I recently began wanting to purchase a Winchester 94 Angle Eject 30-30 with the intent of mounting a low power scope on it. I owned a pre 1964 years ago that only had open sights. I need a scope now that I am older. My question is this for people who own such a set up.
Can you still get your thumb under the scope and around the receiver for carry or does it mount to low to do so? I wouldn't want a see thru mount or one that was excessively high either. I think if you couldn't get your hand around the receiver with the scope mounted it would be a lot less handy to carry.
I always thought the 30-30 was a fine cartridge for PA deer hunting and want to get another after not having one for about 40 years. The new ones are a bit expensive but the 1981-1992 AE's look like what I want.
If I couldn't grip it around the receiver with normal heigth rings like I would without a scope mounted then I wouldn't want one. A hammer spur is a great addition and one that I would not do without on a 94 but it has nothing at all to do with the ability to wrap your hand around the receiver.
The new Browning Xbolts lowered the top strap so much that with medium rings you can't grip it around the chamber with a scope on it like you can with the Abolt II's. They ruined the ease of carry on that rifle with the new scope mount design. Sometimes I think the people that design these things don't have a clue what a rifle should handle like.