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#5941008 - 09/22/15 12:59 PM Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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I bought my son a Henry Lever action 30-30 recently. Although he loves the thought of open sites, he wants to go ahead and put a scope on it.

This is the first lever-action that I've ever put a scope on. Any suggestions for a decent one? Also...fixed or variable?

Thanks!

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#5941182 - 09/22/15 02:33 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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If it was mine and I was going to scope it, I'd put a Leupold on it, either a 2-7 variable or a fixed 6x. Congrats on a sweet gun!
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#5941198 - 09/22/15 02:42 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If it was mine and I was going to scope it, I'd put a Leupold on it, either a 2-7 variable or a fixed 6x. Congrats on a sweet gun!


Me personally, I would put a Leupold 2-7x. I like having having a low power option for hunting in thick brush.

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#5941255 - 09/22/15 03:18 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If it was mine and I was going to scope it, I'd put a Leupold on it, either a 2-7 variable or a fixed 6x. Congrats on a sweet gun!


Me personally, I would put a Leupold 2-7x. I like having having a low power option for hunting in thick brush.


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a 28mm leupold 2-7x is the perfect scope for this setup!

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#5941269 - 09/22/15 03:28 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: oldoak2000]
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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
If it was mine and I was going to scope it, I'd put a Leupold on it, either a 2-7 variable or a fixed 6x. Congrats on a sweet gun!


Me personally, I would put a Leupold 2-7x. I like having having a low power option for hunting in thick brush.


x3
a 28mm leupold 2-7x is the perfect scope for this setup!



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#5941500 - 09/22/15 05:52 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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if it were mine, i'd have you kick me in the mouth for my blasphemous speech/thoughts of defacing a lever gun......... somethings just don't go together like a football bat..

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#5942591 - 09/23/15 10:50 AM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: SingleShot85]
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Originally Posted By: SingleShot85
if it were mine, i'd have you kick me in the mouth for my blasphemous speech/thoughts of defacing a lever gun......... somethings just don't go together like a football bat..


Haha, this comment reminds me of those medieval religious floggers. Closer to God by flogging yourself?!??!?

Anyways, on my late my model marlin 336 I have a Bushnell legend but the same 2-7x32. Love the combo. Totally agree in general that a small 2-7 power is the best thing.

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#5942659 - 09/23/15 11:32 AM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: SingleShot85]
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Id probably go with a fixed 6X if he wanted to.

Personally the quote below reflects my sentiments on scopes and lever guns.

Originally Posted By: SingleShot85
if it were mine, i'd have you kick me in the mouth for my blasphemous speech/thoughts of defacing a lever gun......... somethings just don't go together like a football bat..
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#5942982 - 09/23/15 02:58 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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You can get a Burris Fullfield II 2-7x35 for around $165.00. Had one for several years and it was excellent. Would still be using it but bought a Leupold VX-3 1.75-6x32 for it. Now that is a scope.
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#5943275 - 09/23/15 06:05 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Good info! Thanks guys!

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#5943289 - 09/23/15 06:16 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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I put a leupold 3-9 mark ar mil/mil scope on mine and like it

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#5943795 - 09/23/15 11:26 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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My first scope was a 2X7 and it is still one of my favorite magnification ranges for hunting.
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#5947376 - 09/26/15 07:04 AM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Thanks guys! Great info!

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#5947397 - 09/26/15 07:37 AM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Another vote for the leupold 2-7 here. Or the leupold FX-II 4x33. I recently bought a couple of the FX series scopes one a 4x the other a 6x. I am very impressed with the glass. The 4x compact is 9 ounces and the 6x is 10. Most fixed power scopes are more durable than most variable power scopes. I bought these for the weight and durability to go on encore barrels.

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#5950829 - 09/28/15 02:38 PM Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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I have a Leupold fixed 6x scope on my 30-30 and really like it.

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