What other scout scopes are out there? I know Leupold makes a 2.5 x 28mm scout scope for $300, but I think I want more than 2.5 power. Weaver has a 4 x 32 for $180. Is there anything else out there?
Can I use a handgun scope? Some handgun scopes have an eye relief of 10-20 inches; the scout scopes seem to have an eye relief of 8.5-10 inches. What am I looking for regarding eye relief and field of view? I'm assuming that the larger the field of view the better.
Does Bushnell/Nikon or others make scout scopes or handgun scopes that will work? Also, does it matter if I use a Marlin or XS scout scope rail, and do I have to drill/tap to mount the rail? Btw, I have a 444 Marlin XLR.
Lotta question, thanks.