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#6419117 - 08/21/16 11:22 PM Scope for marlin 30 30
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Uncle gave me older marlin 30 30. Has an old weaver scope.
What's a good option?

Hunt east texas, no shots over 150 yards.........

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#6419128 - 08/21/16 11:41 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 07/28/10
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What power is the weaver? I have an old weaver fixed 6 power scope on a 30-06 that my dad gave me. I have killed several deer with that gun and feel comfortable shooting to 150 with it.


Edited by CGB (08/21/16 11:42 PM)

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#6419219 - 08/22/16 06:42 AM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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#6419249 - 08/22/16 07:19 AM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I'd do something in the 2-7x won't make a recommendation other than that. Everyone has what they like or don't.

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#6420256 - 08/22/16 06:08 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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What don't you like about the weaver?

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#6420646 - 08/22/16 11:27 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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If the old Weaver is clear and holds zero I would leave it. I think the lever guns look better with the older scopes. My Marlin has an old Burris with a worn, purple looking finish and I think it looks right at home.
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#6420873 - 08/23/16 09:01 AM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Like they said if the old scope works use it. Other than that 1-6 or 2-7 are good power ranges for those guns
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#6421041 - 08/23/16 11:46 AM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Mine has a weaver k4 made in El paso. If I was to change, I'd buy a weaver k2.5 for it.
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#6421167 - 08/23/16 01:39 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Grizz. I think your right.

I got it out and looked at it.

It's a weaver 4.5 A USA

I need to go shoot it, but scope and mounts look solid. It's a 1971 Marlin. Same year as my birth.

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#6421172 - 08/23/16 01:47 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Weaver v4.5

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#6421241 - 08/23/16 02:58 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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dont 'fix it' if it aint broke!

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#6421419 - 08/23/16 05:12 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: oldoak2000]
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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
dont 'fix it' if it aint broke!


Exactly. I have a couple older rifles wearing El Paso Weavers that hold zero and shoot well. I wish they'd make something like the old steel tube models again, they are great scopes.
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#6421442 - 08/23/16 05:41 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Agree leave it be, I have a Marlin 336 30-30 that has a medallion in the stock that has the words Marlin 1870-1970 on the medallion. it has a Bushnell 4 X Banner scope that was put on the rifle when new. My first "deer" rifle the wife bought for me in 1970 for $99. The last time I shot it I killed a hog with it and that was a few years ago. Hard to believe I have had it 46 years.

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#6422065 - 08/24/16 08:23 AM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I had a Burris Fullfield II 2-7x35 on mine for a number of years and two years ago replaced it with a VX-3 1.75-6x32. I like a little more power than 4x. In retrospect the Burris will do 95% of what the Leupold will do at less than half the cost.
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#6426334 - 08/26/16 08:30 PM Re: Scope for marlin 30 30 [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I have a lever gun for shooting with iron sites.
If I put a scope on it I would make it a basic no-frills scope like several mentioned above. And make the scope from the same era as the rifle.
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