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Posted: 2/2/2006 8:17:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 9:35:54 AM EDT by tiger85]
I just bought a new 450 Marlin guide gun to be my new hog gun. I was wondering if anyone has one. And what kind of scope do you use. I was amazed that the recoil was not as bad as expected. I like the open sites, but the radias is just too close together for longer shots.
Thank you for any help.
Ihttp://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c102/tiger85/guns/450Marlin1.jpg'm ready to see it flip a hog off of it's feet!!!!
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c102/tiger85/guns/450Marlin2.jpg
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:39:47 AM EDT
I don't have an answer for you except for one comment: Post a pic! I really like those Marlin lever actions.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:45:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 9:47:08 AM EDT by 3-gun]
Before you go for a scope, take a look at the Williams foolproof type rear sight with a Hi-Viz front sight. light,fast. jmo
edit to add,you will gain @8 to 10" of sight radias by going to peep sights.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:52:26 AM EDT
Weaver V3 is a very nice scope for lever guns, 1-3x variable. I have one of these on a 357 Marlin.

The Tasco Titan is a great scope too, this is what I have on my Marlin 45-70. I have the 1-4.5x Titan, it's a 30mm scope so rings will cost a couple bucks more but it's a great scope.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:56:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3-gun:
Before you go for a scope, take a look at the Williams foolproof type rear sight with a Hi-Viz front sight. light,fast. jmo
edit to add,you will gain @8 to 10" of sight radias by going to peep sights.



Not a bad idea, I alway like peep sights. I mounted a Burris Short Mag 4x on one and liked it.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 1:00:04 PM EDT
Leupold VX-III 1.75-6 or 1.5-5......

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:51:15 PM EDT
I have a couple of the Guide Guns, I have the Williams Aperature and orange Blade on one of them. I like it, it is very fast but not very precise. I am puting a Leupold VX 11 1x4 on the second gun. I have used this on my 50 BeoWulf and I really like it.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:04:47 PM EDT
I have a Kahle's 1.4-4x30 scope on my Marlin 1895 45-70. If you are going to scope a lever action, get a straight tube one. They look good together.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:31:05 PM EDT
leupold 1x4 20mm scope is all you'll need,i have one on my 44mag 1894 and 45-70 1895G.Perfect scope for leverguns,nice and compact!
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 4:34:33 PM EDT
send it to yost bonitz
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 9:36:40 AM EDT
Thanks guys. I'm going to try it out this weekend.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 9:53:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 9:54:21 AM EDT by Warhawk]
What did you end up with for a scope? My buddy has a .450 just like yours.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:07:37 PM EDT
I have not made up my mind yet. I'm going to use the open sights this weekend. Between the rifle and ammo I've already got a grip of $$$$ into it. Over a $ per pull of the trigger. I need to put off some .223 to make me feel better.
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