After the first range session with the 458 SOCOM,I decided to buy a new scope and mount for it.
The ProMag mount was never the mount of choice,but since I've had it for years,I just went ahead and used it.
Like the old mount,the Redfield scope,was just an old one that I had and just threw the two together on the 458.
Knowing the punishment that the 458 will dish out to anything mounted on it,I didn't want to spend too much on optics.But,I still wanted a quality scope with good clear glass,and decent magnification since I'll spend a lot of time with load development with this rifle.But I also wanted it to be low enough in power,so it would still be very useful for hunting hogs at night along with my ND3 laser.
For a mount I went with the Burris PEPR mount,it is well made,and also comes with plain and picatinny rail top rings so you can mount accessories on top,if needed.That will work great for mounting the ND3 laser.
I decided to get the Weaver Super Slam 3-15x50 with a Duplex reticle.Weaver has always built a good scope,and a tough one.The Super Slam is their top of the line,and has great features.It also has some very good Japanese glass,and the clarity is as good as scopes costing 2-3 times as much.
These scopes have some neat features.The turrets are exposed,but they cannot be moved until you pull them up/out. You can also reset zero on the turrets by unscrewing the top ring off the turret (No wrenches needed),and then lift off the center,and line up the zero with the mark on the scope.Push the center back down,and replace the top ring.It's all done!