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Can anyone say 45-70?

I have a marlin 1895GS. It currently wear XS ghosts. I purchased the barrel mounted scout rail. I cant decide which scope to put on top of it. My current thought's are lupy scout scope, burris scout scope and bushy 3200 2-632mm with 20 in eye relief.

I will use it mainly as a 200 yard max rifle for deer , Boar, and Black bear.

What are the pro's and con's of each?
I heard the Burris has a thicker cross hair which is easier on the eyes than the lupy.
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not a lot of difference except the over all length, which may have one stick out over the receiver more than you want. Scout rifle shooting is quite a bit different than just shooting with both eyes open such as a regular scope and both eye opens. scouts allow for a higher head position and less of the aiming eye canted across the bridge. The scope and mount on your  gun that does this the best is the best set up.  
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Elite 3200 has too much eye relief to be easily used for a scout.  Besides, I do not think you will ever need 6x in a scout setup, for any field shooting.  I would go with a dedicated scout scope, like Leupy or Burris.  I prefer Burris, but both are good.

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I guess that scout scopes are pretty much the same. It seems that only two decent scope companies make them I thought they were more popular. I think I'll try the Burris.
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Captain....................As explained over on the other site (OP), for your Marlin 45/70 guide gun, you really have only two logical and quality choices. The Burris 2.75X scout and the Leupold FX11 2.5X scout. The 3rd possible choice, the Nikon Monarch 2.5X8 that I also use as a scout scope, is better suited for my 300 WSM and not your 45/70..... Your shorter barreled Marlin guide gun, like my short barreled Ruger Frontier is designed for the same purpose. The only functional difference between the two, due to the caliber differences, is that your Marlin is for shorter range-hunting work.........As Ilya explained above, you cannot use the Elite 3200 pistol-revolver scope as a scout scope! Too much eye relief and won`t work. Secondly, even if it could work, a 2x6 variable for your 45/70 is not a good choice because you would be over-scoping your rifle, meaning your magnification would exceed the effective hunting range capabilities of your 45/70 cartridge!....Your rifle is designed for shorter range (200 yards or less) and quick target acquisition on medium to the largest of N/American big game........ Take some advice from someone with scout scope experience here and properly match the scope to your rifle and cartridge!.........There are no better two choices than the Burris scout or the Leupold scout. It is just a matter of personal preference as to which one you prefer. There are no real pros, cons or advantages that one would have over the other...............The KISS principle applies here! Project done!!.........Pick one, mount it up and go out and have some shooting fun!...................  
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Between Burris and Leupold Scout scopes, Leupold has a slightly larger sweetspot of head position, but Burris has a thicker and more visible reticle.  Pick whichever one is more important to you.

ILya
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Captain................It looks like that the Marlin 1895 GS may have a suitable recoil pad from the factory.........If not, then my suggestion would be to get the Limbsaver slip-on recoil pad. Makes a big difference in felt recoil. Leave it off for hunting, on at the range. Like me and probably even more so, you have a pretty hard shoulder thumper there!!!
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I'm going to look for a store that has both the Burris and the Lupy. Hopefully i can find one close.


Big squeeze......I have a Limbsaver slip on. I think i'll leave it on always because it makes the LOP better for me....I also installed the WWG Bear Proof extractor. WWG happy trigger and DRC Loop....This is by far my favorite gun. It is so fun to shoot and a pleasure to carry.Oh and fast to snap shoot!
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Well there ya go...........The good Captain is another compact rifle fan!!.... Hi performance BANG in a small package!............The Marlin guide is an excellent choice!
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 I really need to get one of those Marlins. So solid and totally devoid of plastic!

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