So I just ordered an 1895 custom shop 45-70. This will be my first lever action and my first 45-70. Will be used mostly to hunt hogs in thick brush. I'm going to start by throwing on a Trijicon RMR that I'm not using on anything at the moment, but I'd like to scope it. Up in the air on if I should go with a scout scope or stick to a traditional scope. I would like to mount the scope as low as possible, and like the idea of the eye piece being forward of the factory sights. The two scopes I'm consider are the Leupold VX-R 1.5-5x33 scout or the Leupold 1.25-4x20 w/ the pig plex reticle. My concern is if there will be enough eye relief on the later to mount it forward of the iron sights. I know there are hundreds of similar threads on here, but I cannot find one that relates exactly to this, and the members on here seem to be more than willing to offer their help and opinions. Thanks in advance! Also looking for advice on rings. Again, there is already a rail on the gun so I don't need a base. Want to keep the scope as low as possible.