Featuring a perfect Picatinny rail for all kinds of attachments, Marlin 1895 SBL enhances the accuracy of a traditional big game caliber. While normally recommended for close rangeshooting, the .45-70 cartridge can now go a bit further if you match it to the right scope. Fortunately, there are quite a few good options.

Burris Scout 2-7×32

This is one of the most versatile optics you can find, suitable for more firearms and not just a Marlin 1895 SBL. It has variable magnification ranging between 2x and 7x, not to mention waterproof, shockproof and fogproof capabilities. The eye relief is adequate as well, so you can’t go wrong with it.   Mounting shouldn’t be a problem either. A simple push in will get it up and running, so you can go hunting straight away.

Leupold Tactical Prismatic Rifle Scope

This scope has an illumination module and a reticle for a perfect system, regardless of the lighting conditions. The magnification isn’t massive compared to other optics, but the truth is you don’t need a long distance target acquisition profile either. The caliber is mainly aimed for short distance shooting.   The 1x magnification is more than enough and allows you to keep both eyes open. It also comes with a Picatinny style mounting mechanism, ideal for Marlin 1895 SBL.

XS Sight Systems

Created for Marlin 1894, this thing keeps it simple. It’s ideal for old school hunters who can’t do with all the modern bells and whistles. It’s an adjustable ghost ring rear sight based on steel. It can be installed within seconds, as it only requires the rear scope base holes.   The system is ideal for accuracy and speed or better said, a mix of both.

Leupold FX-II Ultralight Rifle Scope

This scope helps optimizing the light transmission for easy target acquisition and efficiency. It’s super lightweight, so it offers the features of heavy duty optics, but without the actual weight. Get ready for 1/4 MOA elevation and wind adjustments and resistance against weather, fog, and shocks.

Mepro M21

Originally used by the IDF and currently spread all over the world today, this option brings in some of the best tritium technologies from Meproight. Red dot, fiber optic illumination, tritium at night, these are the technologies you can expect in the worst possible conditions.   The design is rugged and heavy duty, so it won’t let you down.

Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9X50 CDS Duplex

Some may say this alternative is a bit too much for Marlin 1895 SBL, but since it’s so versatile, it can be used on other guns too. It’s customizable, easy to use and install, but also fogproof and waterproof. The magnification goes between 3x and 9x, more than enough for most applications.

Aimpoint Hunter H34S 2 MOA

This enhancement has a thin and sleek design, making it a great addition to firearms. It comes with a 34mm tube, as well as a 47mm objective lens and a very sharp red dot. The 2 MOA red dot guarantees an extraordinary accuracy. Adjustments are straightforward, too, whether for elevation or windage.

Primary Arms SLX 1X Micro Prism Scope

The optical system uses the LED technology for multiple illumination settings, motion sensing technologies and up to three night vision settings. Despite its size, it offers a massive field of view. Overall, there are 13 illumination settings and the brightest ones can make the night feel like day.

Wulf Fireball 2-7×32

Boosting an aluminum main tube measuring an inch and a second focal plane, this system won’t disappoint. It offers excellent value for money and comes with multi-coated crystal lenses. The 130 MOA internal adjustment is not to be overlooked either, so windage and elevation adjustments are a breeze.   Mounting the system is fairly simple.

Delta Javelin 4.5-30×56

The magnification range goes between 4.5x and 30x, so the optics system is suitable for other firearms too. You have a 34mm tube and SMR reticles that make the difference. They’ll impress with their simplicity and versatility.   Some may find it a bit too big for Marlin 1895 SBL, but its versatility is what makes it so useful.   Bottom line, while the list could be longer, these are some of the top rated optics you can mount on your Marlin 1895 SBL.