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    Prismatic Optic on a Lever Gun?

    G'day all. I have a dilemma that I'm trying to solve. I have an older Marlin 336 in .35 Remington that I'd like to set up with better sights; the stock sights are less than useless with my vision...even with progressive lenses. Anyhow, I have a set of ghost ring sights on my 1895 that have served me well, but I'm looking at an optic for this rifle. I know there's the option of a traditional scope, and will keep that option in reserve.

    What I'm wondering is if anybody out there in the gunnieverse has put a prismatic optic on their lever gun. In thinking about it, one in 3X magnification would in theory be quick to use and ideal in terms of clarity of sight and magnification for my eyesight. Also, they seem to be relatively compact (note that I've never used one, nor have I actually seen one in the flesh). On the surface, it seems like a good idea, but try finding an image of a lever gun so set up on the internet. Anyway, has anybody tried this before? If so, did it work or was it an unholy disaster?
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    I currently have a red dot on my 30-30, and a 1-4x with illuminated reticle on my 45-70. Fairly happy with both, I don’t see where the reflex would be an issue...
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    I'm thinking of a used Cabela's 3X or used Vortex Spitfire 3X for the rifle. I hadn't considered a reflex sight because of the lack of magnification...but still, it would also be a good option.
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    I actually did not mean to type reflex, lol. Prismatic, what you said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    I actually did not mean to type reflex, lol. Prismatic, what you said...

    I blame lack of coffee.
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    One issue might be that most I seen and the one I have are ar15 sight height while the lever has a low comb. You'd get a chin weld to look through it potentially. On the other hand, my 3030 has a 4x scope in see through rings that need a chin weld, so it could work.
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    One thing that's been brought to my attention is eye relief. Apparently the eye relief and hence eye box on a prismatic optic is quite small.
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