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Old March 12th, 2018, 03:06 PM #1
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Scout Scope Recommendation for .44 Rifle

That pretty much says it all. Looking to put a scout scope on a Marlin .44. I've never used a scout scope before. What should I look for? What should I avoid?

Pros/Cons?

Any advice is appreciated
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This is the best scout scope for the money that I have found for my Rossi 92 .44 Mag. I have loaded it up to max with 300 grain bullets and plenty of H110 and it never blinked. I have tried others but this has excellent eye relief for the lever action rifle.

I have a question for you. Isn't your Marlin drilled and tapped on the receiver? If so, why do you want a scout set up?
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I have a Leupold FX-II on a Garand using an Ultimak scout mount. The scope holds up very well to the battering of 168 grain 30-06 rounds, better than my shoulder does.
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Thanks for the feedback, guys.


Yeah, Allen, it's hard to go wrong with Leupold. I'll check that one out.

John, I don't see what scope you are talking about. Is there an image or something I am not getting?

And the reason I am going with a scout scope is because the rifle is being converted into a takedown.
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Any thoughts on using a scout scope? Pros/cons?
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Sorry, I guess the link got dropped. Here it is.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/22...-7x-32mm-matte

I only use a LER scope because I have to. If I was shooting a Marlin, I would have it drilled and tapped for a standard eye relief scope. LER scopes do work but a standard scope gives you a better picture and is faster to put into use unless the LER is a 1 to 1 scope.
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