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Best Pistol Scope for Ruger Hunter 6.8" Mark IV or Volquartsen Mamba

Lady KayleeLady Kaylee Member Posts: 20

Hello friends, 1) what in your opinion is the best extended eye relief Pistol Scope (price under $1000) for a Ruger Mark IV or Volquartsen Mamba for use in bulleye indoor target shooting at 25 yards? I also shoot Walther Q5 Match SF 9mm if you have a recommendation for that.

2) I live in Charlotte, NC, can anyone recommend a good place to see bulleye competitions and talk to experts first hand?

3) Any good websites or videos you recommend for using a pistol scope and to improve technique. I'm finding my hand shakes/ vibrates more than I realized.


I live in Charlotte, NC. I have a Ruger Mark IV. I shoot at my indoor range and have become much more proficient. Using iron sights, I can get 10 shots into a credit card sized grouping (score over 85 of 100 on an official target) at 25 yards. To take my game to the next level regularly scoring over 90 and get my groupings consistently within the 9 and 10 ring, I purchased a Leupold VX-3 Handgun 2.5-8x33mm Rifle Scope, 1" Tube, Second Focal Plane (SFP) 67825, Color: Black, Tube Diameter because of its great reviews. I'm on back order for a Volquartsen Black Mamba.

I'm finding the Leopold tube is a tad too long because the compensator blows outgas up into the front of the scope so I'm doubting if I have the right scope.

Also, my hand vibrates more than I realized so I need to train my hand to not vibrate as much. Any advice would be appreciated on the 3 questions above.



  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 12,958 ✭✭✭✭

    Would it be easier to just change the compensator?

  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,643 ✭✭✭✭

    Ultra Dot, PERIOD.

    Check with the NRA, they have the information you seek.

    Read about Brian Zins, you can not be alive and not have your hand shake. The key is to ignore it and focus on squeezing the trigger. The more you shoot the more you will teach your arm and hand to move less but it will always shake. The key is to be applying pressure to the trigger as your circular shaking narrows down to around the 10 ring.

  • Lady KayleeLady Kaylee Member Posts: 20

    @toad67, we my longer term solution is to change to a longer barrel and compensator. That said, I'd still appreciate any advice on the questions above.

    @bpost , thanks for the reply. I'll check out the Ultra Dot. Funny you mention Brian Zins; he actually worked at Point Blank Range Matthews several years before I became a member. I've watched his videos. I'm getting better with practice, but the adjustment from iron to pistol scope was greater than I anticipated.

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