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Old 09-22-2019, 01:20 PM
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Finally found a set of rings to add my 2 X Leupold 8 to my Mark III Hunter. The sight is 27 mm and there are no rings available that will fit it. I tried a number of sources. I finally settled on a set of high 30 mm rings and added some leather inside so that the scope fit correctly.

I'll need to take pictures of the groups but let me tell you, they are the best I've ever shot from a .22 pistol.

Volquartsen Accurizing kit, LCI replaced, Herrett walnut stocks and a Tandemkross Halo Charging Ring.
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Old 09-22-2019, 01:50 PM
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Never knew of Leupold making a 27 MM tube scope. That means your tube size would be 1.0629". All of mine mike .988 - 1.000 including straight tube models also.
New one to me.
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Old 09-22-2019, 02:51 PM
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Leather will absorb moisture that will leave rings in the finish were it is touching. Leather also has chemicals in it that may not play nice with the finish.
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Here is the same Leupold scope on a MKII Government utilizing a Ruger base and Ruger rings, size low I believe. With the rear sight cranked down, the rear of the scope barely clears the rear sight blade. Unless shooting off the bench, I now find a red dot sight much easier to use. Especially with aging eyes. On this particular pistol, the 6 7/8" bull barrel plus the scope, Ruger steel base and Hogue grips make for a not so light 59 ounce handgun that I mainly use for bench shooting. My last scoped handgun. I now go with red dots.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:27 PM
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Hi Op,

I believe the trigger is Tandemkross as well. I have the Volquartsen trigger and its not flat or hollowed (I don't see it on their site either). I have the Tandemkross Victory trigger on one of my buckmarks. I like the flat face for target shooting.

Very nice setup!
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:28 AM
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I forgot about the Tandemkross trigger. I like the flat and textured front of the trigger and the overtravel,pretravel work just right for me.
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How do you guys like the Leupold 2x? I need a scope for a 22 Mag handgun of mine and am wondering if I should go 4x or even 7x (looking at Burris).
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:00 AM
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If you are going to shoot from a rested position larger than 2 is o.k. but if you are going to hand hold it you may see too many tremors using a higher power scope.

I have Parkinson's so for me the 2 is the most I use. I mostly shoot with Red Dots.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:31 AM
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I'm looking for a scope to go on my 22WMR Contender. I'd use a rest of some sort.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:54 PM
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With the TC and rested you can easily handle the 7 power scope.
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:19 PM
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Finally found a set of rings to add my 2 X Leupold 8 to my Mark III Hunter. The sight is 27 mm and there are no rings available that will fit it. I tried a number of sources. I finally settled on a set of high 30 mm rings and added some leather inside so that the scope fit correctly.

I'll need to take pictures of the groups but let me tell you, they are the best I've ever shot from a .22 pistol.
I have two of the 2X Leupold pistol scopes and both fit standard 1" rings with no problems.

With the 2X Leupold on a Ruger MK series pistol the groups can be impressive!

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I now find a red dot sight much easier to use. Especially with aging eyes. I now go with red dots.
Yeah the dots are nice but with aging eyes many times the dots no longer appear as dots. I ended up using an aperture device which helps quite a bit when using a red dot. Without the aperture device the dot is really distorted. Hopefully my new prescription glasses will help some.

The best set ups that I have used for crisp clear vivid clarity and no distortion are the old Gil Hebard Burris 1X target dot bullseye scopes.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:53 AM
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With the 2X Leupold on a Ruger MK series pistol the groups can be impressive!

Yeah the dots are nice but with aging eyes many times the dots no longer appear as dots.
Off the bench with a scope you can truly see the accuracy of your pistol with its preferred ammo. Offhand, for me, a dot sight just seems much easier to hold on target than a scope. With prescription glasses still keeping my older eyes sharp I still see a defined dot. Later on it will probably be shaky hands that no scope or dot sight will alleviate.
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Offhand, for me, a dot sight just seems much easier to hold on target than a scope. Later on it will probably be shaky hands that no scope or dot sight will alleviate.
That is why the Burris 1X works so well for me - no magnification and a really nice dot that it very easy to see even without illumination. The downside is the additional weight compared to something like my Vortex Venoms/Burris Fastfire IIIs or even my basic Ultadot.

Hopefully we will shoot many more years before shaky hands become a factor.
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