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Old 07-05-2010, 03:55 AM
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Hi there everyone
I have a 460 S&W revolver in standard 8 1/2 inch barrel , Im starting in metallic sillouhette comps out to 100 & 200 metres.
Im just after some way to either have QD mounts so I can use standard sights at other times or do I have to remove the rear? sight permanently.
I was unsure of optics and mounts as Ive never used them on my own Handguns. A mate of mine had a 2-7 vari on his freedom arms 45-70 seemed ok.Any suggestions?
Leupold scopes? successes with what your using? Red dot scopes?? anyone
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I have a burris fastfire II on my 500S&W they are the only manufacturer that said their scope would handle the recoil of the 500.
it is mounted on a weigand combat mount, but yes you have to remove the rear sight.
others may work as well but I haven't heard much.

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Hey Vic
What do you use your 5ooSW for with that Burris fastfire? what sort of ranges have you used it?
Thanks for the info
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I bought the 500 for whitetail deer here in indiana, I know that it is a lot of gun for that but I enjoyed hunting with my 44mag. and when I turned 50 that was my best excuse to buy the 50 cal. now my eyes are getting to where I have trouble focusing on both sights at the same time. I have put the burris on.
I have it mounted but haven't had time on the range yet to work with it much.
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I use a 2-7 X EER Burris on my 460.
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weigand mount and a Weaver Classic Handgun 2x28 mm scope on my 500.. so far it's held up to the recoil
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Thanks heaps for the info lads , Lets me look into it a bit more before I commit
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Hi,Steve here. I mounted a Burris 2x7 with a Burris base and Burris Signature rings on my 460XVR.
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I have Warner rings with a 2X Leupold pistol scope. Mounted on a 6 1/2 Performance Center 460. The scope hasn't moved a fraction in 4 years,with 9 whitetails tagged.
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Hi,Steve here. I mounted a Burris 2x7 with a Burris base and Burris Signature rings on my 460XVR.
same here on my 460 XVR. I tried a lesser scope on my 8-3/8" 686. It was terrible. After a few rounds, I took it off and replaced it with the same 2x7 burris that is on my 460.
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I bought the 500 for whitetail deer here in indiana, I know that it is a lot of gun for that but I enjoyed hunting with my 44mag. and when I turned 50 that was my best excuse to buy the 50 cal. now my eyes are getting to where I have trouble focusing on both sights at the same time. I have put the burris on.
I have it mounted but haven't had time on the range yet to work with it much.
Vic, any more to report on how you like the Burris fastfire II?
What sort of ranges have you used it?

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I just got the Leupold eer in straight 4 power looking at mounts now for the .460...
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I.Hunt, did you find a mount for your 460? I bought the same scope for my 460 xvr with the 10.5 inch barrell.
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I use Leupold VX3 2.5-8 on my frames




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I just bought a 2X leupold with Burris rings haven't shot it yet but hope it works out, I was looking for QD but nothing in town. I may have to order them in later.
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Ruggyh, you have a great looking set of them there that is for sure! Those grips look pretty good as well! I think i will order a set as well! Thanks again!
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Gota elite pistol scope for 500 any suggestions on rings
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I called DNZ and they said they didn't make the base mount for the 460.......
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+1 on the QD mounts.

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Hi there everyone
I have a 460 S&W revolver in standard 8 1/2 inch barrel , Im starting in metallic sillouhette comps out to 100 & 200 metres.
Im just after some way to either have QD mounts so I can use standard sights at other times or do I have to remove the rear? sight permanently.
I was unsure of optics and mounts as Ive never used them on my own Handguns. A mate of mine had a 2-7 vari on his freedom arms 45-70 seemed ok.Any suggestions?
Leupold scopes? successes with what your using? Red dot scopes?? anyone
I have the 460 XVR I put the Weigand rail on it Used the Warne QD rails and the leupold FX-II 4x28 scope on it and Karl Nill Grips and it is Perfect to me...

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I use a leupold vx3 on my 460 XVR 14" barrel and I can hammer 200 yrds but it takes effort and patience. And I use extreme leupold rings. Love it and works great. Read a lot of bad things about the Burris and that made me go to leupold. Plus it's a leupold. Lol.

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