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45-70 Optic

Discussion in 'Optics and Accessories' started by CajunBP, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. CajunBP

    CajunBP Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    If a fella wanted to put a scope on a 45-70 Handi-Rifle what would be a good option? I was thinking a fixed 4 power, or maybe up to variable 5. Of course, I am worried about eye relief LOL!
     
  2. bubbat

    bubbat Gate Keeper to my corner of Hell

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    I used a 4x on my 45-70 Handi Rifle.
     
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  3. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep JEEP MSGO Supporter

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    I had a Redfield 2-7 power on mine and it did great. Have since sold it though.
     
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  4. Blondie70

    Blondie70 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I have the Redfield 2 x 7 (accu range reticule) on mine and I like it.
     
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  5. onlymaroonmatters

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  6. 45flattop

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    Something in the 1-4 or 5 ought to do well particularly with
    the eye relief issue.
     
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  7. Vick

    Vick Distinguished Poster

    I'd probably prefer a low-range in the 1x4 or 5 area, but the 2x7 is a good compromise and is more readily available and usually cheaper.
     
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  8. gutdoc

    gutdoc Distinguished Poster

    I would go with the Variable power red dots.
    C-More my personal favorite
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  9. phillipd

    phillipd Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    With my eyes I've always preferred higher magnification. The reduced field of view doesn't bother me. I spot them on low power and turn it up to shoot. I'll shoot one moving at a slow walk but I'm not good enough to take a shot at one running. I do have a 4x on my Winchester .44 though and have put enough rounds through it to be comfortable.
     
  10. TwangBanger

    TwangBanger Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    When I owned a .45-70 Handi, I never had it scoped.
    I currently have 2 single-shot .44 Mag rifles. One wears a 3-9x40, and the other a 4-12x50. Overkill, I know, but I've never turned either one up past 4X.
     
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  11. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    Never owned a Handi so I don't know about scopes for one. But I have a Burris 2-7 LER Scout scope on my Marlin Guide Gun. I used QD rings so I can quickly remove it if I need to use the iron sights.
     
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  12. 93bronco

    93bronco Active Member

    The last buck i killed with 45 70 handi had an old redfeild tv screen type 3-9. got too confident an received a good eye brow cut. More blood than the deer.Swapped to .35 rem, all is good,by the way 45 70 barrel is for sale!
     
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  13. burninfilm

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    Nikon 3x9x40. Works fine and lasts a long time !
     
  14. CajunBP

    CajunBP Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Thank you guys, it at least seems like I am on the right thought process.
     
  15. Leadburner

    Leadburner Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter


    Get you some dies & trailboss when you order the scope. Takes the worry out of cuts & black eyes with a 5 lb rifle in 45/70.;)
     
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  16. BasMstr

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    Nah, we gonna stick with H4198!
     
  17. Leadburner

    Leadburner Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    It's your shoulder not mine, do as you will.:daman:
     
  18. Caleb C

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  19. lazi

    lazi Distinguished Poster

    I'd start with 1.5x or 2x for where I hunt. I have a 1.5-5x32 I have been saying I going to put on my 45-70. If it was a "go to" rifle or all I'd be hunting with the I'd likely do a 2-8x32
     
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