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Good day everyone. My name is Bob Jager and I live in Brown City, Mi.
I have a Dan Wesson in .357 that I have owned for many years. I dont shoot it a lot. Id like to get it ready for shooting deer and or pigs. Most (all) shooting will be at close range of 50 yards or less. I would like your recommendation as to a scope mount and scope. A lot of shooting will be just at dark. I think I would like to give up magnification for light gathering ability. As you may imagine I am on a budget so would like a good buy kind of item. Also I would ask for your recommendation on Ammo. I do reload for rifle and have a few components for the .357 mag. I have reloaded it on occasion. So a recommendation for bullets will be helpful.
Thank you all and I look forward to your input.
Have a great day
Back in the 80s I had a 2x Leupold scope using B-Square mount/rings on mine. Finding the mounts may be a challenge, since Dan Wesson revolvers aren't as popular as they used to be. The B-Square Site isn't much help either. If light gathering is an issue, pistol scopes probably will probably leave you unhappy. I suspect a red dot of some sort might be a bit more helpful. It'll be a bit faster to get on target as well.
Something like this might be the ticket, especially if you find a red dot an appealing option:
Dan Wesson scope mount weaver style
For a quality red dot for a reasonable cost, check the C-More Polymer Railway. I have one on a S&W. The Burris Fastfire is a nice one too, for similar money. I found it a bit too small for my tastes on a handgun. Works great on my Beretta carbine though.
Thank you Overkill.
I like the idea of the red dot or similar better. I did look at the C-More Polymer and they look good.
Do I need a mount to go with them or am I looking at the mount.
I think I need the rail in the picture above but do not need rings. Ill need to go somewhere to look at them.
You'll need some sort of base on which to mount it.
The base setup from Weigand seems like a reasonable piece to start with, for a Dan Wesson anyway. Then secure the optic of your choice to it. The C-more is configured to clamp to a Weaver or Picatinny mount.
Here's my setup for my 627, similar in concept, Base + Optic:
Thats beautiful. Looks like I need to start saving up. Do me a favor and get technical and specific.
I think the Weigand mount looks great and is a good choice.
Given the info so far what C-more do you think would be good. Im not shooting distance
but the shooting right at dark will be critical.
I dont think magnification is even an issue.
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