I agree it's not a bench rest gun, but as for a hunting set up I'm comfortable shooting out to 150+ yards..jmarriott said:Near perfect. This is my still hunting setup 44 mag limited with the leopold scout. Short light and has good deer knockdown power. I will admit that at 100 yards it is not what i would call a bench gun. I can shoot moving deer like rabbits with a shotgun.
My other 1894 44 mag dad uses with a denver redfield gold five star 1-4X20 and that is the way he likes it. He thinks the scout looks funky but he did ask to use mine on the last weekend of the season this year in the rain and mist because mine is more all weather and harvested a nice 6 point at 75 yards and he now thinks it is OK but looks funky.
those are all three flavors of the leupold 2.5x28 scout scope. matte (450), silver (7mm-08) and gunmetal (338 fed). they are pricy and run $250 new but i shopped gunbroker and other online sites and bought them all used and paid $175 $210 and $220. i actually bought the matte one before i bought the gun because it was a good price, $175. if you hunt with these you will love them. they aren't precision, long range guns, but for PA woods hunting they are the ticket. easy to carry too with one hand.marlin_james said:Stubby, what scopes are those? Do you like them?