I forgot to mention that I have the Leupold dual dovetail base and medium rings.
I agree with a smaller scope on this rifle. Looking at a Leupold 4x28 but am worried about the eye relief.I use a Nikon Prostaff 4x32. Seems to be the best for me. Small rifle so I don't want to overpower the looks with a bulky scope. Smaller than what I have would look better, to me.
With this particular firearm, I agree. Such beautiful lines. But in my case, my almost 52 year old eyes (30 with glasses) tells me otherwise.I don't like to scope mine, but many here speak well of the Clearidge scopes. I would probably suggest a vintage weaver 4X scope. they are slim and long, so no issues with eye relief.
I chose this exact setup several years ago. Looks right, feels right, performs right.....I went through the same decision-making process a couple of years ago. I scoured rimfirecentral and any other resource I could find Looking for images of different setups.
I finally settled on the Leupold fx-I 4x28 with the Browning mount on Talley rings. In my opinion, this combination checks all of the boxes. The scope is scaled perfectly to the rifle, the eye relief is no issue and it keeps the weight down. Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder but, this sure looks right to me.
View attachment 360088 View attachment 360089