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I bought a new Winchester 1885 in 45-70 and love it.
The idea was to try to stalk deer or elk witht he idea of taking them with open sights.
I have purchased, installed and sighted in a new Skinner Peep sight.
It is a very nice product and Andy is a dream to work with.
I have it zeroed it @ 2"' high at a hundred yards but with my 59 year old eyes I am not happy with the groups.
I know I am accustomed to some fine Zeiss and Leupold scopes and a peep sight is not near as accurate.

I feel like I am not giving this gun a fair chance and think I need to install a scope.

I am considering the Nikon Monarch 2x8x32 or Leupold VX3 in 2x7x33.

I do not plan to shoot over 200 yards.

What would you recommend for a beautiful 1885?

Thanks!
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  How about something small and simple like a Leupold FX-II  2.5x20 with the Heavy Duplex reticle?
 
  I've got an older version (M8 Compact) that I keep set up for a spare for my 9.3 Mauser.  Really,for big game at reasonable ranges it would be all I'd need for my primary scope.
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On my 1885 low wall (.243) I put a gloss Leupy 2.5-8 X 36. It's just about right size wise, and the gloss scope looks nifty along with the polished bluing on the rifle. Big Grin BTW, welcome to the OT Forum. Great place here.

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