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Default What is a good scope to put on a Marlin 30-30?

I have an old 30-30 and the scope on it is all messed up and I want to put a new one on it. What brand should I get and what power?
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Who would ever put a scope on a lever action rifle? That's like having a hitch installed on a Lamborghini Murcielago. Sure, it has the horsepower to pull the camper, but that really wasn't the idea behind the design?


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I like the Leupold scout scope setup. PM sent.
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Default Re: What is a good scope to put on a Marlin 30-30?

I am fond of Leupold scopes and I also have a couple Nikons. That being said I wouldn't expect everyone to spend the same amount of money on their optics as I do. Also, on the .30-30s that I scoped I went with fixed power scopes, 4x or 6x should work very well in almost any situation.

In the area that you hunt what kind of shots will you be taking? Thick cover? Open woods? Fields?

Do you still hunt? Use drives? Treestand? Ground blind?

Depending on the answers I would suggest different things. ***The new Redfield line is made by Leupold here in the USA and has very nice glass at a great price, check out the 2-7x33 for your .30-30.***
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I know somebody was going to hit me with the, "Who would put a scope on a 30-30" thing. Me personally, I like scopes on my 30-30. The area I hunt is usually pretty thick covered but there are some nice shooting lanes. I usually just stand or still hunt. I don't know if I should get the fixed power or not. I like the fact that I can zoom in but will I need it? If I do get one that doesn't have fixed power, what power should I get. 3-9x40 seems like a little too much for a 30-30 where I'm hunting. I doubt I'll get the VX-II for my 30-30 because I was thinking about putting one of them on my 30-06. I'm leaning towards Leupold or Redfield.

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I would absolutely throw a scope on it. I prefer a 4 power for my 30.30 but with the outstanding range that you get from the LeverEvolution I am thinking about switching to a variable power as shots of 150+ yards are definately doable now
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The last few years I have been buying Nikons, good glass and you will not brake the bank. I would also go with the 4X40 or the 3 X 9 X40, anything less than 40 and you will have trouble in low light. Nikon makes a 2x7x32 I have heard guys have had good luck with them in heavy brush hunting . but you have the light issue,
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