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View Poll Results: Do you put a scope on your lever actions?
Yes, I use a scope. 65 41.67%
No, I use the sights that came on the gun. 70 44.87%
No, I use aftermarket iron sights (HiViz, Williams, etc.) 21 13.46%
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Old September 18th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #31
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Thanks to North country gal! I've been pondering the idea of mounting peeps on my Marlin 336s. I do like the suggestion of the red dot sight on a lever gun.



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Old September 19th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #32
 
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I had been a dedicated open sight shooter for many years. I only had lever guns. First because it was what my Dad had. Then because as a left hander in the 70's bolt options were few. I tried a scope because of eye sight getting poorer and curiosity. Worked fine for me, like them just fine now. I don't mind how they look and don't care about that to much. Rifles are a practical matter to me. If it helps my shooting, and there by my hunting I'm good with it. I do use open and receiver sights on some rifles still, but not at the ranges I use to. Except on paper. I still try long shots at the range, with not so great results.
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I have a Malcolm scope for my Henry. It looks great on it.
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Williams Fire Sights on my 444SS...love them! Much better than the original sights.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #35
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I don't have a lever gun, yet.....
I voted as if I already had it.
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I don't own a lever action rifle... yet but I voted for use the stock sights. Depending on the rifle, I might go with aftermarket sights. But I definitely wouldn't put a scope on one. I wouldn't judge anyone who did, but I think it would just look out of place.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #37
 
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My 96 - 22 and 22 mag work just fine scoped or not they are still lite fast n fun.

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My IAC lever 12g runs a truglow bead as I blew off the original steel bead with solid shot.
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Marlins look OK with scopes but I like my Winchester 94 and 9422 with open sights because they are early west type guns and using a scope ruins that "Cowboy" nostalgic feeling. I wouldn't put a scope on my Rossi .22 pump either as it is a replica of a Winchester model-62A.

If I want to use a scope I'd go with a Bolt-Action or Semi-automatic.

Seriously, how many of us only have one gun these days?
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No!

All seven of my leverguns have the stock iron sights but I have plans to put peep sights on the Marlins. The Henry's and Uberti's will keep the original buckhorn sights. Being closer to 60 than 50 my eyes ain't what they used to be but I'm still good out to about 150 yards. I only have one or two leverguns that are effective beyond that so I'm not really limiting myself that much.

I have a fixed 1 power scope on a 10/22 and a red dot on an AR. None of my other long guns have optics. I like iron sights and I enjoy the challenge of shooting them well. Nothing wrong with scopes. I have a couple laying around. I just hardly ever use them.
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I have two lever guns, both Marlins, a 336 in 30-30 and an 1894 Cowboy in .357 Mag. When I bought the 336 I also bought a scope for it because I thought I would use it to hunt deer. As it turns out I don't hunt deer anymore, so I never mounted the scope on it. The 1894 just doesn't deserve to be desecrated with such an abomination ( although I've considered a red dot), but never gave in to the temptation. After all, it's your call.
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When I was young I would rather use iron sights but with my eyes being what they are now, I'd have to mount a scope on any long gun I own. Except of course, shotguns for bird hunting.
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I have 'older eyes', but with glasses, the peep sight on my Marlin 1894 works very well: low-profile, durable, and quick to use. It is a Williams Foolproof with large twilight aperature and a Williams Firesight front bead. With the .44 Magnum, I don't shoot it much over 100 yds, anyway.
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I use a scope on my Marlin 39a. I don't see any issues with using a scope on any rifle.
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I didn't get to vote, but no I do not use a scope on a traditional lever gun. It isn't a long range weapon that I need the extra zooming power and it looks funny with a scope. A scope also detracts from the speed, weight, and handling benefits of a lever gun.
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I didn't get to vote, but no I do not use a scope on a traditional lever gun. It isn't a long range weapon that I need the extra zooming power and it looks funny with a scope. A scope also detracts from the speed, weight, and handling benefits of a lever gun.
My thoughts exactly but that's just me...I use mine for in the woods, hunting in close range and just never needed a scope. Its light and quick to shoulder and very accurate within a hundred yards with the factory sights.
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