Is the magnification low enough to actually use the scope with your eyes being 1 meter away from it? = Lonestar24
Hello OT. From the above quote, I think Lonestar is referring to "eye relief". It takes some experimentation with how
you shoot to get a pistol scope that is right for you. The scopes I use have an eye relief zone of about 4 inches, where the
center of that zone is the best sight picture. Eye relief is the distance between your pupil and the lense element of the scope.
For me, with an extended two hand grip, I use a TC 14 inch eye relief, 4 power. Thats mounted on a Thompson center
30-30 barrell. I have a (16 inch eye relief) Bushnell 4 power on an XP-100 in 7 mm BR. The former is my brush hunter and the later for
open country. My 454 days are over. Not mentioned so far is that even if you like heavy recoil, which I do, many years
of shooting the big ones will do long term degradation to the wrists. Which brings this back to the primary topic.
"what is the most powerful handgun? Which one of them are the best in accuracy?"
Thats two different questions, with multiple answers and begs the question, for what ?
Serious hunters know the answers for hunting. Its Taylor KO Value, not muzzle energy.
And accuracy at what range ? If you can hit with a hunting pistol at extended ranges, you are using
a rifle bullet of some sort as pistol bullets lose energy too fast. A rifle cartridge can
be loaded with numerous bullet types. I prefer the grandslam boattail spitzers as they hold energy very well at
200 yards. Pushing a big pistol bullet supersonic is ok for 50-75 yards, but beyond that, they lost energy and bullet
drop tends to mean a clear miss. If you are missing the target, handgun power does not matter, accuracy does.
And the longer the range, the more likely you will have a pistol with rifle bullets and ballistics.
So for hunting, the most powerful cartridge is found by doing the math. Here is your calculator:
The most accurate depends on range and several variables not defined herein.
(Post script. It is no longer politically correct to explain what Taylor KO Values are, so
I will just say bigger is better.)