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Suppose a guy was getting a new toy. Suppose it's a 1885 Low Wall in .243. Now suppose this guy needs a good scope to compliment this fine little falling block. I'm thinking a "smallish" objective around (32-36 mm) with no big magnification needed or desired (8 or 9 X at the top is plenty). Here is the kicker... I think a gloss model would be just the ticket for a great visual combination. Of course a Leupy 2.5-8 X 36 VX3 would or comparable would suffice, but what are some others? Either a Sightron Big Sky 3-9 X 42 or a Nikon Monarch 2.5-10 X 42 may work but 42 is getting kind on large for that trim package IMO. All suggestions welcomed. BTW, thanks to Ted for his assistance on this quest.  Big Grin


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http://swfa.com/Bushnell-3-9x40-Elite-3200-Rifle-Scope-P231.aspx
http://swfa.com/Pentax-3-9x40-Lightseeker-XL-Rifle-Scope-P4413.aspx

Personally I would go with this. http://swfa.com/Leupold-4x33-FX-II-Riflescope-P3265.aspx  or the 6x http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x36-FX-II-Riflescope-P3267.aspx

I just got the Leupold 4x and it is going to be a nice scope, glass is good and I got the larger reticle and it seems very fast.  Will use it for elk hunting this year to try it out.  Best thing about it is it only weighs 9 ozs.  Big Grin


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Sightron 3-9x36 SII Big Sky Riflescope Plex Sightron 3-9x36 SII Big Sky Riflescope
Stock # - SIIB3936AO
  • $50.00 Mail in Rebate (expires 12/31/2009)
  • Matte
  • Plex
  • 1"
  • Compact
  • Adjustable Objective
$506.95

 Only problem is the matte finish.  Size wise I think it would look better than a 42mm obj.  The SII series has one 2.5-10x32 but matte again.

I personally like matte better than gloss in most cases, but this setup would look much better in gloss.  Thunbs Up


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Ric, I think you've pretty much covered the better options already in mid-range gloss variables.  Your choices are rather limited with gloss, but the ones you've identified are all good ones.  Smile
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A good vernier sight with an ivory or brass bead up front; maybe a Lyman tang sight.
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If your 1885 is as accurate as both of mine you are going to love it. My 22-250 has a 4.5-14 40MM Leupold in the matte that looks OK on it. I have an Old Weaver El Paso 3-9-B on the .17 HMR. The scope is a little large but the rifle is a true tack driver.
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Leupold 4x33 FX-II Riflescope Duplex Leupold 4x33 FX-II Riflescope
Stock # - LEU58530
  • Gloss
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Multi-Coat 4 Lens System
$269.95 
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Leupold 6x36 FX-II Riflescope Long Range Duplex Leupold 6x36 FX-II Riflescope
Stock # - LEU63085
  • Matte
  • Long Range Duplex
  • 1"
  • Multi-Coat 4 Lens System
$309.95 
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Thanks all for the suggestions. My eyes are way too crappy for anything other than decent glass. I just want a trim, tidy little package. The fixed 4 power may be a good choice (I've always loved those little gems). We'll see. It will be done correctly (however) ...when it's done. Excellent
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Actually I have a Browning 1885 in .260 Remington with a Leupold VariX III 3.5-10x50 matte finish on it. The thing is a dream to shoot.
My daughter tooke her first deer with it at an amazing distance for a beginner. 
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Sorry about the eyes BNB.  I like your 4x selection...
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I have to agree with the Gloss Leupy 2.5x8x36 either that or a 3.5x10x40.
 
Can you still get a 4200 2.5x10x40x in gloss?
 
What ever you do that is a sweet rifle.
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