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Offline Flatlander.54

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Replica brass tube scope
« on: April 09, 2009, 04:32:40 am »
Just got a .45 Hawken w/ a Tasco replica brass scope on it, just wondering if any of you guys have ever had one of these brass scopes and how it performed? Scope is 32 1/2" long and 3/4" dia. fixed 4x. Windage adjustments made via a screw assembly on the rear mount, elevation is adjusted by shimming under the front mount. Previous owner said he never got a chance to play around with it. Thanks for any input guys.
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Re: Replica brass tube scope
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 01:31:32 pm »
Have the Navy Arms version on the 36 caliber barrel of my switch barrel/switch lock TC Hawken.    A few longer range (for a RB ML) coyotes, fox and badgers sure didn't like it, but these old eyes do.

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Re: Replica brass tube scope
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 03:43:37 am »
Ladobe, they sure do look purdy with that scope atop of em dont they? Your mounts looked to be the same as mine, do they seem to hold a good zero? What little info and reviews I have been able to find seem to indicate that the mounts are really lacking in that area. Looks to me a fella could make his own mounts from the appropriate brass stock though if need be.
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Re: Replica brass tube scope
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 09:47:11 am »
I think the idea in the design was to stay as period correct as possible to the original early tubes that were around when these original rifles were.   Sure looks a bunch better than the abortions some folks create by putting a modern scope on a replica traditional sidelock.   But, it also makes for a very heavy rifle.

Never had any issues with mine not holding zero, but then even a full house load in the 36 really doesn't put much of a strain on it either.  It easily at least doubles the range I can reliably take predators and varmints compared to my CVA Squirrel 36 because of more consistent shot placement over using the CVA's iron sights.
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Re: Replica brass tube scope
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 03:31:06 pm »
Ladobe, thanks for the info. I agree they look much better than a modern scope on a traditional rifle, and yes it is a handfull as fas as weight goes. But I figure if it will hold a good zero its sure gonna make one fine rig to play with. Thanks again for the input.
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