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Old June 19, 2017, 01:09 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by ilmonster View Post
Congrats on the new 1895, they're great rifles. On my 22" 1895, I have a Vortex Diamondback HP 2-8x32 mounted on an EGW rail. Good enough to hit 200 yd. steel on my local range, and dialed down (2,3 or 4 power) would be a great hunting scope. Also, mounting on a rail give you a lot of flexibility on fore/aft movement of the scope.

I'm kinda stuck on a Leupold VX-2 2-7x33 right now...
anything on Tru-glo scopes?
Also interested in Sig Sauer optics, I know they build quality firearms but I have never heard much of there optics.
It's tapped for a rail I have to get one though.

Vortex builds a very nice scope from what I've heard to

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Old October 5, 2017, 08:42 AM   #27
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The Leupold would work just as well as a Vortex.

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Old October 7, 2017, 11:20 PM   #28
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That Leupold would be a great choice for that rifle. My dad has the same gun in 450 Marlin and he loves it. I could hand load for it, but he is content with the 325 FTX Levlution? loads.

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Old October 7, 2017, 11:40 PM   #29
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Did some hunting with my grandfather in Freehold back in the 50's.

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Old October 8, 2017, 10:44 AM   #30
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Don't forget about the Redfield Revolution in 2-7x33. It's a Leupold Rifleman with different badging. With a little searching around, they can be had for $150. The Sig scopes I have looked at didn't have the kind of eye relief I would want in a 45-70 scope.
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Old October 8, 2017, 12:25 PM   #31
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The Marlin 1895s in .45-70 are great guns, and fun. Handloads with the Hornady 300 grain hollow points or 350 grain flat points are all you'll need in the Catskills. Wild West Guns in Anchorage, AK can rechamber it for the .457 Mag., if you decide you want more excitement!
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Old October 8, 2017, 02:03 PM   #32
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Love the screen name... grin

I have the same rifle...45-70
what ever scope you get... make sure you have 2.5 or MORE inches of eye relief! Don't ask

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