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Facing Facts #7697435 12/24/19 01:47 PM
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My vision has deteriorated as I age. I put a Leupold FX-2 on a 336 35 Remington and it is great. Now I’m considering a scope on my 1894 45 Colt. What’s on the market that is smaller than the FX-2 and of good optical quality. Obviously I’ll not be dialing a 45 Colt but if I’m going to scope it I want to get all the advantages of low light use. It doesn’t have to be a fixed power I’m very open to a 1-4 or 2-7. I just want small.

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I think your best shot is the Leupold FX II 2.5x20mm. Everything else is large enough that it ruins the balance of a good lever gun.


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I went ahead and put the horse before the cart and ordered the Talley LW lows plus a spur for the hammer. Looks like the 2.5x20 can be had for $269 so I’ll get it on the way. Now I actually can tune a load since I can see what I’m doing. It will be used for walking plus two different feeders at 50 yards or less.

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I have 2-7X32 scopes on my levers that are scoped, that size scope seems a good compromise to me, small light weight and gets me with my old eyes able to see hogs at 50 yards on a full moon night without lights or shoot at start or end of legal shooting time. THe last Lupy 1.5-4X20 did not quite get me there. Hope your new scope does all you want to do and then some.

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Kmon1 that’s what I’m worried about but the scope syncerus suggested best fits my goals. I did some research and the FX-2 is the best glass I can get in that size at any reasonable price. Minox has a very nice discontinued one but it comes in at $1200 which is a good ways outside of my price range for a lever 45 Colt. I can suck it up and get the bigger objective FX-2 and have everything but the low profile I want for the 1894. If I had a back up plan for the Minox I might be more inclined to try it.


It is a very nice scope although slightly bigger.

https://www.samplelist.com/minox-1-5x24-ze5i-30mm-riflescope-demo-b.html?___SID=U

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I put a Leupold on my .45 Colt. Good eye relief, didn't need to add a hammer spur, either.

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Dennis how is the check weld on that. I had to put a pad on my 35 Remington.

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