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Hey guys, new to the forum. Looking for any suggestions for optics on a new 1895 SBL using hornady lever evolution 325gr loads. This is my first lever action rifle and I am not sure what would suit me best. It will be used as a bush gun, 200 yrd shots at beat. Iv been considering the nikon prostaff in 3x9x40 BDC??
 

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Hey ya JMac. Welcome to the Marlin Forum and congrats on your first Lever Gun. The 1895 is an excellent choice. I really like the looks of a stainless rifle with the salt & pepper laminated stock.
As for the scope, opinions will vary and I'm sure will be forthcoming. The Nikon Pro-Staff is a good choice and the 3X9 would be suitable for 200 yard shots.
 

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Hey guys, new to the forum. Looking for any suggestions for optics on a new 1895 SBL using hornady lever evolution 325gr loads. This is my first lever action rifle and I am not sure what would suit me best. It will be used as a bush gun, 200 yrd shots at beat. Iv been considering the nikon prostaff in 3x9x40 BDC??
I put a Bushnell XLT shotgun scope on my 1895 GBL....it gets out as far as I need easily , it lays almost directly down on the barell for very low profile and being a shotgun scope it has never had a problem with the 45-70 recoil. Air gun Bicycle part Vehicle Trigger Gun accessory
 

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Thanks for the warm invite gents. I was looking at several shotgun scopes due to the fact the the nikon I want is back ordered and impossible to find up here in ontario. I'm not worried about a low profile because I was thinking of keeping ghost ring on the SBL and running high quick release rings so the optics clear the ghost ring.
 

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I can not find a prostaff up here, they are so far backordered it almost a 6 month wait. I can not wait that long, iv been looking at the burris timberline in a fixed power 4x. I'm thinking that will suit my needs
 

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First try shooting your SBL with the stock peep sights. They are very nice and very capable out to 100 yards. If you shoot 200 yd shots frequently a scope would probably be prudent. These guide guns have a tremendous bullet drop past 150, so practice and you will be good to go for those 200 yd shot. Buy the way that's a bad a--- gun.You will love it.
 
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