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Lever-action brush guns: to scope or not to scope? Anybody still use Lyman or Lyman-style sites anymore?

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  • Lever-action brush guns: to scope or not to scope? Anybody still use Lyman or Lyman-style sites anymore?

    Lever-action brush guns: to scope or not to scope? Anybody still use Lyman or Lyman-style sites anymore?

  • #2
    My house is split, I have a red dot sight on my lever gun but my father has a lyman sight on his brush gun.

    The edge is accuracy goes to my father due to experience as I susspect it will always be.

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    • #3
      Weaver K-6 on my Marlin 1895.

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      • #4
        I put a peep site on my 30-30 and you'd think I was using a scope if you saw the target

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        • #5
          My Marlin 336 .35 Remington wears a Redfield 2x7.

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          • #6
            If you scope, go with low power...2-7X shotgun scopes work well.

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            • #7
              In my opinion a scope defeats the purpose of a brush gun, that being a quickly aimed shot in heavy cover. Most of my hunting rifles are scoped except for my lever action .30-30.

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              • #8
                Savage 99F in .358 Win wears a Lyman-style Williams aperture sight. Milk jugs at 100 yards offhand are a snap.

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                • #9
                  Had the red dot on my 1895. Replaced it with a SLUG GUN scope. at 2 power works just fine. And I can ram it up if I have to.

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                  • #10
                    My great-grandpa had a 30-30 Savage. He does not remember when he lost the front sight on the gun; nobody does. He was the best shot in our family... and we have some awesome shots.

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                    • #11
                      i put a scope on all my rifles, anyone thats handy with a rifle shouldnt have a problem killing a moving deer in the brush with a scope on low power. i like to be able to have the ability to shoot something at a distance to, i feel not having a scope is handicapping myself.

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                      • #12
                        i have two pre 64 30-30's and neither are scoped.

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                        • #13
                          Afraid I'm like Gary Sitton liked to say, "the companies have started making fuzzy iron sights so I need the scope".

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                          • #14
                            007

                            I miss G. Sitton's musings.

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                            • #15
                              I have a fine Lyman peep on my old 25/35, but I haven't hunted deer with it, and I may never,it's a very light round. My Marlin 336 has one and any other lever I would get (except a 94) would sport one. I think sometimes the thick brush is where a scope is needed most,even with a slug throwing shotgun. Low power setting of course.

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