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Burris 2x7x32 Scout Scope on Marln 1895G 45-70
U T Posts: 423 Member
I've been looking for an excuse to do something to my Marlin 45-70, and Ohio has proposed allowing certain straight walled cartridges for deer hunting, and 45-70 was included. The proposal actually calls them pistol cartridges, but many are actually rifle cartridges, which kind of shows ignorance in the Ohio Division of Wildlife and along with that they are also proposing allowing both the 45 Colt and the 45 Long Colt, but I couldn't decide which of those 2 cartridges were better, so I settled on the 45-70. I ended up getting an XS Rail mount with Ghost Ring, Leupold QRW rings, and a Burris 2x7x32 Scout Scope. I haven't shot it yet with the new stuff, and am hopeful that the proposal passes.
i did the same with my Marlin 1894 in .44 Mag. Except that I mounted an AimPoint.
This would be the ticket if somebody had a 94 non Angle Eject Winchester. I've never seen one with a scout scope myself. Has anybody here seen one?
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
Pearson no drill tactical rail is one made, and would allow a Scout (intermediate eye relief) Scope. Other mounts are side mounted to the receiver, but you would have to use a standard type eye relief scope.
The XS rail mount I have on my Marlin would be too long for a pre 64. As you can see, it runs all the way down over the top of the receiver.
That is an awesome deer thumper.
Now I have an excuse to buy yet another 45-70, 'cause there's no way in heck the 1881 is going out in bad weather.
Also, UT, we need to meet up sometime. I've changed location, and my new digs are much more firearm friendly.
JB, yeah we'll have to meet up. I know we talked before about it, but we'll get it done. Check out the proposal, as you could also use a .444 marlin, and my nephew is talking about a .460 S&W barrel on his Thomson Pro Hunter which I'm told would out perform 45-70? A Sharps would be cool too.
THIRDED add pigs to the list of things to thump.
BTW, I love scout scoped rifles. Real interested in that variable Burris.
The only scopes that I could find in 2x7 scout/intermediate eye relief were the Burris or Leatherwood HiLux, and although the Leatherwood had good reviews, I didn't want to try it, and I don't think the field of view was as large. Other option was 2.5 Leupold fixed power, but to me is not enough magnification.
It has been 28 years since I lived in Ohio, but they never seemed to have the pig problems we have in the South.
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