Thank you all for your replies to my Handgun Hunting thread. It was most informative and I've made my decision after carefully considering what each and every one of you has said,
Now I am hoping to intrude upon your kindness once more and ask about a scope. Does anyone know about a Holo sight and if it would be appropriate for a 44 Mag? I plan to shoot most shots within 75 yards but 150 yards will be a maximum shot for me.
This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but I'll share my experience with the EOTech Holosight... I LOVE IT. Within 75yds, you'll be able to drive tacks. The sight is bright (but can be lowered down to near-nothing if the situation requires), rugged, has a VERY long battery life, is extremely quick to pick up, and has a small enough "dot" to allow for pretty accurate shooting.
Again, I have no experience with one on a handgun, but LOTS of experience on carbines/submachine guns out to 150m or so, and I find them infinitely better than iron sights, and significantly better than other "red dot" type optics. YM, of course, MV.
Just be aware of your local game laws. In Idaho, electronic sights of any type, are illegal to hunt with. I used a leupold 2X eer with heavy duplex on my Ruger Super Blackawk 44 mag, but with my old eyes I couldn't use that now. I do have a 2x scout luepold in ier (I can see those crosshairs ok for some reason) on my Marlin 336 guide gun. I have a holo on my SHTF Ruger mini 30 carbine and it works great for me.
Please check your hunting regs.
Ummmm. Pistol scopes I have for sale... Burris 2X and a Lep 4X.