This post is to introduce myself and seek some advice from all you long time members. I am a 3xretired widower and new Marlin 45-70 (1895 classic) owner. The advice I seek is whether or not a Leupold VX-1 3-9x40 is an adequate scope since I normally shoot from 200 yards or less. My brother-in-law from Great Falls, Montana has invited me on a hunt as soon as he can get permit information. Thanks.