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Posted: April 06 2018 at 2:34pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

If my memory is correct it was mentioned in a thread (M700 I think) on how useful the little 2.5X Ultralight was. After a being on backorder for a few months Brownell's shipped mine yesterday.

It was the 4.9" eye relief that appealed to me most. So....the Ruger #1 .45/70 is gonna get dusted off and I won't need to stretch this creaky old neck to get a full sight picture. Thinking that a long eye relief 2.5X should be ideal for a .45/70 here in Wisconsin.

Leupold must make these fixed power scopes in limited runs because there simply weren't any to be found anywhere. Also got a heads up from Midway that they had them in stock.

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I have a .458 that might wear something like that soon.

It has a long eye relief scope on it now I can't get used to, though the rifle is pretty accurate when I shoot it. Something like this might make it easier to shoot well.

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Posted: April 12 2018 at 12:47pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Ya, that little 2.5x Leupold has been around for a long time, with several different model names.

I find it real useful, and have had it on several rifles over the years. Perhaps of interest, ol' Phil Shoemaker the famous Alaskan brown bear guide, uses one. He's had that thing for an awfully long time in some truly harsh conditions.

Oddly, right now, mine isn't on a rifle! I removed it from my 30-30 Glenfield a few months ago when I put the Williams receiver sight on that rifle. It was perfect on my 45/70 Marlin in years past! Lots of eye relief, good field of view. It's never given me a problem.

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Posted: April 22 2018 at 5:19pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

I had one on a Ruger .480 SRH that was a great shooter. I had a field
that I could safely shoot and hunt in and I took a tape measure and I
measured 100 yards from my blind. I could shoot off hand at clay
targets and break them at will. I never did get to shoot a deer with that
handgun.

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Posted: April 22 2018 at 9:51pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Tom W. wrote:
I had one on a Ruger .480 SRH that was a great shooter. I had a field
that I could safely shoot and hunt in and I took a tape measure and I
measured 100 yards from my blind. I could shoot off hand at clay
targets and break them at will. I never did get to shoot a deer with that
handgun.


Tom - if you had one on a revolver, it was probably an entirely different scope, a 2x Leupold handgun scope.

The 2.5x we're talking about is a rifle scope with about 5" of eye relief. Works great on a rifle, but I don't think it would work worth a hoot on a handgun!

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Posted: April 24 2018 at 12:27pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

O.K. It's been a while....and I'm not as sharp as I was...

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Posted: April 24 2018 at 1:32pm | IP Logged Quote M700

LOL - neither am I - age... I guess it's better than not getting older!

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