I think, because of the usable range on a 30-30 cartridge, 100-150 yards, this may become my "bush" rifle... And in keeping with the "cowboy" tradition the scope is coming off... Besides, I have my M77R MarkII .270 for long range duty... I'll decide tonight... now if these old eyes can focus up on that itty-bitty front sight... [8D]
You won't see a scope on my Mod 94. It's the only center fire rifle in my safe without optics. Partly because of "looks", partly because of intended function. I feel the same way about scoping a SA revolver.
Some of us that are over 50 are getting blur'd vision with respects to the front sight linin up with the rear sight. So the other day, with respect to low light at the indoor shooting club, with its 50 yard underground tube.
On Sunday I took my Glenfield 30A, 30-30 and for those of you that don't know, a Glenfield made by Marlin BTW.
Anyways.... my son and I found that this 30-30 was a shootin to the right about 4" to 5" with a dead center hold. I did not have available tools to tap the front sight over. But for further range work, I scoped it with a Tasco that is fixed on its 3X and won't magnify up any more.
Now seein that it does shoot where its aimed at, I was very pleased. But your right, it don't look right with a scope a riden saddled on this lever gun. These leverguns were made to shoot bareback if ya know what I mean.
I don't have any lever actions any more, but I sure miss them. I had Williams peep sights with the biggest aperture I could get on them. That worked pretty good for these old eyes and still looked pretty traditional.