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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best rifle scope for a 35 marlin ? i'm hunting pa. woods and most shots are under 50 yds, i want to keep cost under $250.00
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What is the best rifle scope for a 35 marlin ? i'm hunting pa. woods and most shots are under 50 yds, i want to keep cost under $250.00
for this situation,in my opinion a good peep site would be better than a scope.

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Re: rifle scope

A good 4X scope would be fine, or a red dot scope that has no magnification would also work.

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Re: rifle scope

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Re: rifle scope

I second the peep site, love the Williams peep and front fire site on my Rem 760!

But if you really want a scope, stick with something in the low fixed power range for shots under 50 yards. A 4X scope would work well and give you plenty of magnification for the unexpected 100 yard shot...

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Re: rifle scope

for that kind of shooting you can get away a lot cheaper. i have a $50 bushnell sportsman 4x32 on my marlin 336d 35 and its ideal. the site picture is bright and the FOV is wide and clear. shoots one holers all day at 50 yards. so accurate, its almost boring. that said, its a bit big. its the one on the bottom of this pic.



on my 336 sdt 30/30 i bought a Nikon Monarch UCC 1.5-4.5x20 and it was $179. the talley extra low mounts were $50. it is perfect and fits the small guns much better.



the burris timberline is a good match for the marlins as well and at some point i will probably switch out the bushnell for one of those just for the size factor. either way you go, i highly recommend the talley one peice mounts.

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Re: rifle scope

I guess I will be in minority but I would get a Nikon or Bushnell 3 x 9 x 40. Can help if trying to count points at 100 yards and 3x is fine for close shots.

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Re: rifle scope

Bushnell Trophy series or the Nikon Pro staff series are hard to beat for the price. Lifetime warranty on both.
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Re: rifle scope

I have a 2X7X33 Leupold variXII on my 35 rem Marlin 336 and love it.

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