I'm looking for a forward mounted scope I've seen a few in mags but they are HHHIIIIIIIIIGGGGHHHHH dollar scopes .I want one for for a beater rifle thats dedicated to 8" or less out at 100 sort of a high power transition rifle . I'll use it on an 8mm muaser 4x or maybe 6x will be more than enough.
If you don't want to spring for the correct scope for the SCOUT application, try one of the less-expensive pistol scopes that have intermediate eye relief. I once used a relatively cheap 2.5X Tasco pistol scope on a Mauser mounted that way. I later used the same scope on a 12-gai in a Weaver mount setup that has a base that clamps on the ventilated rib of a 12-Ga. shotgun to shoot slugs. It worked OK on both guns, and withstood the recoil of a 12-Ga. shotgun slug load. Inow have that same scope on a Taurus Raging Bull .454 Casull, and it hasn't quit yet, despite being a cheap scope and having several hundred rounds fired through that .454! Don't recall the model number, but it is a 30mmscope.