I am new to having a lever gun and am looking for suggestions. I was curious about how many used the scout scope setup vs the traditional setup vs the eotech type sight. Also, what kind of open sights are the best? Thanks for any info.
If you go with an XS rail and sight you can have the best of both worlds. All you need is quick detach rings to go it. I have used that combo on few guns and it is nice just because of the flexibility. Here is a gun I have for sale, you will get the idea of what I am talking about when you see the sights.
I'm in favor of the scout set up as well. I like the XS ghost ring sights to go with my Leupold scout scopes.......I am on the same lines as mainecat.... I like the fast target aquisition and to be honest this set up is great for up close and personal bear hunting we do up in Northern Maine......2 of the rifles below have bear blood on them.....the SBL will get its chance next year!
Here's a 336Y I bought for my youngest son a few years ago that sports a Leupold scout scope and QRW rings using the XS scout mount and a Skinner rear Lo Pro
1895GS with XS scout mount and sights.....Leupold scout scope and QRW rings
Here's a 1895SBL that I just picked up for my oldest son with a XS lever rail, XS sights and a Leupold scout scope with Leupold QRW rings.