A 3.5x35 ACOG is the best of all worlds unless you are talking really long range. I'm in the military and have used them downrange. I would take it over an Aimpoint, Eotech or regular scope for combat situations any day of the week. Low light (no battery), highlight, close or far, it's what you want. It's range estimation (which ever line is the same length as an average man's chest is what distance you are away from him) is quick and easy. The higher price, while hard for most people to afford, is easily justified with the performance of the optic.
I just can't see it on a lever action though...
The Jeep has been a lot of fun, but time to come back to my first hobby.. shooting.