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Old 07-16-2020, 08:14 PM
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I want to put a scope on a contender G2 204 Ruger caliber. Will be hunting groundhogs with it. What scope power you suggest? What make and models you guys like? Any good buys out there? Thank
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:28 PM
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I actually use a 8-32x44 rifle scope on mine. I am a lot happier with the rifle scope on this pistol.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:01 PM
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I use a Vortex Crossfire II Scout 2-7 x 32 on my 223. It took me 3 groups of 5 to find my drop. 16" drop on 300yrds when zeroed at 200. Yes, you can see the yellow dot at 300 with this scope. Load: Shooters World Blackout 19gr with Speer TNT 55gr.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:34 PM
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I've been using a Simmons Gold Medal 2.5X7 on a 223 contender since the 90's without any trouble. Also have an old Burris 3X9 pistol scope on a 22-250 XP-100 that has held up well.
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:57 PM
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I prefer 2-7x pistol scopes on my T/Cs in longer range cartridges like 223. I have a bunch of TC scopes, don't think they offer them anymore.
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I use the Bushnell 2.5 6 on my Thompson Center pro hunter 2506

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I use a Vortex Crossfire II Scout 2-7 x 32 on my 223. It took me 3 groups of 5 to find my drop. 16" drop on 300yrds when zeroed at 200. Yes, you can see the yellow dot at 300 with this scope. Load: Shooters World Blackout 19gr with Speer TNT 55gr.
Wade, what is the eye relief on your Scout 3-7x32? Need a scope for one of my Contenders, too.
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I like the Leupold 2.5-8x and the older B&L Elite 22-6x scopes on mine. Some of my rimfire pistols have 6.5-20x rifle scopes on them.
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I've had good luck with several Burris 2x-7x AO LER scopes. Used for silhouette competition and hunting squirrel to whitetail deer.
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OldWolf, Sorry for the delayed response. (i was in RFC jail) My Vortex is at full view 7x at 14". I have a small halo at 16". For full view I drop back to 6x at for 16". 16 to 17 is full arm stretch for me. On the sand bag 12" is my optimum distance.
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The 10 Best handgun scopes (August 2020)

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I want to put a scope on a contender G2 204 Ruger caliber. Will be hunting groundhogs with it. What scope power you suggest? What make and models you guys like? Any good buys out there? Thank
The 10 Best handgun scopes (August 2020)

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Looks like a lot of junk there.
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Looks like a lot of junk there.
Well Weaver and Nikon are out of the market but really, calling ANYTHING 'NC Star' "best" is laughable.

To the OP, Leupold can sell scopes (for a lot of money comparatively) because a good scope is worth it. A poor scope is a real mess.
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I like this set-up with a rifle scope, would try it if I ever wanted to get down low with mine.
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