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Old May 9, 2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Scope for .45-70?

Looking for suggestions for affordable optics suitable for Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70. Preferably in the $200-300 range.
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Old May 9, 2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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you said preferably 200-300 so I'm going to give my opinion that doesn't fit. Leupold 1.5x5.
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Old May 9, 2010, 11:02 PM   #3
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45/70 scope

I have a 1.5x5 Leupold on one of mine and a Burris scout scope on the other.
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Old May 10, 2010, 06:47 AM   #4
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Nikon. A Monarch 3x9 should be close to your $300 top end price. Great scope for the money and in that same price point, much clearer and brighter than either a Leupold or Zeiss in my opinion. I've got one on my Ruger No. 1 45-70 and scope has held up well to the recoil and has retained it's zero.

If that is still a bit much for you, the Nikon Buckmaster is a good choice as well.
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