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#6052201 - 11/26/15 09:21 PM Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30?
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Posted a while back on this. But, I bought my son a Henry lever action 30-30. He is 13 years old. He will eventually go to iron sights exclusively. But for now, he would like to put a scope on it.

I have narrowed it down to these two scopes based on budget and recommendations. For all you Lever Action guys out there...wanted to see which ya'll would recommend of the two:

1. Leupold VX-I 2-7x33 (variable)

2. Weaver K4 (fixed 4x38)

Thanks!
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#6052215 - 11/26/15 09:28 PM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Tff caribou Offline
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Leupold. I just simply always prefer a variable power scope. At maximum range for a 30-30 of 150 yards, IMO, a 4x is getting to the point where it may not be enough scope. Especially if it's a multipurpose rifle that could be used for varmints, or pigs.
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#6052242 - 11/26/15 09:51 PM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Just Nate Offline
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Leupold Fixed 6x.

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#6052368 - 11/27/15 12:40 AM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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Leupold
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#6052381 - 11/27/15 02:38 AM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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2X7 is one of my favorite power range scope and have tried a few and still own several. 2x is where they stay most of the time while hunting but can turn them up for longer shots.
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#6053703 - 11/27/15 08:42 PM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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K4 or K2.5
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#6055428 - 11/28/15 09:24 PM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
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2x7. The 2 is for those times that the target comes too close for a larger scope.
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#6055448 - 11/28/15 09:40 PM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Txfirecop Offline
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Registered: 11/11/15
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Weaver 4X fixed on my Marlin 30-30 Lever Action. Works great for us.

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#6055657 - 11/29/15 12:28 AM Re: Which scope for Henry Lever Action 30-30? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
RiverRider Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Loc: Wise Co.
My way of seeing it is that the .30-30 is meant to shoot larger targets and relatively short range. If 4x isn't enough, the target is too far away. Maybe 6x would be suitable.
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