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Scope for Marlin 1895g in 45/70

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Scope for Marlin 1895g in 45/70

Postby Lefty on Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:47 pm

I'm looking for the best scope for my new 1895g. I'm wanting something that I can pick up the animal and get on target in a hurry. I have been advised to get a low powered scope, and also to get a red dot scope such as the Bushnell scope which has three different size dots plus crosshairs that can be dialed in. I've been told that a larger dot can pretty much cover an animal as distances increase, so I should use the smallest I can get. I am also concerned about eye relief and hammer clearance.
Your expert advice will be appreciated

Postby Max Optics on Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:13 pm

Well to start off I would say a red dot scope will not work well unless you are shooting at the target form less then 75 yards. Red Dot scopes are meant for very short range like in urban combat situations that is less then 40 yards distance. I personally would go with an AMTc Professional 5x33L Illuminated Reticle Rifle Scope located here, This scope has low power of only 5x. It has a very nice illuminated reticle with windage and bullet drop compensation built in. You can dim or brighten the reticle and not many other scopes have this feature. It only costs $198.99 and this is a great value considering all you are getting out of it. I hope this helps y out. Thank you!
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Postby jhulett1 on Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:44 pm

If your going to go with the red dot scope get one that is large 30mm-35mm. The problem with the dot scope is that the further away you get the more that dot will cover up....not for precision shooting! Like what has been said if you are shooting out to 75 yards...then great otherwise go with a low power variable ie..1.5x4, 1.75x6. They are a little faster to handle and will give you better light gathering.