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Best scope choice for muzzle loading pistol

Wanted to start this question off with a little back ground of why I chose to pick up an inline pistol. Last year I took out my bow, and inline rifle (CVA Wolf) on a hunt deep in the gamelands I hunt. Since in PA you can carry both bow and muzzle loader during the overlap of the season, for the early antlerless muzzle loader season, I decided to take both. I love archery, to no end but also like to eat deer meat. I decided to get a new inline muzzle loader rifle for hunting with last year to handle the situations where the doe would be out of range for archery equipment. I fell in love with inline shooting last year when I shot my first deer with one. I shot my doe in the morning, tagged her, field dressed her, and then the work began.

I carried out my treestand, book bag, rifle and bow about 1.5-2 miles back to the car. Since I only have a dodge neon I took that gear home and drove back out to the woods to pick up my deer. Got the deer and made it home by 12. The walk in was a bit rough carrying, my climber, book bag, and bow all strapped in. And carrying my rifle across my arms.

I decided there had to be a better way. I picked up this on Tuesday. its a CVA Optima V2 pistol. I will be getting a holster for it soon, so I can just keep it in my pack, or have it over my shoulder.



Here is a pic of both of my inlines together.



This now leads me to try and pick a scope for the new handgun. I really am thinking that a red dot would be perfect for this set up. Or maybe some panoramic type set up.

I don't plan on shooting past 70 yards with it, and feel that the light weigh and easy to find dot would be a good call. What do you all suggest for a scope on a hunting hand gun. I am a bit nervous to pick up a magnifying scope with cross hairs as I think it may be too tough to find when the moment of truth comes. I have never hunted with a handgun so this is all new to me.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Best scope choice for muzzle loading pistol

The Bushnell TRS 25 is a good option.
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Re: Best scope choice for muzzle loading pistol

TRS-25 or the Burris fast fire. Either are great. I own both and have 100% confidence in them. I've had them both on everything from .22 pistols to my .444 Marlin Encore pistol.

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Re: Best scope choice for muzzle loading pistol

X2 power burris, luepold, nikon. No batteries to fail. No issues at dawn or dusk. My opinion the red dot is best for fast target acquisition. Years of contenders, encores, xp100, strikers and even a home made omega ml pistol let me say with full confidence that you will find it harder to hold out and fire without a rest. I've used shooting sticks, bi pod and now my bog tripod.

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Re: Best scope choice for muzzle loading pistol

I have a leupy 4x on my 209x50 contender pistol barrel and it works good for me. I like the constant eye relief of the non variable scopes along with the 18" and 20" 2-6 bushnells and 20" 2-8 leupolds. also consider the scope weight also as it is going to make the gun seem pounds heavier.
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