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I just purchased a Marlin 1894c lever action carbine in .357 mag.  For those not familiar with it, it is a very small, light carbine.  I'd like to get a low power, small scope for it.  I don't want to put a large scope on it because it would look very awkward, and I don't need alot of power.  I was thinking of going with a Warne 2 piece scope base with Warne low rings.  While looking for a scope, I came across the Weaver v1-3x20 which looks like it would be just the right size for my little carbine.  Also, the price is right at $150.  I don't have much money for a really nice scope right now.  I just wanted some opinions on it  from those in the know.  I am a total newbie when it comes to scopes.  Thanks guys.Howdy
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great choice..A super value and known to be very durable.
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Thanks for the opinion.  Even though it only has a 20mm objective, I think it should still be pretty bright due to it's low magnification?  It doesn't have to be perfect by any means, but I do want something durable and decent for the money.  Thanks again.Smile
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Originally posted by Glocklover Glocklover wrote:

I just purchased a Marlin 1894c lever action carbine in .357 mag.  For those not familiar with it, it is a very small, light carbine.  I'd like to get a low power, small scope for it.  I don't want to put a large scope on it because it would look very awkward, and I don't need alot of power.  I was thinking of going with a Warne 2 piece scope base with Warne low rings.  While looking for a scope, I came across the Weaver v1-3x20 which looks like it would be just the right size for my little carbine.  Also, the price is right at $150.  I don't have much money for a really nice scope right now.  I just wanted some opinions on it  from those in the know.  I am a total newbie when it comes to scopes.  Thanks guys.Howdy
.....................BUY IT!!.....The Weaver V3 1x3 was one of my choices to put on my 375 Ruger! All reviewers from a competetor site give it 5 stars and compare its brightness and optics to the more expensive scopes!........The big advantage to the V3 is that set on 1x, it gives an outstanding FOV (87') and provides both eyes open aiming for very fast target acquisition!..............For your little carbine, the V3 1x3 is perfect. Aside from any price range, I can`t think of a better scope for it. It is the perfect variable power, is light weight, smaller and will not overwhelm or over scope your carbine!!................Excellent choice!Wink
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it'll get'r done just fine ...20mm lens is industry standard for magnification range of up to 5x, so your fine at 3x.
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Speaking of lever actions, anyone seen the Mossberg's new model 464, an  apparent "knock off ' of the Winchester 94. I wonder just how close it will be to the old 94 ( sure looks the part)
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The weaver 1-3x20 would also be on my top 5 list for this type of rifle.
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

it'll get'r done just fine ...20mm lens is industry standard for magnification range of up to 5x, so your fine at 3x.
 
Thanks.  That's the kind of info I need.Smile
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Big Squeeze........ You were on this post like stink on shi........ well you know what I mean!  You've been so convincing that as soon as I read the post I was ready to tell him to Buy It too! Wink
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I did see that Mossberg was making the lever, but I haven't had a chance to hold it in my hands yet.  It looks like it would be a great little knock around gun.... carry in the pick-up and to a tree stand that is set-up for archery!  Did you happen to see what the price on the street might be?
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saw one in Gunbroker at $299 with no reserve--thats the only one I've seen.
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Glocklover Glocklover wrote:

I just purchased a Marlin 1894c lever action carbine in .357 mag.  For those not familiar with it, it is a very small, light carbine.  I'd like to get a low power, small scope for it.  I don't want to put a large scope on it because it would look very awkward, and I don't need alot of power.  I was thinking of going with a Warne 2 piece scope base with Warne low rings.  While looking for a scope, I came across the Weaver v1-3x20 which looks like it would be just the right size for my little carbine.  Also, the price is right at $150.  I don't have much money for a really nice scope right now.  I just wanted some opinions on it  from those in the know.  I am a total newbie when it comes to scopes.  Thanks guys.Howdy
.....................BUY IT!!.....The Weaver V3 1x3 was one of my choices to put on my 375 Ruger! All reviewers from a competetor site give it 5 stars and compare its brightness and optics to the more expensive scopes!........The big advantage to the V3 is that set on 1x, it gives an outstanding FOV (87') and provides both eyes open aiming for very fast target acquisition!..............For your little carbine, the V3 1x3 is perfect. Aside from any price range, I can`t think of a better scope for it. It is the perfect variable power, is light weight, smaller and will not overwhelm or over scope your carbine!!................Excellent choice!Wink
 
Thanks Big Squeeze.  On the 1x, It would still be viable for home defense indoors also.  So, what did you end up putting on your Ruger?Smile
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

Speaking of lever actions, anyone seen the Mossberg's new model 464, an  apparent "knock off ' of the Winchester 94. I wonder just how close it will be to the old 94 ( sure looks the part)
 
She looks pretty nice in the photo, but I haven't seen one in person yet.  For the money, I think they build pretty decent shotguns.Smile
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

The weaver 1-3x20 would also be on my top 5 list for this type of rifle.
 
What other scopes would be on your list?Smile
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Originally posted by Glocklover Glocklover wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Glocklover Glocklover wrote:

I just purchased a Marlin 1894c lever action carbine in .357 mag.  For those not familiar with it, it is a very small, light carbine.  I'd like to get a low power, small scope for it.  I don't want to put a large scope on it because it would look very awkward, and I don't need alot of power.  I was thinking of going with a Warne 2 piece scope base with Warne low rings.  While looking for a scope, I came across the Weaver v1-3x20 which looks like it would be just the right size for my little carbine.  Also, the price is right at $150.  I don't have much money for a really nice scope right now.  I just wanted some opinions on it  from those in the know.  I am a total newbie when it comes to scopes.  Thanks guys.Howdy
.....................BUY IT!!.....The Weaver V3 1x3 was one of my choices to put on my 375 Ruger! All reviewers from a competetor site give it 5 stars and compare its brightness and optics to the more expensive scopes!........The big advantage to the V3 is that set on 1x, it gives an outstanding FOV (87') and provides both eyes open aiming for very fast target acquisition!..............For your little carbine, the V3 1x3 is perfect. Aside from any price range, I can`t think of a better scope for it. It is the perfect variable power, is light weight, smaller and will not overwhelm or over scope your carbine!!................Excellent choice!Wink
 
Thanks Big Squeeze.  On the 1x, It would still be viable for home defense indoors also.  So, what did you end up putting on your Ruger?Smile
.......................................My new .375 Ruger in the Howa M1500 won`t arrive until around Sept!..........The Leupold VX3 1.5-5x20 with the #4 reticle which arrived yesterday will be going on the Howa.........A little more eye relief than the Weaver V3, but for your 357 carbine, that Weaver is an ideal choice!.........Your best in home defense would be to remove any scope from any rifle! Use iron sights only! For in home defense buy a handgun!!!
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Big Squeeze is my man....A Weaver scope lover!!  And an ELEPHANT RIFLE owner!! Gonna be shootin' BIG HOLES in the scenery in California!! Are you STILL allowed to OWN firearms out there??    Stare            
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Glocklover Glocklover wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

[QUOTE=Glocklover]I just purchased a Marlin 1894c lever action carbine in .357 mag.  For those not familiar with it, it is a very small, light carbine.  I'd like to get a low power, small scope for it.  I don't want to put a large scope on it because it would look very awkward, and I don't need alot of power.  I was thinking of going with a Warne 2 piece scope base with Warne low rings.  While looking for a scope, I came across the Weaver v1-3x20 which looks like it would be just the right size for my little carbine.  Also, the price is right at $150.  I don't have much money for a really nice scope right now.  I just wanted some opinions on it  from those in the know.  I am a total newbie when it comes to scopes.  Thanks guys.Howdy
.....................BUY IT!!.....The Weaver V3 1x3 was one of my choices to put on my 375 Ruger! All reviewers from a competetor site give it 5 stars and compare its brightness and optics to the more expensive scopes!........The big advantage to the V3 is that set on 1x, it gives an outstanding FOV (87') and provides both eyes open aiming for very fast target acquisition!..............For your little carbine, the V3 1x3 is perfect. Aside from any price range, I can`t think of a better scope for it. It is the perfect variable power, is light weight, smaller and will not overwhelm or over scope your carbine!!................Excellent choice!Wink
 
Thanks Big Squeeze.  On the 1x, It would still be viable for home defense indoors also.  So, what did you end up putting on your Ruger?Smile
.......................................My new .375 Ruger in the Howa M1500 won`t arrive until Smile
 
Already taken care of.  Glock 17c, 34 rounds of Winchester Silvertips ready to go.Wink  I've also got a Beretta 84 Cheetah for CCW as soon as I get my liscence.  I've always been a little more in to handguns than any other type of firearms, but that is starting to change.
Your Ruger setup sounds pretty sweet.  I hope you post pics once you get her all put together.  (Sorry, I accidently erased most of your quote aboveBucky and I don't know how to fix it.)
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Big Squeeze is my man....A Weaver scope lover!!  And an ELEPHANT RIFLE owner!! Gonna be shootin' BIG HOLES in the scenery in California!! Are you STILL allowed to OWN firearms out there??    Stare            
.....................Don`t plan on shooting any eleeeeeephants!!!...........Don`t own a Weaver!! Yet!...............The 375 Ruger BTW, does make for an excellent bison, moose and dangerous big bear round!!......That is my primary intention!! Don`t need to visit Africa and kill elephants and/or caped buffalo to make good use of the .375!!................Yes! We can own firearms out here on the LEFT coast in Calif. I believe that in Wash. DC you can`t own any??? You probably live closer to DC than I do,,,right `ol Mr. Ed???Wink
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Hey guys, thanks for all your opinions on my scope choice.  I posted another question concerning the right base and rings in the base and rings forum.  I was just wondering if some of you scope experts could help there too?  Thanks.Smile
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I've always used Weaver rings and have ben happy with them.
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I will probably catch some grief on this recommendation, but I would use the lowest see through mounts you can find.  You can use your iron sights in the thick stuff and the power in the field.  I know people are going to tell me to go with the 1x power in the thick stuff, but it is not the same as the iron sights and essentially unlimited field of view.  I have that set up on my Marlin 336 30-30 with a fixed 4x Burris 20mm scope and it is mounted so that when I set my cheek to the stock, I am at perfect height to view through the scope or the iron sights with minimal adjustment.
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I personally never liked the see-thru mounts, but not so much as to tell someone NOT to try them.  If you can shoot with both eyes open with the 1x, then I don't see much need for see-thru.  You might want to try them both out and see which one you like best.  I would go with whatever allows you to have the best cheek weld!
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I cringe at the sight of see-thru mounts, but that's just me. To each his own.
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