November 15, 2010
I recently acquired KarlH's DWA 741 (41 Magnum) prior to the holidays. It has a 10" VH barrel/shroud assembly and an 8" Vented barrel/shroud. I am leaning towards the 8" vented barrel/shroud to save weight.
Since this will be my first hunting revolver, my question(s) to you guys are:
- What kind of scope would you recommend for hunting?
- What rings (one piece or two pieces) would you recommend as well?
- How would you carry it with the scope attached? Custom chest rig or in a front chest pack?
August 8, 2016
I know very few people want to do it but I swear by the Dan Wesson drill and tap mounts. ROCK solid - make sure to loctite and propertly torque the screws to 20 inch pounds.
If you're concerned about drilling and tapping a "vintage/old" shroud, buy a new shroud from DW and use that as your dedicated scope shroud? I tried one of the clamp-on mounts and they didn't last long and marred the top rib.
Bob at DW charges $40 to drill and tap, and $15 return shipping.
I run the discontinued Bushnell trophy handgun 2-6x32 long eye relief pistol scopes on mine. Very nice scopes for the money. But 2-6X is probably overkill if you're just deer hunting. You could probably use a Burris or Leupold 2x or 3X pistol scope to save room/weight.
Mine are target guns not hunting rigs. Using Leupold rifleman low profile rings