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    Posted: October/20/2011 at 08:54
What would be the best all around scope for a Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70? I was thinking an Aimpoint... what do you guys think? 
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i have a weaver v7 on mine
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A low power variable, something in the 1-4x20 range would be great.
 
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What is it going to be used for?
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I plan to use the gun for big game hunting, occasionally for coyotes, and to shoot at the range. I was looking at Aimpoints and Trijicons but was wondering what others thought would be best.
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I like the Super Sniper 1-4x24 and the Trijicon AccuPoint 1-4x24
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The Trijicon is a little short on eye relief in my opinion for a beast like the 45-70.  I have bad both the SS and Accupoint, both excellent scopes.  
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the weaver 1-3 doesn't have enough eye relief, i tried it. but the v7 has handled around a 100 handloads
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Put something with A LOT of eye relief on this. I had a Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70 and the muzzle had a tendency to jump, causing the scope to close the distance to my eye very quickly as a result of the way the gun recoiled. I had a Nikon 1x4x20 Monarch African on the rifle and I still got tapped several times depending on what position I shot the rifle in. 

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Lots of eye relief above all elseOuch
I'd look into one of the Scout Rifle scopes that mount in front of the reviever.
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Stick with the irons...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Stick with the irons...
That was my thought also I like iron sights on a lever action rifle. I guess if one used the low 30mm rings from LaRue one could quick detach an Aimpoint 9000L  and mount the scope forward but some rifle I just like the irons on this one in particular because the rear sight is a peep sight which works better for me at this age than the standard V rear sights.

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Irons x2...
 
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i have a 1.5-6 LPS on my guide gun, happy with that
no versatility, only weight with an aimpoint on that
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