Need suggestion for fairly decent EER pistol scope

timctimc Senior MemberPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
Ok fellers, I am thinking of putting an EER scope on my Desert Eagle for use with the .44 mag barrel. Maybe something fixed in like 2.5 or 3 power. Don't really know what I want but might use it to hunt with a little bit this year just for grins.

I haven't shot the gun in probably about a year but got a wild hare today and took it to the ranch with me when I went to fill feeders. I was able to his a couple of water bottles at 50 yards but it took several mags to do it! I sure had a blast shooting it today, I forgot how fun that monster is and how mild the recoil is shooting full house .44 mag out of it. So what do you recommend to go on this beast?

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,737 Senior Member
    Leupold
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Leupold

    The FXII is a possibility, but a little more than I wanted to spend on a gun I'll probably play with like crazy for a couple months then it will sit in the vault for another year or two before I get excited about it again.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,737 Senior Member
    Burris
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    My heaviest recoiling handguns wear Leupold and Burris "Long Eye Relief" scopes.
    One of my 7-30 waters pistols wears a Tasco LER scope with PA and it has given me good service since the late 80's.

    A fixed 2x Leupold sets on my 10" barreled 44 mag pistol and a fixed 4x Leupold on a 30-30 Super 14. My XP-100 in 7mm-08
    wears a 3x-9x Burris LER scope. I even have a 1x Burris LER scope that was marketed by the late Gil Hebard as a bullseye scope.
    Some folks scratch their heads when the find out that it has no magnification, hence 1x. But for bullseye competition when holding
    the gun with one hand, magnification can hurt you. At any rate, it is an excellent optic and would be a good choice for a Desert
    Eagle (in either 1x or 2x).
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I have a Bushnell on my S&W 629 Classic and it has held up good to many hundreds of .44 magnums being fired.

    http://ads.midwayusa.com/find?userSearchQuery=Bushnell+pistol+scope&searchScope=all

    Optics Planet has pistol scopes on sale:

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/pistol-scopes.html?gclid=COi25e2Kt7oCFWxo7AodZjgAxQ&adlens_source=google&ef_id=Um0PmAAABQ6mKnyU:20131027130824:s
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,757 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I have a Bushnell on my S&W 629 Classic and it has held up good to many hundreds of .44 magnums being fired.

    that's what I put on my SRH .454 Casull. I only have maybe 50 rounds through it so far, but it has exceeded what I expected. Bright, Clear, and a generous eye box.

    I'd rather have a Leupold, but I I only spent $80 on it, used.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,099 Senior Member
    Leupold or Burris
    Ernie

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,945 Senior Member
    I'm liking these
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/198291/weaver-classic-pistol-scope-4x-28mm-dual-x-reticle-gloss
    The 2 I have are the 2x version, but I've been liking them for the last 3-4 years.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,688 Senior Member
    Haved you considered a red dot scope ? I have a Millet red dot on my 6 1/2", .44 mag, Ruger Super Blackhawk. It has a 1" tube, no magnification, and was less than $100.00, through Midway. Target aquisition is almost instant, aand when you shoot with both eyes open, your mind shows the red dot to both eyes. I really like it..............Robin
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    My heaviest recoiling handguns wear Leupold and Burris "Long Eye Relief" scopes.
    One of my 7-30 waters pistols wears a Tasco LER scope with PA and it has given me good service since the late 80's.

    A fixed 2x Leupold sets on my 10" barreled 44 mag pistol and a fixed 4x Leupold on a 30-30 Super 14. My XP-100 in 7mm-08
    wears a 3x-9x Burris LER scope. I even have a 1x Burris LER scope that was marketed by the late Gil Hebard as a bullseye scope.
    Some folks scratch their heads when the find out that it has no magnification, hence 1x. But for bullseye competition when holding
    the gun with one hand, magnification can hurt you. At any rate, it is an excellent optic and would be a good choice for a Desert
    Eagle (in either 1x or 2x).

    The FXII is definitely on the list but don't know if I want to spend that much.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I have a Bushnell on my S&W 629 Classic and it has held up good to many hundreds of .44 magnums being fired.

    http://ads.midwayusa.com/find?userSearchQuery=Bushnell+pistol+scope&searchScope=all

    Optics Planet has pistol scopes on sale:

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/pistol-scopes.html?gclid=COi25e2Kt7oCFWxo7AodZjgAxQ&adlens_source=google&ef_id=Um0PmAAABQ6mKnyU:20131027130824:s

    Good suggestions Chief, thanks!
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    I'm liking these
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/198291/weaver-classic-pistol-scope-4x-28mm-dual-x-reticle-gloss
    The 2 I have are the 2x version, but I've been liking them for the last 3-4 years.

    This is more in line with what I want, What do you think about this one ol' buddy? If they are decent it would be perfect.
    http://www.opticsplanet.com/weaver-classic-handgun-scope-849427.html[/URL
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    HAWKEN wrote: »
    Haved you considered a red dot scope ? I have a Millet red dot on my 6 1/2", .44 mag, Ruger Super Blackhawk. It has a 1" tube, no magnification, and was less than $100.00, through Midway. Target aquisition is almost instant, aand when you shoot with both eyes open, your mind shows the red dot to both eyes. I really like it..............Robin

    I'm really looking for a little magnification on this one.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,757 Senior Member
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,706 Senior Member
    I've had that same scope on my SRH in .454casull for over a year now and I haven't had any trouble with it so far although there's only about 100 rounds under it. I had the Burris 1.5x4 several years ago and traded it off and decided that I wanted a little more magnification. Nobody had the Leopold in stock at the time so I bought the Weaver instead and am content with it. My only concern with it on your gun would be the bell extending past the muzzle and being subject to a pretty wicked muzzle blast.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Well I went with the Weaver 1.5-4x20mm scope. I gave her a test run today and it did very well. I was able to put some nice 2" groups at 50 yards and about double that at 100 yards which is good enough for a deer or pig. Not much difference in POI from 50 to 100 yards. I was using 200 grain Hornady XTP's with 27.5 grains of H110, which is a pretty stout load but nothing for the Desert Eagle which is built like a tank!

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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,582 Senior Member
    I like Nikons, had a fixed 2x for a long time on a 22 Ruger Mark III and then went to the other end of the spectrum and mounted it on a Smith and Wesson 500 magnum, worked like a charm on either gun!

    Dessert Eagles are very accurate, you should have no problem shooting yours out to 100 yards.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    With the 200 grain XTP's it is definitely good enough in accuracy that I would not feel bad taking a deer or pig with it.
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