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Looking to scope a 45-70 guide gun w/ XS lever rail.  My first choice is the Millett DMS because of the true 1x and I like the one on my 16" AR.  After looking around I see there are a lot of 1x? variable power scopes out there.  Any one have their favorite in this price range?  (already have 30mm rings) 
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You need a variable?

I have a 4X IOR hunter on my 45/70 and really, really like it.

I hear great things about the Bushnell 1-4 and Trijicon makes a great 1-4 with tritium illumination, so no on/off switch.


I had the Millett DMS for a year or so, not bad; if you like the one you have, get another.  For the money, it is a good scope.
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Weaver Classic Extreme 30mm tube iluminated dot.1-5 power also a nice scope for an AR type.
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This rail system?  FOR SCOUT SCOPE
282141A0951 XS Sight Systems Scope Mount                                                                                            XS Sight Systems Scope Mount
  • Marlin 1895
  • Matte
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If so it is designed for a scout scope set up and you only have two traditional optic choices
the Leupold
LEU58810 Leupold 2.5x28 FX-II Scout Scope                                                                                        Leupold 2.5x28 FX-II Scout Scope
  • Matte
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Multi-Coat 4 Lens System
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or the Burris;
200269 Burris 2.75x20 Scout Scope                                                                                              Burris 2.75x20 Scout Scope
  • Matte
  • Heavy Plex
  • 1"
SWFA: $249.95
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Or a red dot where eye relief isnt an issue.
11417 Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight                                                                                      Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight
  • Matte
  • 2 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
SWFA: $373.95
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since you already bought 30mm rings and the other two scopes are one inch tubes I'd say buy the aimpoint it's better than the millett.


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"This rail system? " 
This one gives lots of room for whatever:




MARLIN 1895/336/308MX LEVER RAIL

Would like the 1x for walking/hunting and the
4x for in the stand.

I'll look at the suggestions given.

Thanks.
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Take a look and read this article;
 
"gunblast.com"..........click "archives"..........scroll down to March 10. `09.
 
Good piece about the Marlin 45-70 GG by Jeff Quinn which includes the rail system and the scope. 
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One that's piqued my interest is the Nikon Monarch African 1-4x20. It looks like it should have plenty of eye relief but I haven't seen one yet.

Nikon 1-4x20 Monarch African Riflescope                                                                                 Nikon 1-4x20 Monarch African Riflescope
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  • German #4
  • 1"
  • Free Lens Covers
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If that's too rich then Weaver V3 1-3x20 should be a good choice. It just doesn't have a lot of eye relief. You probably won't be shooting a 45-70 far enough to need more than 3x magnification and it's hard to beat the bang for the buck on these.

Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V Rifle Scope                                                                                     Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
SWFA: $149.95
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Have the weaver v3 posted above on a very simular marlin .444, its been great!
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The Nikon African is a little more than I was planning on spending but if the glass is as good as the 4.5-14 SF Monarch on my 17MkIV it would be worth it.  Illuminated would be nice but not necessary - how is the glass in the Bushnell Trophy 1-4?  The Weaver 1-3 has only 3" of eye relief and I worry about hotter loads and recoil. (Millett /3.5"  Bushnell/3.5" Nikon/4")  Then again the Scout concept is interesting . . . . .  Leaning towards the Nikon and really appreciate the input.  Yippee
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Would I even notice any difference between the 1" tube and the 30mm tube?
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Leupold 1-4 shotgun (thick) reticle, works very nice, easy to pick up the crosshair even in thick stuff. 
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Hound...............The glass on the Nikon African should be as good as was on my 2.5-8x28 Monarch EER scout that I sold, which was excellent. Imo, it is worth the price.
 
The Bushnell Trophy is not the optical quality of a Nikon Monarch!
 
For a variable, the 1x4 magnification is about as good as it gets for a 45-70, if you go with a conventionally mounted scope.
 
If you choose an EER scout scope, the 2.75x Burris is a great alternative to the more expensive 2.5x FX11 Leupold scout.   
 
Although very fast acquiring, the dis-advantage with the scout scopes is their lack of FOV. But with the capability of leaving your non-aiming eye open too, that will compensate for the lack of FOV when looking through the scope with your aiming eye.
 
You need to decide on the version; conventional or scout scope.
 
For the reduced price, I`d stick with a 1" tube. The 30mm tubes are more money!
 
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I put the Leupold Scout Scope on mine and am loving it.  For in the brush I personally thing the acquisition time is faster with the scout scope because I can keep both eyes open.  Plus for the ranges you shoot with the 45/70, you really don't need high top end magnification.
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I would take a real hard look at these.  I have the 1-4 and it seems to be a good solid scope at a really good price for one with illumination, plus it's 30mm.
731424M Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                                 Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm
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731642M Bushnell 1.5-6x42 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                               Bushnell 1.5-6x42 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope
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  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm
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I have the Trophy 1.75-4x32 on my carbine and have been very happy with it.  I can't give you a comparison to the Monarch or Weaver however.
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I ordered the Bushnell 1-4 30mm and I'll let you know how it works.

Thanks for the help!
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I stumbled on this thread while just browsing various topics, but it turned out to be very useful. I have a 45-70 guide gun as well that desperately needs to be rescoped (I stuck a 3x9x40 nikon on it because it was all I had at the time). But it is obviously waaaaaaay to much scope and severely limits fast acquisition and ability to follow running game which is the whole reason I bought the rifle. Whatever
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hound, will be especially interested to know how you like the illuminated reticle.
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