Scopes on the 1895

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by DUTCHS, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. DUTCHS

    DUTCHS Well-Known Member Supporting

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    Hey guys, I just put a Bushnell Trophy scope on my 1895 GBL. It is really a shotgun scope and I did that because of the recoil on th 1895, I had it mounted on a one piece rail and as low as it can go. My question is, do you guys use scopes? And is their anything I should know? Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Hyphenated

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    I have an older B&L made Bushnell Trophy 4x40mm on my standard 22" barrel 45-70. Unfortunately I need a scope on most of my rifles. I don't know what concerns you have about using a scope, but a good quality scope will hold up on your 47-70. If your loads are on the stiff side don't 'stock crawl' until you understand the recoil of your rifle. I think you'll do fine. If anything specific comes up give us a shout.
     

  3. FOUR4D4

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    Stay away from see thru mounts I would go with low power fixed or low 2x7 like variables
     
  4. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with FOUR4D4.
    I have a 3X9 SE scope on my 30-30. It's mounted as low as possible on a 1 piece base. Although it has less recoil than a 45/70, I've never had any problem. I'm thinking that it will be OK.
     
  5. DUTCHS

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    Thanks guys! It is a 1.75-4x32 and it is down low, actually here it is. What do you think? I had them do it with Leopuld Mounts and rings.
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  6. FOUR4D4

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    Awesome :D I think thats the same Leopoeld base i have on my 336
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  7. DUTCHS

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    Thank you sir!! While I am asking, I have been shooting the Hornady Evolution 325 grain shells , I have some new shells that are Remington 405 grain sp's , should I expect to notice a real difference in the recoil or the way the gun reacts to the higher grain?
     
  8. Hyphenated

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    I've never fired the factory 405's from Remington. I've read lots of guys on other forums report they are pretty mild. I think the velocity pretty much duplicates the old trapdoor load of about 1325fps.
     
  9. niclas

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    The 405 Rem. sure is a mild load, perfect for roe deer which I hunt with that specific load in my 1895GS.
    Very effective round on deer.. the game stays on the sight:) More people with the same exp?
     
  10. Bucky

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    My .444 Marlin has a Bushnell Shotgun scope on it. 1.5-4x 20
    With a well balanced rifle that the Marlin is, she comes up on target real quick.
    If anything ever happens to that scope I will simply remove everything and just use the open sights.
     
  11. Rooster59

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    The Rem 405's are trap door Springfield safe so they will be much lower pressure. Even though they are heavier, they will be noticeably milder on recoil. My wife shoots the 405's in her guide gun. She would never stand for the 325LE. I have used the LE's in my 1895CB for a few years deer hunting. They performed as intended but expand pretty violently under 100 yards on deer sized game. I've switched to handloaded 405RNFP cast lead for my 45-70 this year. No sense spending $30+ for shells when I mostly hunt in heavy cover with shots offered at 100 yards or less.
     
  12. marnewick

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    I have put a Burris 1-4 x 28 with 30 mm tube on my new 45/70 and the combination works great, was shooting 1 1/2" groups with Hornady FTX 325 gr at 100yds