All my handgun Encores from 6mmAI to .338Mag JDJ have Burris 3-12 BPlexes. All function quite well with them. I even have a 3-12BPlex on my "big boy", a .375/.284 XP for 16 years with no problems. You can use the plexes to range to 500 yards with 7mm or less and 400 yards for .30 cal. and above. All my Contenders have them, too. A really great scope.
Originally posted by Steve E.: I usually use the Leupold 2.5 x 8 on all my scoped handguns especially Encore pistol barrels. Would I buy again, yes as long as I can find them new or used.
Same here. For lighter recoiling cartridges, it may not matter but I've broken several scopes, including a couple of the Leupold 2.5-8x scopes, on my 460 and 500 S&W Magnums. It would be nice if they didn't break but Leupold, unlike Bushnell, stands behind their products and fixes them for free in a reasonable length of time.
Originally posted by packrattusnongratus: I think the one I was looking at was a Nikon, 2.5-8X. Anyone else use the 3-12 Burris?
I had a Nikon 2.5-8X on my TC Contender 256 Win Mag. barrel. It was great from the bench at >6X but for field use at the lower magnification my arms are not long enough to get a full field of view. I replaced it with a Leupold Scout scope, 2.5X fixed powder. Now I'm ready for 'yotes.
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