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Offline Lead ball 54

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44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« on: November 19, 2020, 01:03:12 PM »
Hello all I have a 20" 44 mag lever gun its my home defense, truck, camping/  hunting gun which will be short range 100yrds and less it has skinner peep sights on it now which are nice but I think with my eyes not so good I might need to go to something lighted what are your opinions thanks.

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 03:49:49 PM »
I think for 100 or less you should go red dot, or. Ive seen a red dot type of site used on pistols and shotguns that is more of a prisim. Ill try and figure out the brand name. They kind act like a fiber optic but mounts like a red dot.

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 08:25:26 PM »
For a short range rifle I'd opt for the  🔴

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 08:29:16 PM »
Red dot, 100%.  It will do you right well witin a .44mags usable range.

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 08:30:19 PM »
I have a Burris Fastfire on a Ruger 77/44 and it is a sweet little rig.

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 09:43:39 PM »
I was given a cowboy limited marlin 44 lever gun and added a 3x9x40 vortex crossfire. I love that rifle. Dont think you can wrong either way with a dot or a scope. Scopes cheaper and more accurate imo

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 05:43:18 AM »
I would go with a dot for what you want.  Look at Aimpoint though, it always stays on with long, long battery life.  For what you are using it for, don't go with a cheap dot, which is pretty much anything other then Aimpoint.   
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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 07:20:30 AM »
I think for 100 or less you should go red dot, or. Ive seen a red dot type of site used on pistols and shotguns that is more of a prisim. Ill try and figure out the brand name. They kind act like a fiber optic but mounts like a red dot.

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I think you're referring to a See-All open sight. I have them on a couple of  rifles and they would be good for this application.
Another option is a low powered scout scope. I have a 2x on my .44 mag carbine and really like it for 100 yards and in.

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 07:59:31 AM »
My two cents...  Which is worth exactly that...

if you are using for home defense, make sure the red dot you have either:
-Is fiber optic and does not require batteries.
-Turns on and off based on motion so that the battery life is preserved.  (Cannot tell you how many red dots I have put in the safe "on" only to find the battery dead when I want to use it.). 

Depending on batteries in a self defense situation carries risks.
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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 08:22:09 AM »
I think for 100 or less you should go red dot, or. Ive seen a red dot type of site used on pistols and shotguns that is more of a prisim. Ill try and figure out the brand name. They kind act like a fiber optic but mounts like a red dot.

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I think you're referring to a See-All open sight. I have them on a couple of  rifles and they would be good for this application.
Another option is a low powered scout scope. I have a 2x on my .44 mag carbine and really like it for 100 yards and in.
Yup tye See All is what i was thinking. I shot a gun with one. I prefer normal sites but for low light and or somenone with vision issues it may be perfect.

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2020, 09:01:49 AM »
Red dot.

Have Burris FastFire3 red dot on my 356W lever gun and love it.  Fast target acquisition.   

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2020, 09:26:56 AM »
Hello all I have a 20" 44 mag lever gun its my home defense, truck, camping/  hunting gun which will be short range 100yrds and less it has skinner peep sights on it now which are nice but I think with my eyes not so good I might need to go to something lighted what are your opinions thanks.
Love my 44 lever.  I have hunted with it open sight (successfully)  and scoped (unsuccessfully).  Hard to beat a scope for hunting, and I feel you on the aging eyes issue, but honestly for home defense with a .44 carbine I wouldnít spend the money on a red dot.  Point shoot that sucker and just fire until target is down.  Unless you are defensive shooting more than ten yards, but then thatís not self-defense itís a gunfight.    Granted there is something about a lever gun that makes you think you might have to fight off bandits from the top of the coach.  😂

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Re: 44 mag lever gun dot or scope?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2020, 06:01:33 AM »
I think the red dot shines in the 50-70 yard range. 100 is pushing it, especially in the woods.

I'm voting scope.

 


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