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Hello everone this is my first time-so please be gentle.My question is,I'm going to put a scope on my t/c encore 44mag pistol and I'm undersided to go with a 1" or 30mm tube.Whats the pros/cons.Thank you for your answers in advance,Slugnut :?
 

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For high magnification, the 30 mm (1.18 inch) tube will allow a little more light transmission - but the only time you'll notice a difference is in very low light. Chromatic aberration and spherical aberration are also reduced somewhat, since the intermediate images require less reduction and subsequent enlargement. For a low to moderate magnification scope, it's pretty much a non-issue.

Since you're going to scope a .44 Mag handgun, I'll assume you're considering something 4X or less (for hunting, 2X is really the practical maximum) so the tube diameter is pretty unimportant.
 
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