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scout scope on a 1895 marlin.anyone use them?
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Don`t own a Marlin, but I use a scout scope on my rifle!....Any particular question you had in mind??? 
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Which one do you use? Do you get a good field of view? Would you recommend a ier or eer ,does either one make much of a difference? 

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Hogger............For my scout scope, I use the Nikon Monarch, 2.5X8 EER, UCC (Ultra Clear Coat)...It is one of 2 scopes that I use for the same rifle; an M77 Ruger Frontier, 16.5" barreled compact in the 300 WSM. One scope is mounted conventionally over the action and the Nikon scout is mounted on the barrel forward of the action. I switch them over as I need to do so...........The scout scopes are designed for quick target acquisition while keeping both the eyes open. The advantage of both eyes open is, while one eye looks through the scope, the other is able to see the area of the target which makes for the quicker acquisition...... The scout FOV is not as good as a conventional scope and is not designed to be. But! That extra FOV is not needed for the scouts because you are able to keep both eyes open in the first place, which makes up for the lack of FOV through the scope. At the same range in my variable Nikon, as the magnification increases, the FOV decreases. For the fixed power scouts, the FOV increases as the range to target increases..............Since my rifle is also a long range shooter for game, where a higher variable is needed, I do not recommend using the Nikon variable for your Marlin; too much magnification and would not be needed at ranges less than 300 yards........... There are only two other great quality scout scopes that I know of. The first is the 2.5X Leupold FX11 and the 2.75X Burris scout. On your Marlin, either of these would be mounted foward of the ejection port, offer the right eye relief and give a good field of view at the shorter ranges. Both of those are IER......... My Nikon is EER and because of that, I can also mount it as a handgun scope on my 4" barreled S&W 500 mag. As such, my Nikon serves a dual purpose, a handgun scope and as a rifle scout scope!..........For your 1895 model Marlin, which would either be chambered in the 450 Marlin or the 45/70, you definetly should go with a fixed, low power, IER scout scope in either the Leupold or the Burris!!..............For quick target acquisition, make sure that you practice on a target for a few minutes by quickly shouldering your rifle AND keeping both eyes open. It doesn`t take long to get the hang of it. By keeping both eyes open, you will discover that your target will be acquired much faster than a conventionally mounted scope!! The scout system is my favorite for the shorter range, thicker terrain hunting, while my 3x9 Elite 4200 is great for the longer range open plains hunting!!.....................Hope this info helps,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Good luck!!   
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