Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Bartojc, May 31, 2022.
Still with the low powered optic that has a decent eye box, like that leopold your considering, having my head float around isn't that big a deal.
Did you mean Natchez Shooters Supplies instead of Midway? ATK discontinued Weaver scopes in 2019 but still make a few which are sold exclusively through Natchez.
Yeah, could have been Natchez. Hard to find that scope any longer. Damn shame, as it is a good one for it's intended purpose.
I can run Warne QR low rings with the one inch tube VX 1.5X4.
Looks like you removed the rear site ? Did you need to do it for scope clearance or did you just want to do it for aesthetics ?
I did the same with my Marlin and Leupold LPVO. Rear sight came off for scope clearance. Front sight came off for looks. There isn't much sense having a front sight if you don't have a rear one.
Another thing to consider. Look into buying a hammer extension while you go ring shopping. Scopes on lever guns don't leave a whole lot of thumb room to manipulate the hammer.
. Then last year The rules changed and shooting hours were extended to 30 min. before sunrise to 30 min. after sunset. Put on a 1-8x Vortex with a 30 mm tube and illuminated reticle that I had laying around not being used. Went to the illuminated reticle for the low light opportunities that might occur with extended shooting hours. Sits a bit higher than the Leupold but I discovered I can still shoot it good without a cheek riser. Never got to use the reticle illumination yet as I filled a doe tag with it in the middle of the afternoon at 75-100 yds. with the scope at 3X. so I'm confident in the scope location & height. North Borders's 1-4x Vortex in post #10 would be ideal for the OP's requirements and after mounting as low as possible ( don't forget the hammer extension) I would make a cheek riser decision after doing some actual shooting with it. Here's the same Marlin with its current Vortex scope and it seems to be doing fine without a cheek riser; at least for me...
The way that rig looks, I don't think anything was done in the name of aesthetics.
I am certainly not an authority on what “looks good” . LOL
I know what I like but not everyone is the same.
To keep the sleek profile of a lever gun I would not go larger than a one inch tube and the straight tube LPVO scopes are real nice and low and do not interfere with the rear sight.
This is basically where I’ve landed. Having second thoughts about scoping it at all. I think I’ll see how I shoot it without optics, it will likely be adding the scope eventually.
With Warne QR mounts you can have your cake and eat it to, with or without. The Leupold QR mounts are good too but I like the vertical split of the Warne rings and the no tools required. Return to zero is more than good enough for our lever guns (and most other guns too). I just cannot see well enough, especially in dim light, anymore to really not use a scope.
If you want something conventional, I put a 1-3X Weaver on my .357 lever gun a while back. Nice little package, but I doubt you can even find those any more.
In any case, taking size and weight into consideration, I'd stick to looking at nothing more than a 4X. a 2X if you can find a nice one.
I went with the Vx-Freedon 1.5-4 with the Henry/Tally mount. Its pretty low, but not low enough. I had made up some test loads and after getting on paper at 25 moved to 50 yards to confirm. I could barely get consistent enough at 50 to say I was consistent at all. Never mind the test loads. I believe my head is just too high off the stock and wobbling around up there.
I see the Beartooth comb riser you have. Anything bad to say about it ? Would you recommend one ? I like the idea that they come with different foam inserts so you can set it up as you like. I think I need something like this.
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