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Old 04-28-2005, 01:15 PM
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Is Leupold the only one making the IER scopes with 9.3" of eye relief for the ruger forward mounted scopes and other guns? What is a guy to put on a forward mounted scope mount like on a 1895 Marlin? Wonder if a handguns scope would work? Anybody look thru one?
 
Old 04-28-2005, 03:37 PM
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I was at my gunsmiths the other day, and he had an 1895 in 45/70 he was working on, it had a Bushnell on it (forward mounted) the only thing I didnt like about it was the reticle, it had the old style sniper crosshairs, you know right, left, and bottom were real heavy.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:41 PM
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Generally, handgun scopes are designed for about twice as much eye relief as the IER "Scout Rifle" scopes. You might consider some of those higher end red dot sights - eye relief is non critical and its amazing how well they shoot with no magnification. I once stuck an Aimpoint with a 3 MOA dot on a Ruger 10-22. It shot about 1.2" at 50 yards. I later put a 12X leupold on it just to see what it's true potential was - shot about 1.1" at 50 yards.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:46 PM
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Im sure that would work, but I always have a fear about using a scope that relies on batteries......you see I have that murphy's law luck, and sure as s%&t my batteries would fail right when I needed them
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:23 PM
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True . . . . but some of the new ones don't have batteries - like the Meprolight 21 or the Trijicon Reflex. Nor do they have or need intensity adjustment. Always on and adjusted. Might look kinda odd on a Marlin 1895, though.
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