I've had my Deluxe 222 mag rigged with a Leupold 3x9 compact for about 10 years and decided to try a Leupold 8x36 that I've owned about 3-4 years. After buying the 8x36, I decided to set it aside because I didn't like the reticle. The super fine crosshair just seems too small for my old eyes. Also, it has the tiny Leupold 1/2" target dot, which I can barely see. I was attracted to the 8x36 because the 1988 Leupold catalog introducing it, touted it as a compact scope even though they listed it with the fixed power scopes. Typical to compact scopes, it is a little shorter, a little lighter and the objective len is smaller than the objective lens on the standard fixed 8 power they were producing in 1988. For those interested, I've attached a snap shot of the Leupold specs for 1988. The 8x36 was a little fussy to mount on the 461 action. I prefer the 2x7 or the 3x9 compacts for the trim little Vixen. I use vintage medium Sako rings for the 3x9 compact and hoped the 8x36 would work. They do work, but if you're not careful, and lift the bolt upward when working it, it rubs the eye lens bell. I had some medium Leupold rings for the Sako dovetails. I installed the Leupold rings, and other than being about 1/16" too high, they work great. I like the scope to be 1/16" above the barrel and the 8x36 is setting 1/8" above the barrel. Here's a few photos of the end result.