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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hunting Scope

Im looking for a good scope for my Marlin 336 in 30-30, preferably a Leupold, my range is under 500....any suggestions?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 02:33 AM
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2.5-8 VXIII or 2-7 or 3-9 VXII's aughta work nicely...as would a fixed 4x..i dont like going smaller due to the lower magnifications having smaller objectives..less field of view and less light..


the 30-30 aint no 500yd gun..i wouldnt put anything more than a 3-9 on it..no reason to IMO..but its your rifle...its not a great pick past 100..maybe 200 in the right shooters hands...
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sorry, I meant 500 for price range, doh! lol
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 04:08 AM
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lol..gotcha!! not saying a 30-30 cant kill at 500yds..but, its not really a good tool for the job at all..


those will ALL fall under your price range then...


have to decide what YOU like...

some say they cant tell a VXII from a VXIII except when they pay for it...i have 2 IIs and 1 III...to me, the III is much clearer and brighter..i REALLY like it..my IIs serve me well...but that 2.5-8 i have, i love it..


like i said, personally i wouldnt put anything with a max of 9 or 10x on it.. (3.5-10x is another goodun i didnt list)

i got the 2.5-8x on a rem pump gun and cant decide if i want a 2nd or a 3.5-10 on my other pump..

id stay with the VXII or higher though IMO..the I's and riflemens etc are still Leupolds..but arent as good from what ive read...

depends what your looking for...their compact or light weight line might be something to look into as well..and nothing wrong with a straight 4x or something...
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For a 30-30 I would look at a 3 x 9 Redfield or a Nikon Pro Hunter. No need to go overboard and if you have a rifle that shoots them accurately you can use the Hornady Leverevolutions for 200 yard shots.

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whatever scope you put on, don't use see through mounts.

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 02:28 PM
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For that rifle I would put any one of four scopes: and in case you can't tell, I'm a leupold all the way guy. They would be in VX2 either a 1-4x20 or a 2-7x33. In VX3 either a 1.5-5x20 or a 1.75-6x32. For the ranges you will be shooting with that 30-30 amy of them will do the job and they all have wide fields of view. I personally prefer the 1.75-6 VX3. It is the best scope I have.
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I have a Leupold 1-4x on one gun (44) and a 2-7x on a the other marlin (30-30). The 2-7x is a leupold and it is in Weaver flip over moounts. the mounts let me take the scope off to the side. When you flip it back it always comes back to POI.
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I wouldn't put a variable scope on a .30-30 unless it was a low powered one. Serioously what are you going to use a 3-9X on a 30-30 for?
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Thanks for the input, Im going to hit up Ace's this weekend to check some out, and sorry for putting this in the wrong section. I didnt see the firearm one!
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