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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-22-2016, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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30-30 Scope...

I have an old Marlin 30-30 that used to belong to my Dad. I thought I would break out and hunt with a time or two this year. I took it to the range and shot it in. It has an old Weaver fixed power scope on it. It took awhile but I finally got it dialed in for close range anyway. I don't think I would be too comfortable taking any long shots with it. Only planning on hunting thickets with it anyway.
I was thinking about buying a TRUGLO Tru-Bright Xtreme Tactical rifle scope for it which is a fixed 4 power scope. I wouldn't be doing this until next year sometime. What do you all think about a scope like this for a 30-30? I don't want to put a lot of money into a scope for this gun and I want to keep this gun as a "brush gun".
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-22-2016, 09:47 AM
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i just put a Bushnell banner dusk to dawn 4x (i forget the recticle name, but its a circle with the cross in middle).

i love it for the 30-30. put the circle on vitals and pull trigger.

i am confident enough to take a 100yd shot if i had to, but all my shots are less than 100, soooo
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I personally like a 2 &1/2 to 5 power in case I'm in the woods and the deer are really close. There have been times when I had my scope on 3 power and it was still to high to see the deer well.
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I have a Leupold 4X on mine and am confident beyond 200 yards. I have had too many inexpensive scopes go south on me so I would rather have iron sights than a cheap scope anymore.

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Why not just use the scope that its already got on it?
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I have a Leupold 4X on mine and am confident beyond 200 yards. I have had too many inexpensive scopes go south on me so I would rather have iron sights than a cheap scope anymore.
x2. That 4x33 Leopold is a good scope.
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I have an old Redfield 4x Wideview on mine. Love it!

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I got a straight 2 power Leupold compact on my 35 marlin

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I personally like a 2 &1/2 to 5 power in case I'm in the woods and the deer are really close. There have been times when I had my scope on 3 power and it was still to high to see the deer well.

Sorry that is a 1.5x5 scope.
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My 336C has an old Japanese made Swift 4X32. Its just as clear now as it was back in 1981 when I had it installed.
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