Came into a LNIB 45-70 Trapper which is great. I also have a spare Leupold fixed 2.5x. thinking of putting them together. This rifle might become my daughter's "while berry picking just in case rifle"as she keeps saying small and light weight. If she goes with a different rifle think this would become my boat, camp, loaner rifle. I really like the 2.5 fixed on one of my Model 41 barrels, and liked one on an old rifle. Does it ruin the keep it simple? Might even hunt this one...little mixed on this. Nice little rifle with a classic big round.