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I have just come across a decent deal on a new marlin 444. I am looking for input into scope selection. As most of you guys know I like 6x fixed scopes,however I have not had any experience with a scope on a lever gun and I don't plan on using the iron sights, so any and all info will be relevent. (fix or variable). The shots will be 100yds or less in brush and swamp areas.

 

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i would recommend a 4x scope - maybe a 4x32 or a 4x40 (nikon monarch UCC is great) -

 

i have one on my 30/30 and love it.

 

if you are gonna be stand hunting i think 4x is perfect for under 100 yrds.

 

if you are gonna be on the ground or stalking - maybe a 1.5-6x40 would be better.

 

or a 1.5-4x20.

 

good luck and have fun w/ that gun, it's a gooden.

i know you'll get many mixed reviews on this topic - but there are some folks on here that have

more experience w/ brush guns than i.

 

let us know what you decide.

 

J

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Don't stand hunt so will reserve comment on the fixed 4X but agree with the low power variable choice.  I would be looking for a small lightweight variable (1-4X) so you don't mess with the handling characteristics of your lever rifle too much.  Just a personal issue but I don't like the look of a handy rifle topped by a big clunky scope, especially if used for walking.
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Has anybody had experience with weaver 4 or 6x scopes? How do they compare to the Nikon Monarch or how about smaller variables like the 2-7x36?

 

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I know you said not irons, but Wild West has a nice ghost ring.  I have one on my .357 Marlin.

 

Now, a lever gun gun can be a pussy cat or a mule depending on how the stock fits you and how much lead you are addicticed to.  I'd look at the 1.5 to 6 variable range.  Kahles and Zeiss have some fixed 4x that have a wider field of view which is handy for as close as you will be, but you trade some eye relief.

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