Here is a custom Bison done with a forward mounted scope, what the
moderns call a “Scout’ configuration. Mounting the scope forward has
several advantages: it’s fast to the eye when swinging on moving game,
faster even than a traditionally mounted scope with the eye-piece close
to your eye; it also avoids the problem of eye relief.
These ‘scout’ scopes have about an 8 inch eye relief- you never have to worry about getting banged in the forehead by a scope with heavy loads: the powder gases and residues don’t impact on the scope, it never gets dirty from powder residues blasted all over it, saves cleaning time and effort: the set-up costs the same as any other scope system, Weaver size rails and rings are readily available to fit , they are strong and not expensive; A ‘Scout’ scope costs no more than any other scope, and they are available with several reticules and variable power.
I quite like this set-up. This one has a 2 x 7 Bushnell scope on it, which retails at $240. The Weaver rail, and Forward Rings, including mounting, cost another $100 for a total price of $1000 including mounting your scope. . We can use your scope or buy one for you. This Scout rifle is SOLD but you can have one like it. Email DOC at Doc@whitemuzzleloading or call 435-722-2520 evenings to discuss the project.