best optics for my shtf levergun

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Tailypoe, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Tailypoe

    Tailypoe New Member

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    note : I currently reside in and am planning on moving to a country that doesn't allow ppl my age to own non-"civillian" rifles ...
    Hi, I'm looking at the options for my marlin 45 / 70 lever rifle. Its prime use would be as a general hunting / defense rifle in a SHTF / shtf situation. I'm pondering the best optics configuration for rapid and sure elimination of immediate threats, while still allowing for accurate hunting. I can dream.
    :p
    Everyone I talk to likes ghost rings for self-defense, and I find them to be fast and reliable.
    ... I've heard of ppl putting a scope high up on the rifle, so u can peep at the ghost sights under it. Is there a way to quickly mount / dismount a scope for hunting / long range ? 45-70 Bullets are precious ... What do y'all think ? I'm thinking the standard ghost iron sights are my best bet, but I'd like some added long-range functionality in there too.
    Red dots aren't out of the question, but they are very expensive. ...
     
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  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    The price range you are in would be alot of help and so would your rifles model #

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  3. Tailypoe

    Tailypoe New Member

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    The MARLIN 1895SBL comes with the ( i think ) drilled scout scope mount on a nice picatinny-style rail.

    I don't know how great that rail is for " tactical " ar15 accessories ...
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    That helps alot. That rail is very good for accessories. Now i just need to the price range your looking for

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  5. Tailypoe

    Tailypoe New Member

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    The reason I'm not talking about an m14 is Argentina doesn't allow ppl my age to own non-"civillian" rifles ...

    I'm not concerned with price, just want to know the best type of configuration. The one I get would have to be well-made.
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Then look at millet, osprey or any other scout scope.

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  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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