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#5388007 - 10/29/14 09:50 PM Scope for a 3030
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Registered: 02/07/10
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Loc: The colony
Need to replace an ancient marlin scope. What's a good low power low light transition scope without killing the wallet. I won't shoot over 100 yards. But do hog hunt in low light fairly often.

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#5389225 - 10/30/14 02:01 PM Re: Scope for a 3030 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
I always had a fixed 4 power on my old Marlin. Your max range under ideal conditions is probably 250 yds, if you are good. If you are just Ok, then 150 yds is your range. Of course, you may rather have a variable. The 1.75-5 scope I once had was also great on a lever gun.

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#5389245 - 10/30/14 02:08 PM Re: Scope for a 3030 [Re: jhenderson]
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Loc: Texas
Guess it all depends on what your doing with it. I know several people who hunt 100-150 yard feeders with a scoped 30-30 and shoot for the neck. I want more than a 4x scope for that.
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#5389302 - 10/30/14 02:38 PM Re: Scope for a 3030 [Re: jhenderson]
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Loc: Justin, TX
I had a Vortex Viper 2x7 on my 336 but just put a Hawke Endurance 2x7 with the 30-30 IR on it. I'm happy.
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#5389472 - 10/30/14 04:15 PM Re: Scope for a 3030 [Re: jhenderson]
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My feeder is 107 yards and max shot maybe 125. I'm good but not great with this gun yet.

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#5390991 - 10/31/14 12:17 PM Re: Scope for a 3030 [Re: jhenderson]
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I would do a weaver k4. Stay classy.
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#5393093 - 11/01/14 10:35 PM Re: Scope for a 3030 [Re: jhenderson]
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Lighted reticle would be nice

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#5394964 - 11/02/14 10:20 PM Re: Scope for a 3030 [Re: jhenderson]
Byronstuff Offline
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Registered: 09/30/10
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Loc: McKinney, TX
I have a Nikon Buckmaster on my 30-30.. Love it.

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