Buckhorn open sights are fine for up-close snapshooting, but I am not very good with them. For precision shooting, I would prefer a scope and 1-4x is a nice short range option. At 1x, it can be used as a red dot, at 1.5-2x it’s convenient for off-hand aiming and at 4x allows for relatively precise shot placement from supported positions.
Something like this set-up would work, but the Brasslite carbines do not have receiver grooves. No trouble, I just have to decide between cantilever and receiver mounts. I have both, it’s a matter of deciding which to install. Receiver mount retains the rear iron sight but seems easier to install. Suggestions from other Henry users?
A “dangerous game” scope ought to stand up to the minimal recoil of a 44Mag carbine. At 25 and perhaps 50 yards, I should be able to see the bullet holes through the scope, but at 100-150 a spotting scope will help. Since I have been shooting mostly rifle this year, a 16-48 magnification model of good quality should be a huge help.
It is small and light enough to sit on a Bogen mini-tripod but still bright, sharp and clear. The eye caps extends to allow use with eye glasses on.
Last, but not least, Brownells delivered a chronograph. I am both curious about real vs. advertised velocities and about consistency of ammunition. This device should allow me to learn both.