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Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions #5941008 09/22/15 05:59 PM
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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!

Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5941182 09/22/15 07:33 PM
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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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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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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
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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!


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!

Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: oldoak2000] #5941269 09/22/15 08:28 PM
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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!


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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Re: Henry Lever-Action 30-30 - Scope Suggestions [Re: TurkeyWhisperer] #5941500 09/22/15 10:52 PM
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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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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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Id probably go with a fixed 6X if he wanted to.

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

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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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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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Good info! Thanks guys!

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I put a leupold 3-9 mark ar mil/mil scope on mine and like it

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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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Thanks guys! Great info!

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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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I have a Leupold fixed 6x scope on my 30-30 and really like it.

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Thanks guys!!!

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The 2-7X range recommendations are excellent, or the 6X. I personally keep all of my scopes on 6X anyway...just looks the best for my eyes.

The Burris FFII 2-7x35 would be an excellent choice on the .30-30. The 35mm gives you a little more light.


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A fixed 4 power is all you need.


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