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#6998803 - 12/16/17 11:59 AM What scope won’t look out of place on a lever?
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Just picked up a Henry .357 lever action. It’s the steel version, not brass. 16” round barrel. I fully intend to hunt with it at sub 100 yard ranges, and would like to scope it. I want to buy new (hard time trusting used lower end optics). I also want it to look “right”. Thinking a short tube 1-4x20 or 32 or something along those lines. Sub $250. Not interested in “saving a little more” or stretching the budget. Thinking a Leupold may do the trick if I can find one in budget.


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#6998835 - 12/16/17 12:35 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Leupold would work or the Burris MTAC. I have a old Leupold VX3 1-4 high polish on a very old Marlin 39A and it’s a fantastic setup. They compliment each other very well.

I know it may look a little different, but for under 100yards, I strongly consider a red dot. Something along the size of a Vortex Sparc or Sig Romeo


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#6998857 - 12/16/17 01:09 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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I think that a lot depends on how you want to use the rifle. For all around use, I think one of the 1-4x small objective scopes makes a great deal of sense. For short range use, I think the red dot makes a great deal of sense. That said, a Leupold 36mm 6x has a modest profile and will allow a little more precise shot placement, if you're willing to give up the wide field of the lower powered units.
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#6998880 - 12/16/17 01:34 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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#6998904 - 12/16/17 02:11 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Red dot or a fixed 6

Lots of garbage out there at $250

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#6998982 - 12/16/17 04:14 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Red dot or a fixed 6

Lots of garbage out there at $250


Plenty of more than serviceable scopes also.
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#6999007 - 12/16/17 04:48 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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I'd go fixed 2.5x or 3x. You may take a shot at 100 yards or even further, but consider the size of the animal.
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#6999012 - 12/16/17 04:55 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Earliest Weaver you can find. 4X or less.
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#6999015 - 12/16/17 04:57 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Those old Weavers are hard to beat. A little on the heavy side for what they are, but no deal breaker IMO.
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#6999088 - 12/16/17 06:16 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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There aren’t any. There’s plenty that will work, but they all look out of place.

Unless you can find an old school scope like Blondie had. Then, it would look pretty cool, but only because of Clint Eastwood.
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#6999321 - 12/17/17 12:13 AM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Earliest Weaver you can find. 4X or less.


This...my great uncle gave me an old marlin 3030. Has an original weaver 4 power. Looks great and fits all my needs..

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#6999361 - 12/17/17 06:30 AM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Earliest Weaver you can find. 4X or less.


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Got one on dad's Savage 99, in .243 Win.
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#6999646 - 12/17/17 11:19 AM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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The good ol' days. My uncle and I would buy K4s and drive five miles down to the Weaver factory and have them set the parallax on them for 60 yards. We used em on 10-22s for slaughtering jackrabbits, and very effectively, at that.

The old El Paso Weavers were good scopes. I'm hearing good things about some of the newer upper end Weavers, too.
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#6999784 - 12/17/17 12:13 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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After some thinking, decided I’m worried less about how it looks. It can always be taken off later. Leaning towards an athalon 1-4
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#6999847 - 12/17/17 01:44 PM Re: What scope won’t look out of place on a lever? [Re: Tff caribou]
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VX-2 1-4x20, VX-2 2-7x33 or Fullfield II 2-7x35.
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