I've not tried my Bushnell HOLOsight on the 45-70, but it's lasted 1,000's of rounds for full load .44 mag..A good red dot sight will hold up fine, I find the dot is so large it kills any accuracy potential on a rifle.
Most red dot scopes have a 3MOA dot. But you can get 1MOA dots. These are much better for accuracy. 3MOA is three inches at 100 yards, 1MOA is 1 inch at 100 yards.A good red dot sight will hold up fine, I find the dot is so large it kills any accuracy potential on a rifle.
Yes it is... a lot of people have done it. But I would recommend buying yourself a good quality sight. Don't buy anything under 200 bucks... it has to be parallax free for it to be worth while on an 1895. And the parallax free ones are usually 300 plus bucks.,.I just bought a tru glo red dot and i returned it. I plan on getting an aimpoint compc3 with the fine 2moa dot for work out to 200 yards.... I would recommend an aimpoint or a high quality reflex sight too like the trijicon RMR or burris fast fire, or Leupold delta point. Nice thing about aimpoints is that soldiers trust them with their lives... so a big game hunter or dangerous game hunter can trust their lives with them as well. They will last for 5 years with one battery and are not only waterproof but submersible