FWIW,,,, That's exactly how I started using them on pistols. Sportsman club, indoor range,,,, lots of kids,,, & they loved that dot..
I must have easily ordered a dozen 30 & 40mm tubes by now.
For All of my stuff, plus my whole family & some friends that I hunt with.
Saying it again, from .22s to .410s. .44s, 2- 20g, even my first 12g, and now, some of my varmint stuff.
I have never paid more than $30 for those short 30s & 40mms. & We're talking over 30+ years of service.
Out of all of those purchases, WE only had one RD that had a minute problem,,,,, the rheostat knob was a tad too tight to turn,, in the cold with gloves on, for my daughter. I swapped hers, for one of mine.
If anybody cares,,, I bet I can dig up 6-7 boxes from the RD scopes that I ordered in the past. Take a pic & show ya. 90% Ebay.
AGAIN,,, less than $30e.
What Drm50 said,,,
IF the RDs that I bought many years ago at $30 are still working fine,,,,, why the hec are so many priced at $300!? ;>) I like to help to keep prices down.
Matter of fact,, many years ago, WV Cabellas had a close-out on those cheap, silver, BSA 30mm RD. I bought 2, & my friend bought 2,,, at $15 each. & They are still going strong.
Here's 2 examples. Hundreds of rounds through these two,,, massive abuse. my first hunting wheel gun, to my Sheridan chipmunk slayer.
Close out Ebay sale on this old Pro Point, about $29. I'd say, this .44 mag was a pretty good test.
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To that $15 BSA. We wore out the seals in the gun,,, but the RD is still going strong.
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