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    Posted: June/15/2018 at 16:04

 We are wanting to get my father in law a scope for his 30-30 for christmas this year. I know thats a ways off, but I'm cheap and like to shop the sales SWFA always has good black friday deals so thats probably when I'll order it, try get him most bang for buck.
Anyway Marlin 30-30.  budget range 150-350~. Hoping to get on sale.

typical 30-30 use, short range deer gun. If it was me I'd do like  1-4, he would probably like more 2-7, 3-9 though I'm guessing. .

Any suggestions? I was thinking vx3i 2.5-8x36

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GiantGreg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/15/2018 at 16:06
 Sightron 2-10x32 S-tac option looks interesting also.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SVT_Tactical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/15/2018 at 16:13

 NO reason to put a "tactical scope" on a dirty 30....  a low power variable will do sufficient 2-7 or 3-9  would be my choice.   Just watch the sales.  The new leupold freedom line has a couple options that would fit the bill.  I put a vortex diamond back 2-7 on my cousins 30-30 and he's been happy with it. 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote urbaneruralite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/15/2018 at 21:26
Weaver Grand Slam 2-8x would be my choice for a magnified optic. 
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I would just put a fixed 3x or 4x on it.
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I have had both a Vortex and a Redfield in a 2-7 and both have been nice scopes.  on a deer rifle a 2-7 is a great choice.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/16/2018 at 16:48
Agree, a 2-7 is very nice. The 2.5-8 Leo is nice because it is also compact and doesn't overwhelm a Marlin. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GiantGreg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/17/2018 at 17:21
Ok, thanks guys, I'll keep your opinions in my mind as we shop.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lockjaw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/17/2018 at 20:07
I put a vx1 2-7x33 on mine and love it.

Think the Nikon monarch 2-8 is also a fine option.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote urbaneruralite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/17/2018 at 22:03
When you consider low magnification variables, it is as well to look at field of view as magnification. Some of these 2-7x might as well be a 3-7x. 40' at 100 yards is a decent minimum if you tend toward a scope that is labeled to start at 2x.

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 All my Marlin lever guns (.30-30, .35 & .444) have VX-1 2-7x33 Shotgun scopes with Heavy Duplex reticles.
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Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

 All my Marlin lever guns (.30-30, .35 & .444) have VX-1 2-7x33 Shotgun scopes with Heavy Duplex reticles.

That would seem "sage" advice ;)
Was sure I had a point when I started this post...
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