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TC 7-30 Waters, need scope. #7797902 04/06/20 10:16 PM
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Hey Guys,

So I bought a TC Contender in 7-30 Waters a while back, and has just been sitting in the safe. Finally going to put a scope on it and put it to use. For you pistol shooters, what power/style scope do you guys recommend? This is going to be a buggy gun for making quick shots while jumping animals at a distance of 20-100 yrds on most occasions. I love pistol hunting, but have never hunted with a scoped pistol.

Please advise.

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Hard to go wrong with a fixed 2x.

I had a 2-6 Bushnell Trophy for awhile and liked it. I think they’ve been discontinued.


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Re: TC 7-30 Waters, need scope. [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7797913 04/06/20 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
Hard to go wrong with a fixed 2x.

I had a 2-6 Bushnell Trophy for awhile and liked it. I think they’ve been discontinued.



Thanks TC, Ima looking...

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"This is going to be a buggy gun for making quick shots while jumping animals at a distance of 20-100 yrds"

You may find that a challenge on "jumping animals" with a scoped pistol.

You might want to shoot it off a bench to see the vertical rise when it goes off, especially out of a buggy.

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This might be one of the few times I’d say to get a red dot for a hunting handgun as well...


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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
This might be one of the few times I’d say to get a red dot for a hunting handgun as well...


I tend to agree, scoped handguns are not that fast to target. I have a 7-30 TC Contender that has had the same Bushnell 2-6 on It since 1992 IIRC, still shoots great and still sighted in from when I sighted it in back then. Red doe will be faster if your eyes are good enough for that

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I like a 2-7 for my hunting pistols. You are setting yourself up for a real challenge with shooting moving animals at 200 yards. I would not recommend a pistol for that. It’s difficult enough killing them while stationary with a handgun.

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1-4X

Leave it on 1X until you get into a situation where you can get steady and turn it up.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
1-4X

Leave it on 1X until you get into a situation where you can get steady and turn it up.


Who makes a 1-4 pistol scope?


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Originally Posted by fishdfly
"This is going to be a buggy gun for making quick shots while jumping animals at a distance of 20-100 yrds"

You may find that a challenge on "jumping animals" with a scoped pistol.

You might want to shoot it off a bench to see the vertical rise when it goes off, especially out of a buggy.



I'm sure you are right. I normally keep an iron sights 30-30 on the buggy for this and has worked well in the brush down here, I'm confident up to 100 yrds with it. Just itching for something different I guess. I have a 6" Dan Wesson 357 mag that earned her trust long ago, open sights. I like iron sights but I know my limits. I have de-cocked and passed on a few, so got me thinking about a pistol scope for lil bit more.

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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
This might be one of the few times I’d say to get a red dot for a hunting handgun as well...


I tend to agree, scoped handguns are not that fast to target. I have a 7-30 TC Contender that has had the same Bushnell 2-6 on It since 1992 IIRC, still shoots great and still sighted in from when I sighted it in back then. Red doe will be faster if your eyes are good enough for that



I remember you giving me advice the first time I asked about this, thank you Sir. I didn't get it done though.

I may look harder at a red dot sight. May be the way to go. I need fast acquisition and my eyes are still good.

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Originally Posted by Adchunts
I like a 2-7 for my hunting pistols. You are setting yourself up for a real challenge with shooting moving animals at 200 yards. I would not recommend a pistol for that. It’s difficult enough killing them while stationary with a handgun.



You must have misread Sir, 20-100 yrds was the range mentioned.

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Mine wears a fixed 4x Leupold. Definitely not the choice for jump shooting running animals, but easy 100yd accuracy.
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That’s a nice rig. Thank you!

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