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CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? #207666 08/11/2020 11:45 PM
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Purchased a CVA Scout .243 pistol, looking for scope or red dot for deer hunts under 200 yards. Looking at the Ultradot Matchdot II and the Swift 2x20 or Swift 2-6x32. Or other recommendations for a reliable options would be appreciated.
This is my first hunting handgun and I would like to keep the optic under $350.00.

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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: CoHunter] #207667 08/12/2020 1:09 AM
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I like my Weavers. They are all 2.5 x 8.

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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: REDHAWK1954] #207668 08/12/2020 10:27 AM
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I DO NOT CARE FOR A FIXED 2X AT DISTANCES MUCH OVER 50 YARDS. I HAVE NO HUNTING EXPERIENCE WITH RED DOTS AT OVER 50 YARDS. A VARIABLE WITH UP TO AT LEAST 6X IS WHAT I PREFER.


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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: 45MAN] #207669 08/12/2020 12:00 PM
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I think you'll find the red dot or 2x limited on that platform. You can reach out there a little further than what those optics are capable of.

I have a swift 2-6 and it is a good scope. Mentioned above is the Weaver 2-8, it's a good optic; if you can find one.

Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: CoHunter] #207670 08/12/2020 12:22 PM
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I'm with 45MAN on this one. I know there are people on this forum that effectively use a red dot or low magnification for shots over 100 yards, but I would have difficulty. A 2-6X, or 2.5-8X or something in that range would suit you better, IMO. In your price range you should be able to find a quality scope such as Weaver, Burris, Bushnell(Trophy/Elite), Nikon, or Leupold. I'll think you'll appreciate the higher magnification on this platform and caliber combination.

Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: 45MAN] #207671 08/12/2020 2:25 PM
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
I DO NOT CARE FOR A FIXED 2X AT DISTANCES MUCH OVER 50 YARDS. I HAVE NO HUNTING EXPERIENCE WITH RED DOTS AT OVER 50 YARDS. A VARIABLE WITH UP TO AT LEAST 6X IS WHAT I PREFER.


^What he said.

I use variable power Nikon Force XR's on everything that I shoot beyond 50 yards or so. They've recently been discontinued, but you can still find them occasionally on Ebay and Gunbroker, usually still under $300.

Nikon 8468 Force XR 2.5-8x28 EER Matte BDC Pistol Scope - Matte Black


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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: Chance Weldon] #207676 08/12/2020 10:18 PM
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.45 MAN X4. Red dots are 50-75 yd. scopes. A .243 handgun is a 300+ yd. gun. 2-8X scopes are good. 3-12X Burris is better.

Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: wvhitman] #207684 08/13/2020 8:30 PM
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Thank you all! Burris 2-7x32 is on the way.

Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: CoHunter] #207689 08/14/2020 1:28 AM
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CoHunter the 2-7 Burris is what I was getting ready to suggest. I have a few both old USA made as well as new ones. The new model ones are much brighter, and more compact. You will like it.
I would use at least three rings. I also suggest adding a scope tube mounted Bubble Level. Keeping it vertical will help with longer range accuracy. I about forgot, get a different scope base that will allow more rings to be installed. I believe EGW is the maker of the scope base I have on my 357 Maximum Scout.

Bob R

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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: Bob Roach] #207690 08/14/2020 6:16 AM
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I have 2 or 3 2-7 burris scopes. They are older usa, but think they are excellent and user friendly on the single shots. They have 21? wide fov@100 when set at 2x. As far as i know, that is the widest available. The 2x burris and leupold as well. I have a nikon that has a very narrow fov. .....otherwise ok.
It is much easier to pick up your target with a wide fov.

The eye relief shortens as you turn up a burris x. No biggie to me, as i adjust my position accordingly. Learn to use what you have.


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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: KYODE] #207691 08/14/2020 2:35 PM
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Let us know how it works for you, once you get everything set-up and get some range time in.


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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: KYODE] #207693 08/14/2020 3:01 PM
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good choice on the 2-7 burris . keep us posted as to the progress after some range sessions.


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Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: dave thomas] #207842 08/29/2020 4:54 PM
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The Burris 2x7 should work well for you. I have several and overall are good for pistol scopes.

Re: CVA Scout Pistol .243 scope/red dot? [Re: popo] #207864 08/31/2020 2:36 PM
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You won't be sorry on your selection with the Burris. Great scope.

Let us know what you think once you shoot it.

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