Optics for a 44 Magnum

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I just found a good deal and acquired a S&W 629 Classic with 6 inch barrel. I’m looking for what might be the best optic for hunting on this pistol. I’m leaning towards a reflexive type sight since most of my hunting is in heavy brush and timber. I want/need something that won’t turn into a baby rattle due to the recoil and has good target acquisition. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Burris Fastfire III is one I like. Also Leica asph is good
 

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The Ultradot red dots will hold up to 44 magnum recoil and above easily. I had a them on a couple of my handguns. The Burris Fastfire and Vortex holo sights also have good reputations.
 

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My preference is the Leupold M8 2x EER but don't know if they are still made- the companies appear to have gone bonkers over variable power scopes.
 

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I have had an EOtech Holosight on my Dan Wesson 15-VH .44mag for years with no issues. Runs on AA's and they can be changed quickly.
 

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I have used both the Burris Fastfire 3 and the JPoint/Shield reflex sights on a 454 Casull. Both have withstood several hundred rounds. I also have a JPoint mounted on the slide of a Glock 9mm which is still going strong after many thousands of rounds.

In many ways I prefer the JPoint because its always on. Its too easy to forget to turn on the Burris until lining up for that once in a lifetime shot (Ask me how I know ). Also the Burris has an auto turn off feature after about 8 hours of use (Again ask me how I know. This can catch you out after stalking all day. On the plus side, the Burris can be set on minium power and still be usable in the dark.
 

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I have had an EOtech Holosight on my Dan Wesson 15-VH .44mag for years with no issues. Runs on AA's and they can be changed quickly.
I would love some pics of this. I have a DW stainless that I love, but my eyes don't see as well as the gun shoots anymore.
 

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I have a H2 Aimpoint on my Raging Hunter 8 3/8 .44 Mag. - rugged and endless battery life. Some dont linke Taurus — but all of them in my cabinet are well made, reliable and accurate. They don’t have the best reputation, but I like them and trust them.
 

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I'm not sure if there is a mounting system for it but look at SeeAll Sights.

I have their delta sight on a muzzle loader and love it. Right now I'm looking at putting one on a Beretta 96
 

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I just found a good deal and acquired a S&W 629 Classic with 6 inch barrel. I’m looking for what might be the best optic for hunting on this pistol. I’m leaning towards a reflexive type sight since most of my hunting is in heavy brush and timber. I want/need something that won’t turn into a baby rattle due to the recoil and has good target acquisition. Any help is greatly appreciated.
i know im a bit late but nikon makes a pretty nice pistol scope

 

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I just found a good deal and acquired a S&W 629 Classic with 6 inch barrel. I’m looking for what might be the best optic for hunting on this pistol. I’m leaning towards a reflexive type sight since most of my hunting is in heavy brush and timber. I want/need something that won’t turn into a baby rattle due to the recoil and has good target acquisition. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Hi, I ran a Leupold m84x on 44mags and 4570 handguns for years with no issues. I do mean "A" scope,
same one on all those guns! I still have this scope, and currently have it on a 3030 contender, great
scope!
 

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