Leupold M8 4x .....

I have one of those on a 10 inch bull, .223 and love it. And I agree with stalkingbear - anything over 4X and you won't be able to see anything without a rest.

My 2

cafsman 03-14-2010 12:58 AM

Contender scope
I agree, that is why I am leaning towards fixed power.

Perhaps on my 30 Bellm that I can use for deer in IL I may opt for a variable as this caliber is accurate out to 150 yards.

lonyaeger 03-14-2010 01:07 AM

I bet you would get more responses to your many questions if you just went over to the "Introductions" thread and told us a little about yourself! :)

cafsman 03-14-2010 01:18 AM

I have been on the forum for over a year and had done this once but just did it again. Thanks for the reminder.

lonyaeger 03-14-2010 01:37 AM

You're welcome! Enjoy!

cpttango30 03-14-2010 12:55 PM

Burris 3-12x that is what I would go for.

cafsman 03-14-2010 05:47 PM

I don't know if I would need all that power and doubt I could get a clear sight picture at high magnification unless shooting from a rest. I do have some Burris scopes with posi lock and like them.

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