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Marlin 1894 .44 Mag: Red dot or scope

Postby biggdogg11 on Thu May 29, 2014 12:35 pm

Looking for either a red dot or scope for a Marlin 1894 .44 magnum. Primary use is hunting deer in NC will some target practice in-between.
Wooded areas, very dense in some, and a few smaller fields. Mostly hunting from stands but occasional ground blind or stalk.
Need a magnification of 2 or 3 at a low end - my eyesight is fading.
Max range would be 125 yards.
Price range up to around $150.
Thanks.
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Re: Marlin 1894 .44 Mag: Red dot or scope

Postby Steven_L on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:32 pm

Try the Bushnell 1.5-6x44. The XLT is a very good scope for the money that fits your application well. The huge-for-magnification objective will allow a giant 7.33 exit pupil, more than your older eyes (like mine, I presume) can dilate to. Great choice for low light with plenty of magnification for the .44.
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Re: Marlin 1894 .44 Mag: Red dot or scope

Postby eveyoz on Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:32 am

I was just about to ask a similar question. Could you recommend a red dot too?
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Re: Marlin 1894 .44 Mag: Red dot or scope

Postby Steven_L on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:38 am

Yes! Try the Vortex Strikefire with the low mount. Super strong and clear, with a nice round dot. Small and lightweight. Nice choice.
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