My nephew is getting his dad an optic of some type for his dad's Taurus .44mag (raging bull, i bleve, compensated & such). He asked for my input; after indicating my very limited knowledge in this area, i suggested that he could probably get a better red dot or reflex sight for the $100 or so he wants to spend and suggested he look at a few of them rather than looking at walmart scopes.
His father is a righty with a damaged right eye who shoots righty but with his left eye, somehow. The sight would be for hunting in Mississippi, primarily deer and usually in some cover with 100 yards being a very long/unusual shot. The father does not have expensive taste but would probably value quality.
Any suggestions on good/rugged optics at the $100 mark? Any input on the durability of reflex-type sights on a large caliber revolver?
I told them he would probably be happier with a collectors' item like Sandy Duncan's fake eye.