I agree that scopes on lever actions are generally a mistake. One exception I made is on my Marlin 444T, the old "Texan" model with the straight pistol grip stock made back in the 70s (in .444 of course), and I believe 24" barrel. That gun is just plain heavy and cumbersome to begin with, so when I bought it and it already had the scope on it, I left it on there. I can actually hit things with it at 200 yards! I don't think I could do that with a tang or peep sight.Bob K said:I have found that, (through personal experience :roll: ) mounting a scope on a lever action, is usually a mistake. It makes a handy and light rifle......sort of cumbersome. I did this with a nice Marlin 336, and ended up trading it off. The only advantage a scope or red dot offers, is if you have trouble seeing the iron sights. I eventually got a
Winchester 94, and put on a Williams FP. (I probably don't need it anyway, since it stays in the gun rack.)
And, that's exactly why my 44 has a scope. I'm limited with the tang-sighted 357 to 100 yards and rather large targets, but it's fun.c pierce said:I had to finally put a scope on my marlin 45-70, getting old sucks. I'm at the point now that I can ether see my sights our the target, but not both at the same time.