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Old 05-31-2012, 11:10 PM
nudarkshadowl nudarkshadowl is offline
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Picked up my first lever action rifle today!




Just picked up this beauty today! Its a Marlin 1895SBL in 45/70! The gun comes with XS Ghost Ring Sights and a high-vis front post. Also, a picatinny style scope mounting rail. Its also got a full size mag tube so the max round count is 6+1! Really excited to get out to the range and see what she shoots like! Only planned mods are a Leupold scope of some sort.

Any suggestions on which type of scope I should be looking at?

Should be a fun little gun to shoot!



This is the 45/70 next to a .45 HP for size comparison....
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:04 AM
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Any suggestions on which type of scope I should be looking at?


none!
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:07 AM
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I like the Nikon Pro Staff or Look at the New Redfield or Weaver Line of Scopes....... Redfield is now owned by Leopold and has a LifeTime Warranty.................


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Old 06-01-2012, 12:43 AM
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How are the stock sights?

The fiber optic sights on mine are pretty good. I have no intention of putting a scope on mine. This was purchased to be a close range show stopper gun for anything that came my way showing large teeth. Certainly not any sort of gun that I need a scope for. I have other guns better suited for longer distance. Your needs of course may vary.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:58 AM
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^^^^^^^. IMHO, the range on this gun is too short for a scope.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:41 AM
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Beautiful rifle man.I want to get a lever action one day.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:01 AM
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I LOVE THAT GUN!!! That's my favorite rifle from Marlin right now. I just have absolutely no need for a 45-70 but as soon as I can figure one out, I'll be buying that gun. As for scopes, with the distances you will most likely be using it, I would look at a small red dot. I like the Tru-Glo personally and am looking to put one on my 1894c sometime in the near future. They are Eotech knockoffs and seemingly quite well built.

Good luck with it.

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:12 AM
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If you get a scope dont cheap out and buy the Wally World scopes. A friend of my owns a single shot 45/70 and the recoil beats the crap out of those cheap scopes.

Those are fun to shoot and easy to reload for. My buddy bought a Lee hand loader and a mold and just makes bullets where ever. For lead I get him wheel wheights. His is a 32in barrel H&R Buffalo Classic. That barrel can put some distance on the 45/70
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:56 AM
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^^^^^^^. IMHO, the range on this gun is too short for a scope.

HUH????

That's the first I've EVER heard of the 45-70 having a short range of anything.


BTW. Congrats on the new hardware.

Learn it and the caliber and it will never let you down.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:04 AM
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Those are sweet little rifles, love mine to death.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:26 PM
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for a scope, check out Cabellas, they have scopes for leverguns that match up to the leverevolution ammo. I have one on my Marlin 30/30, and it is very accuarate to 200 yards, and I have shot 300 yards at the range with it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:58 PM
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Lever action centerfires are a hoot. A friend of mine brought over a Henry in 44 mag one time and we shot the snot outta that gun. The weight of the gun soaks up the recoil and clanging stuff at 100 yds was a blast.

The downside is you can run through several hundred 44 mags in no time at all. Tough on the ole wallet.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:41 PM
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I have that rifle with the Leupold Scout and it is awesome setup. You can't go wrong with a Aimpoint H-1 either. Congrats. Try wandering over at www.marlinowners.com (?) for alot of good info.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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Beautiful rifle ~ Congrats!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:28 PM
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If your using it for hunting a scope is needed for low light conditions.

My dealer has two of these one in 444 and a twin in 45/70 i want both....
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:50 PM
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I have that rifle with the Leupold Scout and it is awesome setup. You can't go wrong with a Aimpoint H-1 either. Congrats. Try wandering over at www.marlinowners.com (?) for alot of good info.
Agreed, scout scope forward of the receiver.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:11 PM
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Only thing I would do is replace that silly safety thingy! See link.....
http://www.leverguns.com/articles/ta...olt_safety.htm
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:13 PM
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Agreed, scout scope forward of the receiver.
yup, long eye relief so you dont get whacked under recoil
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:39 PM
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Nice rifle. Among my Marlins is the blued 1895 Guide Gun. I added the larger lever and use a Leupold Rifleman 2 to 7X scope.

The older 1894s are drilled and tapped for a peep rear and when combined with a globe front sight are accurate shooters, I wish the modern made 1895s had that feature. Weaver no longer makes their pivot base and rings but they are available, I just picked up 3 sets and will probably use it on mine.

The recoil pad on this new stainless is a heck of alot better than the older ones.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:51 PM
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You can replace the safety with a saddle ring while enabling the hammer safety, if I remember correctly. I have not gotten one yet. I can't remember the gunsmith's name.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:57 AM
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The recoil pad on this new stainless is a heck of alot better than the older ones.
I believe the 1895's are equipped with the Pachmayr Decelerator Recoil Pad, the same one on their website.
http://www.pachmayr.com/home/prefit-pads.php
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:37 PM
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Mine is older and has the side vent type pad. I've tried a few times to get those Pachmayrs to fit but they're just too short. I've ordered a few times from Brownells always the same result - doesn't properly fit.
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