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Posted: 11/20/2009 6:56:37 PM EDT
Hi I'm lookin for a reccomendation for a scope for my marlin guide gun in 45/70....cabelas is offering a scope that is tailored to lever action rifles using hornaday ammo has anyone used this scope? Thoughts? Opinions?
Link Posted: 11/21/2009 3:07:04 PM EDT
I too looked at it for a SHORT period of time, the reviews alone were enough to tell me to look elsewhere. After much deliberation I've settled on the Leupold 2.5x28 FXII Scout scope for my SBL.
I'll be ordering it shortly.

FX II

Link Posted: 11/21/2009 6:24:59 PM EDT
Thank you for the reply!
Link Posted: 11/22/2009 4:34:04 AM EDT
I have a Burris 2-7 short mag.  It has up to 5" of eye relief  and is very short.  The timber;ine replaced the short mag.
Link Posted: 11/22/2009 4:43:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2009 4:50:57 AM EDT by eracer]




I too am looking for the right scope for my SBL



Here's a write-up of Leupold's Custom Shop that might be of interest.





Link Posted: 11/22/2009 12:46:59 PM EDT
Thanks guys! I'm guessing muzzel loader and shot gun scopes would work well also and stand up to the recoil?
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 11:34:53 AM EDT
How about scope mounts? What would yall reccomend? Im stuck out on location and am trying to do some research on scopes and mounts for my rifle......any other reccomendations on scopes?
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 1:22:07 PM EDT
I will come at you from a different direction . Do you really need a scope?
I am 55 and have well––55 year old eyes and can not use standard Iron sights very well but a peep sight becomes a thing of beauty . Fast , easy and quite accurate-way ahead of factory sights.
In many situations the peep is faster than a scope and a good peep is about the cost of a good set of rings.
Keep in mind that the average lever gun has a stock that is a perfect shape for peep sights but that same stock becomes a challange to properly mount a scope.

If you are mostly hunting in low light conditions a good scope could be a better choice as it actually gathers light . The peep will beat out a low dollar scope even in low light if you corectly size the peep.

Forgive me for trashing your thread , but it kills me when I see a perfectly ballanced lever gun become a top heavy neck streacher because you bypass the peep and jump right into a opitic when a  peep might save the day.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 1:32:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2009 1:33:14 PM EDT by THellURider]
As long as you sight it!







In all seriousness, if you MUST scope your .45-70 I would use a relatively low magnification scope. Also, a lot depends on how you want to mount it; standard or scout style. Don't worry about recoil; the .45-70 recoil isn't sharp enough to be problematic for scopes. A pistol scope like the Leupold EER 1.5 - 4 or so would be perfect in a scout type set up.
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 1:53:06 PM EDT
How about a red dot ?
Link Posted: 12/1/2009 1:54:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By THellURider:
As long as you sight it!







In all seriousness, if you MUST scope your .45-70 I would use a relatively low magnification scope. Also, a lot depends on how you want to mount it; standard or scout style. Don't worry about recoil; the .45-70 recoil isn't sharp enough to be problematic for scopes. A pistol scope like the Leupold EER 1.5 - 4 or so would be perfect in a scout type set up.
LOL, 10-4 on the sighting in .

Link Posted: 12/4/2009 4:00:54 AM EDT
I promise I'll sight it in lol
Link Posted: 12/5/2009 10:04:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2009 10:05:25 AM EDT by ATXShooter]
what about this one?????
Nikon Monarch 2-8x
Link Posted: 12/5/2009 12:36:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ATXShooter:
what about this one?????
Nikon Monarch 2-8x


I think 8x is more than you'll need.

But how are you planning on mounting this scope?

Link Posted: 12/5/2009 5:50:56 PM EDT
I was planning to mount it on the receiver, I have an aimpoint mounted scout style on my ak and it's ok but I think with this rifle I would prefer the scope farther back I'll probably use a one piece scope mount from leupold and weaver rings
Link Posted: 12/5/2009 11:42:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ATXShooter:
I was planning to mount it on the receiver, I have an aimpoint mounted scout style on my ak and it's ok but I think with this rifle I would prefer the scope farther back I'll probably use a one piece scope mount from leupold and weaver rings


In that case, I think it'll work for you just fine.
Link Posted: 12/6/2009 8:07:14 PM EDT
I put a older 1.5x5 Leupold on my 1895G.  Good low powder for close shots in the brush and still enough for 150 yards shots.  So far I have been happy with this set up.
Link Posted: 12/7/2009 5:10:19 PM EDT
I use a 4x12. Used to have a 1.5x4.5. I NEVER had the thing set at anything other than 4.5. So now I use 4x for hunting and 12x for the range.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 5:19:42 PM EDT
my wife bought me a 3x9-40 vortex diamond back and a dednutz mount for x-mas we will see how it works out....i didnt ask for that scope by the way i asked for the 1.75x5 diamond back but she thought bigger was better lol oh well
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