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     I recently picked up a 77/44 all weather.  Short, super light (5.25 lbs),  and good looking.  I want to put a scope on it but want to keep it small to maintain the "carbine" look and balance.  A few things to keep in mind:  Because of the fixed ruger system rings, I need a minimum of about 4.56 mounting length.  Recoil is surprisingly stout so I would like some decent eye relief.  I would  like to keep the overall length under 11 inches (around 10 would be better).  There is not a lot of clearance for the bolt handle so the smaller the ocular lens the better.  A fixed 4 power would be fine but a variable of 1.75-4 or 2-7  would also be fine.  I'm not sure how I feel about  a straight tube-I was considering a burris timberline 4x20.  Do small objective lenses really hurt low light performance a lot?  OK, in no particular order, here is a list of a few scopes I am interested in:
My first choice was the sightron sii4x32 but i just realized the mounting length is too short. 
Vortex diamondback 1.75-5x32- probably my first choice at the moment but not very much eye relief.
Burris timberline 4x20- good eye relief, nice and short, really small ocular lens-but its a straight tube?  I like the timberline 2-7x26 but again, too short a mounting length.
bushnell trophy (xlt) 1.75-4x32- longer than the others, probably not as good quality, decent eye relief.
Was also looking at the leupold fixed 4x or ultralight 2-7.  The others I listed can all be had for $200 or less but the leupolds will be $300.  If you say its worth it though, i'll pony up.  These are just the ones I have been looking at.  If there are better choices, please suggest them.  Thanks for taking the time to read this long post and reply.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/21/2010 at 12:00
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Points: 1456 I think you would be very happy with this one...nice and compact, plenty of eye relief and you are getting a whole lot of scope for the money! I have that exact rifle and it is a pleasure to carry and shoot! Welcome to the OT!
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If you happen to like the Burris timberline,you might want to do a search for the  scope they called the magnum,same as the timberline but made to ride on big bangers.I sold mine as it was only a 4x & I wanted a little more magnification.
They stopped making them about 2 yrs ago but I do see them from time to time for sale.Probably get them for $175-$200
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/23/2010 at 08:20
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Weaver Calssic V 2.5x7x32 would be a good choice too.
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