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Is a Bushnell 4200 in 2.5-10 a good choice for a Marlin 336 in 30-30?  Used mostly as a deer rifle, shots max at 150 yards.  The FOV is decent at 2.5, so I cant see any disadvantages.
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I would get the 3-9x40 in the 4200 if you want that much magnification. They can be found for $230.00 new. My personal choice would be the 1.5-6x36 4200 or Weaver V3.
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A 2.5x10 is way too much power for a 30-30. A slight overscope??? Even the 3x9 is a little much. A 1.5x6 or a fixed 4x is much better suited for the 30-30. You are not shooting a 30 cal. `06 or a 30 cal. magnum. The 30-30 is a good 150 yards or less cartridge, that`s it!!!
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My personal choice for that rifle and what mine wears is a fixed 4x scope with low profile see through mounts.  For longer shots, you have the scope and for hunting in the woods, you can use your iron sights.  Any bigger scope will be a big hindrance when crawling through the woods and depending how dense the forestation is, any scope can be a hindrance.  When hunting for bears on the coast of NC, the forestation is so dense that entering the woods with a scoped rifle is almost impossible, but the woods where I live, about 125 miles west is not as bad.  My rifle shoots 1 1/2 inch groups with factory ammo at 100 yards with my Burris 4x scope.  Not sure what model it is, my brother gave it to me and it is probably 10 years old.  Never really used.
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try a 2x7 or 1.5-6 ....10 on the top side is a bit much ...

 

Give the new Hornady Lever Revolution ammo a try-- great stuff

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Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5-6x42 gets my vote
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1.5-6x36 Elite 4200 would be perfect
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I have a 4200 3-9X40 on my marlin 336 30-30 and it works fine.  It is too much scope, but don't spend the extra money on a scope with lower magnification unless you can justify it.  The 3-9X40 is an unbelievable deal for $260 from swfa, and the free jacket you get with it is nice.

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The "DrakeTaker" has an excellent point...............The 3x9 4200, as I own one too, is for the money, the best scope available! Even though the 3x9 is overpowered for the 30-30,  look at what you get in the 4200; excellent glass, durability, dependability, and of course the Rainguard lens feature! At $260, no other scope will equal the Elite 4200!!!! 
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