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#11906867 - 03/18/17 Scope for Guide Gun?
RLA Offline
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Registered: 04/19/01
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Loc: McCalla, Al. USA
I am going to put a Leupold shotgun scope on my guide gun.
would you use the 1-4x20 or the 2-7x33?

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#11906929 - 03/18/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
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My personal preference would be the 1-4X20, simply for the very wide field of view. The more compact size is a plus.

Nothing wrong with the 2-7X33, but I just prefer more landscape in my scope when trying to hammer a deer moving through thick woods. I've heard some say that the 2-7X33 is better in low light, but I have never had an issue during legal hours.

With the 1-4X20, don't let the sight of the barrel scare you, it's normal. I had one guy ask me if my scope was tilted when he was firing my .44 mag rifle.

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#11907053 - 03/18/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: Vic_in_Va]
tikkanut Offline
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Loc: Podunk Utah....

I like the looks of a straight tube 20mm bell on a lever....

1-4...on a budget ? Weaver 1-3x20...picked up one of these for $164

https://www.amazon.com/Weaver-V-3-1-3X20...s=weaver+1-3x20

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#11907242 - 03/18/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
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I like the 20mm tubes, 1-4x20 with heavy plex.
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#11907337 - 03/18/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
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I've got a 1-4x20 VX-II on my marlin .30-30. Works great.

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#11907900 - 03/18/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
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Loc: State of Jefferson
I never got into the shotgun scope thing. All 4 of the Marlin .45-70s I've owned, and also the Cowboy .38-55, were capable of sub MOA accuracy. I didn't downgrade the optics because the guns shot well enough to be worthy of better.

In my SS GG, I started with a Leupold 3-9X which I had handy, then when I needed that for something else, I stuck a 2.5-8X which was also "homeless" at the time on it. Those let me wring out accuracy. I fell into the low power variable trap and put a 1.5-5X on it. I was never very happy with that, the field of view was too great and it was slow to locate the target. Eventually I swapped that for a 1.75-6X.

It's hard to say, for me, which was better, the 1.75-6X or the 2.5-8X. I usually carried the lower powered scope at 2.5 X because that's where I stopped seeing the barrel in the sight picture inside the scope.

All in all, I'd be hard-pressed not to pick a fixed 4X based on past experience with variables .. how I was actually finding them best in field use.

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#11908242 - 03/18/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
RLA Offline
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Loc: McCalla, Al. USA
thanks for all the good advice
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#11910399 - 03/19/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
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Registered: 10/06/12
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Loc: Texas
The only and big problem with all those tiny objective scopes is in early or late light. They just go dark in low light. I have a 2x7-27 that I took off and don't use fir that reason

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#11910896 - 03/19/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
VaHillbilly Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 4540
Loc: BSG Virginia
I always mount Leupold VX2 2-7x33's on My 45/70 lever guns, I like the looks and consider the 2-7 power range perfect for a 45/70.....Good luck........Hb

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#11911985 - 03/20/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
BlackFrog Offline
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 1232
Loc: Land of iron and beer
I'm looking hard at the Leup Big Bore fixed 3x.
Perfect scope for these rifles.

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#11912197 - 03/20/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
1minute Offline
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Loc: Burns/Hines, Oregon, USA
Scopes are great as long as they do not restrict access to critical functions.

Scout scopes are the cat's ass.
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#11912826 - 03/20/17 Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
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i have 1-4x20's on most of my stubby marlins. nikon used to make a nice little 1.5-4.5x20 too but the Leupold on tally lightweight extra lows is the ticket.
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#11933199 - Yesterday at 01:58 PM Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: RLA]
comerade Offline
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Registered: 05/20/16
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Loc: South eastern BC.
I think it all depends on what you do with the rifle.My Marlin gbl has a Weaver 4x scout scope on a xs rail and quick disconnect rings.It takes seconds to do this.I use the xs ghost sight and the scope on this rifle...seems to work well
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#11933375 - Yesterday at 03:17 PM Re: Scope for Guide Gun? [Re: 1minute]
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Registered: 02/22/07
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Loc: E. Texas, N. Louisiana
Originally Posted By 1minute
Scopes are great as long as they do not restrict access to critical functions.

Scout scopes are the cat's ass.


Where did you get that picture of my rifle. I have my scope in qd rings, and have a Lyman receiver sight behind it. I had to have the scout scope, that gun recoils so bad I would be dodging a standard scope when it goes off.

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