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.