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Looking to replace my 4x Leupold on my Marlin 45-70.  Don't care for the FX2 glass and 4x is just to much mag for my wants all the time.

I want a scope with the objective the same size as the tube.  I want a variable 1ish to 4ish-5ish.  I want something with 4ish inches of eye relief.  Under $600.  Something with a bold reticle.  Ill does not matter either way to me.

As of right now, the most fitting scope I can think of is the Leupold VX3 1.5-5x with bold dupelx.

What other options can you guys think of. 

Thanks

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they also make a 1.75x6 vx3 with the heavy duplex. if your interested, maybe a nikon african??
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Wow, so what make the 30mm African cost nearly 3 times the 1" version?
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ive  wondered the same thing ever since they hit the market, you tell me and we will both be happyBig Grin
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Why not wait for the 1-4 SS?
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3.3 inches of eye relief but  may work
Bushnell 1.25-4x24 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
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minox za5 1.5-8x32

has ">4 inches" of eye relief.

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the other ones have 30mm tubes and 24mm obj lens....big deal.
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I definitely want the SS, just not for my 45-70.  Don't need the big knobs for a close range hunting gun.

The 4200 would be perfect, if it were not for the eye relief.  By the time I put a butler creek cap on it will be under 3 inches.  Not enough on a heavy kicker. 

The minox looks nice, but it has the flared objective, so does not fit in my list of wants.  Plus it has more magnification than I want.  To much will make me want to shoot the 45-70 father than I should.  Bucky
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 I know it's well under your budget but........
 
 Then there's this:
 
 
  


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I like that Weaver.  It looks like it fits the bill.
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