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Scope reco for Henry Big Boy .357 gen2

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by ohmytodd, May 24, 2012.

  1. ohmytodd

    ohmytodd Portland, Oregon Member

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    Hey there,

    Just picked up a Henry Big Boy in .357 and I'm looking to take advantage of the drilled scope mount holes in the receiver on the Gen2. I'd been holding out for a Marlin 1894 (and just barely missed BigBoy67's) until I saw the new Henry's were tapped. I plan to mount with Leupold with quick releases so that I can also upgrade to peep sites but I'm torn on which model scope to go with. I've got a 3-9x28 rimfire that seems like it would work, but in reading up it seems like the FXII 2.5-28 is the king for lever action scopes. The thing is it looks like the FXII is made specifically to mount in front of the receiver, not *on* the receiver per se. Does it really matter with regard to field of vision?

    Anybody else have a scope on a lever action carbine that you wouldn't think twice about buying again?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Yes, A 3x9x32 bushnell and a 3x9x40 Burton
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would go to the peep sights and fore go the scope on that gun.