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Though I regret it, I may need to scope my 336BL.

I am thinking a scout scope set up.

Have any of you with the short barrel rifles tried this and if so what did you use and how did it turn out?
 

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I did a similar setup on my 45-70 GBL with the XS rail setup and an Aimpoint. I love it and want to do it with a low-powered scope as well on my other rifles now.
 

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Another concept I'd like to try. The "scout" concept has intrigued me since first hearing about it. A few more marlins and i could try every idea. ;D
 

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My favorite setup! Will spoil you for standard mounted scopes. Carries and swings better. You will love it if you dont go cheap on the scope. But, a cheap scout scope stinks!
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Lots of used "scout" set-ups on the market now some under one half new cost.I think the scout fadd is fading and is going much the way of "see through" mounts.
 

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I enjoy mine, I think the best part is that I can use my Skinner too. As far as the "fad" angle, I think that some people might have a bit of trouble shooting with both eyes open, and it changes the balance point a bit.
 

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I think there is only two real scout scopes on the market a Burris and a Leupold. I have tried both and like them equally the Burris is a little cheaper than the Leupold but that is always the way. Leupold is a little pricey but a good buy.


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I think greenhorn hit it on the head. Some people have trouble using them properly, both eyes open, that is what makes them so quick to use. DP
 

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I just finished mounting my XS Scout Scope Rail and a Loopy 2.5x28 IER on my 336 with QR rings. I haven't had it out yet, but it swings well and it's really quick to get on target. I think I'm going to like it a lot. ;D
 

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I'm not sure what makes a real scout scope, but my recently mounted used Nikon Monarch UCC 2x scope has the proper eye relief, 100yd parallax adjustment and mounts low enough.
Working well so far but i would like to see Leupold bring back the Redfield Widefield format to a scout scope so it would have a better field of view and greater light gathering. I may have to try their new 1-4x scout scope.
 

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fad isn't fading in my house. these are me and my boys guns. i haven't scout scoped any of my marlins yet but these three are great. ruger frontiers are in 338 fed and 7mm-08 and the 94 timber carbine is a 450. i am going to scout scope my GG next with a red dot. i shot two running this year with two shots with the 450. one was behind me and directly below my stand and i almost shot it one handed. would have been impossible with a regular scoped gun. the EER of the scout scope made it easy. i highly recommend them for woods hunting.

 

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To the original poster, there are scads of posts on scout scopes in nearly every forum. 45-70 and 336 both have extensive threads showing pictures, with folks expounding on why they like or dislike them. Search is your friend.
 

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To each his own, ie., your money - your choice. Tried both Burris and Leupold. IMO, they both are limited in field of view and light gathering. Honestly, the FOV is not a big issue as they point naturally. I have described them before as "cramped." I think I gave the concept an honest try, it just does not do it for me. I suggest you look through one mounted on a similar rifle before spending your money. As someone else suggested, I found the Burris (NIB) deeply discounted on a dealer's shelf. I suppose that should have at least suggested something to me. I much prefer a scope with just enough eye relief to mount forward of the hammer or a red dot if the dot is small enough for precision work. Good luck and good day, Jack
 

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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.
 

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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.
I agree it's not a bench rest gun, but as for a hunting set up I'm comfortable shooting out to 150+ yards..

I used to feel the same way your dad does about it..
I no longer see it as funky, but funktional!!! ;D
 

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Stubby, what scopes are those? Do you like them?
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.
 

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Don't think it has faded too much. I have a Winchester 94 Trapper with a Leupold "Detach-o-Mount" of 1960's vintage on it. NO, a "Pseudo-scout" set up won't make any lever gun into a sniper rifle, but if you take the time to learn how to use it, it will serve you well.
 
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