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Poll Question: Which of the following for a .44 mag?
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Hi folks,

Looking for a fairly long eye relief scout scope for mounting in front of the action on my 1892 clone .44 mag.

Seems I need at least 8-9" of eye relief.

Seems Leupold or Burris are the most obvious choices but happy to take advice!

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I'd be inclined to go with the Loopy based on the extra 8mm of objective, but I'm no expert on scout scopes.
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I voted for Burris, since it has a bolder reticle, but both work fine.

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Both of those will work, but I like this one the best on a lever action. 

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I would say the FOV on the scope Skylar brought up make s it a nice choice. I voted Leupy for a similar reason.
The Burris reticle is bold, though...............darn
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Both of those will work, but I like this one the best on a lever action. 


That is a very nice scope, but it is substantially bigger than the fixed power versions.  I have not had a chance to experiment with that too much, but I would have to think it that for some of the lighter rifles, it will make a difference for balance.

I have been planning to do an article on scout scopes for a couple of years now, but I can never quite get to it.  Maybe this year.

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Tried the VXR. Nice scope but the eye relief (6” - 6.9”) is a little short if you have to mount the optic in front of the action due to top eject.

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Also Ilya has a point re balance.

On top of my 20” bbl take down it did make the rifle feel decidedly top heavy.

It is a nice scope. I just sold mine to someone for their 450 Marlin. The guy has an XS Sights scope rail on order so should be a sweet set up.

Scrummy

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