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Which scope for a 44 mag rifle?

Old 10-17-2009, 06:12 PM
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Default Which scope for a 44 mag rifle?

Just bought a Marlin 1894 in 44 mag and I'm gonna use it as a deer rifle. That being said, I have three scopes that are presently laying around (2 are new, just out of the box). I have the following
1. Traditions 4x fixed power scope bought new at dicks sporting goods
2. Tasco 3-9x 32 - bought new at a gun show a month ago
3. Bushnell 6X which came on a rifle that I bought and had a better scope for.

I'm leaning toward 1 because this gun will mainly be a brush gun and my average shot will be somewhat short (75 yds or less) but 2 would give me alot me versatility. Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:46 PM
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I agree with you.............+1 for #1

Close encounters require quick reactions !

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Old 10-18-2009, 08:18 PM
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The coolest scope I had mounted on my 44 mag rifle was a 4X pistol scope. Long eye relief and worked awesome for those 100 yards max. shots that I limited myself to with that gun.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:55 AM
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I would go with the 4x fixed scope if it were me. Should be all the scope you ever need for that rifle.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:06 PM
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I have a 44mag Ruger rifle and use a 4x scope on it. I use the gun just like you say you are going to and the 4x is fine.
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:38 AM
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all the scopes listed save for your .22's. you spent good money on a good rifle why sell it short with crap optics? if you are shooting 75 yards an under magnification is pointless. I would go with a burris speed dot on a forward mounted scope base.
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