Scope help please for new Henry lever action.

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by eborden1122, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hello Everyone, I need some help on finding the right scope for my new Henry lever action. I am more of a pistol guy so the rifle stuff is kind of new to me. Any help on make/model of scope and tips on installation would be appreciated. I have listed the info below that was asked to be supplied. Thank you and take care. Ed

    Price: around $500 for scope if possible
    Use: mainly target, plinkng with the kids
    Rifle: Henry Big Boy H006M
    Caliber: 357 magnum
    Variable scope preferred
     
  2. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    On a Marlin 44Mag I once had, I used a Burris 3-9x40 (Rimfire) Scope. It was a Scope Burris sells as a Combo Pack(2 Scopes)for around $200. The other Scope I put on a 30-30.
    I used a Rimfire Scope because I was using in deep Woods and Heavy Brush areas, where distance was no more than 30yds at most.
    Scope was great and held up just fine under that little 44.
    Another good little Scope that is new, is the Bushnell 1-4x28 w/BDC. These Scopes are more for AR's, but for a little Lever Action, they would look very good and be ideal for a Pistol Caliber Rifle.

    Leupold, Vortex, Redfield also have some worth looking at in the 1-4x28 OR 2-7x32 Scopes that are also ideal for Lever Actions. I had a Redfield 2-7x32 on a 22Mag that was a Squirrel's worse enemy.

    Some Folks, I've seen use a low-power Shotgun Scope and make Rifle into what is called a Scout Setup.
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  3. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Triumphman, thank you for your help bro. I will check those. Take care, Ed
     
  4. onenut58

    onenut58 New Member

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    Unless you have extremely poor vision why would you put a scope on a very short range 357 chambered lever gun? A fixed power scope no more than four power is more than enough if your vision is so poor you need a scope.
     
  5. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Because I'm a 43 year old kid and have always wanted a cowboy rifle with a scope. I don't know a thing about them that is why I'm asking the people on here because they are so knowledgeable about it. I can talk pistols all day long but i cannot do the same with rifles. If it can take an inexpensive scope and still do the job of a higher priced scope then that works for me. I asked about a variable scope because I like to zoom in/out.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I have a Henry Lever, too. I was told that a scope looks out of place on a 'cowboy rifle'. I decided to just learn to get really good with the open sights. I don't want my rifle to be embarrassed. :p
     
  7. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Lol, good point. But the ones I saw on the Henry website looked really nice and I'm that big of a dork to do it. :D
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I support your decision 100%. I wanted to scope mine, too, but changed my mind. It has a rail on it for scope so why not? You could always take it off, anyway. I hope you find the perfect scope for your incredibly awesome Henry Lever. Great rifles, aren't they?
     
  9. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks bro, yes they are. Very smooth action and the brass, wood and octagon barrell are beautiful. It made it well worth the price and wait, as mine took forever to get here. Be safe, Ed
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    nikon monarchs are superb 1-4x scopes.

    i run that or a trijicon accupoint on my marlin 45-70 just depends on how i feel. both scopes are on adm qd mounts so they pop right on the rail when needed.

    cowboys woulda used rails qd mounts and good optics if they had access to them.
     
  11. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks Jon, I'm new to the rifle/scope thing. So excuse any of the following dumb questions. I really like your idea of being able to pop on the scope you mentioned and the accupoint when wanted. What website would I be able to order the "adm qd mounts"(dont know what that stands for), scope and accupoint that YOU trust. Please stop laughing or rolling your eyes at this point. Thanks for the help bro as I really appreciate it. Ed
     
  12. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    adm is american defense manufacturing. they are a wisconsin company made in usa better than larue by a lot.

    you can get them off midway and im sure some of our vendors on ftf stock them.

    trijicons come in different styles i have a accupoint 3-9 mildot with greendot.

    im using xs systems rail with ghost ring rear sight and white bar front site

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