I have the Leatherwood 2x7 LER and I thinmk for the money it is a very impressive scope. I would have preferred a 1x at the bottom range, but the 2x works great close up, and the 7x is nice for glassing farther out.
For real close in, very little can beat a red dot-but I do love my Ghost Ring setup too-
Hey Golfbuddy, what type of mount does that red dot have? When I picked up my rifle at Cabela's, they didn't have [i]anything[i]that would mount onto my gun! I might have gone all in for a $2-300 scope if it was there to take with me.
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Gabe Suarez speaks highly of lever actions as defense guns with Red Dot optics. I did have a TruGlo reddot on my 10/22 which survived about 500 rounds. The last 200 rounds were in temps of 100+ over a 2 day period. Now it has a TASCO Reddot that the squirrels around here just hate! I'm planning on mounting a Burris Fastfire II on my .444. The .444 currently has a Simmons 4x Shotgun scope in scout position. The Simmons is ok, just not my cup of tea. I don't care what others say about my choice of optics on my gun--if I"m satisfied that's all that matters. Of course I do seek recommendations about optic quality.
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The base is a plain WEAVER mount designed for Marlins - #63B is a black base and the #63BS is the silver base. Cost less than $10.Originally Posted by DHC1775
The rings came with the TUFFORCE SCOPE.
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I have both and if I could only have one it would be the low power scope.I have yet to have a scope run the battery down. With my luck it would only happen when I was being charged by a incensed ground squirrel. Doug
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Yep! Those incensed ground squirrels are feroicous! LOOK OUT ! He's trying to bite ya!Originally Posted by canonsix
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Seems to me that, with this post being in the "combat leverguns" forum, you're thinking "tactical"/home defense. That said, I'd go with the red dot or reflex/holo sight. A scope is great for accuracy, but, when faced with self defense in the home (where you'd better be if you're going to shoot an intruder), it's probably going to be dark, and that scope won't do you a whole lot of good unless you paid the price for an illuminated scope. If you can see the shape of the intruder, you can put the red dot in center mass or slightly above and be assured of a good hit. Just my NSHO. YMMV.
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How about a lighted reticle 1-4 power like the CMR, you could use it either as a reddot on 1x or dial it up to 4x.