Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Blkhrt13, May 7, 2022.
I run a 4-20 on my current muzzleloader lol.....my go too tho ar 2-7s 3-9s for muzzys.
For a lever tho i agree any if of the "sporting/hunting" 1-4 straight tubes would be nice. My major issues with optics on lever funs is the stock is set up for irons so any scope will raise your head.
Less you gotta go up, less you need to raise the comb.
Congrats on the Handi, I wouldn't mind having a .45-70 barrel for mine.
If you've never tried 1X it is an eye opener. You can get on target much faster than even 2X, faster than irons or dot sights. And 4X on the upper end is enough scope for at least 200-yard shots at big game. You only really need more magnification if shooting varmints or expect shots at ranges over 200ish yards. It is possible to shoot MOA with 1X for each 100 yards. 2X for each 100 yards is plenty
And it is 3-9X40. No such thing as 3X9X40
Those types of scopes are ready made for a lever gun.
I must not have been paying attention because I didn't know Weaver was making the low power straight tubes again. I think that a straight tube scope just looks right on a lever gun. I was going to recommend trying to find a K-series 2.5 or 3x on eBay or Gunbroker or the like. The Accutracs are the most modern and probably the most reliable. I don't think you'll be handicapped at the ranges those rifles were designed for.
I don't believe Weaver makes them anymore either. Mine is an older one, not sure of the year, but, it has "Japan" marked on it, so, it is one of the better models. I fact, I have three Weaver's marked as such: the 1-3x20mm, K4 on my Mod 94 30-30 and a 3-9x38 thats in my safe. All excellent glass. You can still find them, just a little digging involved.
That was why I went with the M8 4x as well, there is enough eye relief that it can be mounted in front of the hammer so no extension is needed.
I went and looked them up. They have an older one that was only two bills. But they upped the price with the newer version.
Weaver discontinued these (the Japan-made 1-3x20) about three or four years ago. Natchez had them on super-sale at the time so I got on for a CZ carbine. They're really small and light and have classic lines. Even the turret caps are shorter than most other brands and don't protrude to catch on things. Can still find them used if you don't mind searching for a while.
Yessir, that is the one. I may find another and put it on my Mod 94 and put the K4 on someting else.
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