| joe wrote:|
Hi i have a 30-30 and i plan to use it for bear hutting. shootting any where from 10 to 100 yards. i was woundering what kind of scope i should buy for it. thanks
.......................I don`t know what your price range is, but it is essential that you maintain as much handling speed as possible in target acquisition and aiming.
Using the right scope, you can keep that rifle as quick handling as the iron sights.
Along with good optics, your 1ST PRIORITY, is to maintain as much handling and aiming speed as possible. With that stated and in order to do that, you need a wide FOV and the capability to keep both eyes open while acquiring your target and then aiming.
For 10 to 100 yard hunting in closer quarters, there will be no better scope for your rifle than the Weaver V3 1-3x20 which is priced at $150.
While many prefer the 2x7`s and some the 3x9`s with their objective bells, imo, THAT defeats the purpose of a quick handling 30-30. Their FOV`s are less and their acquiring and aiming speed time is greater and paying more for those scopes in the process. You can certainly pay more for a scope and mount the wrong one or mount a less desirable on your rifle.
Stick with a lower powered variable (STRAIGHT TUBED) scope, no greater than a 5x on the high end. In reality for your needs though, a 5x on the high end is too much.
For a 30-30 cartridge, for work at 100 yards or less, there is no better variable power than a 1x3.........For the best value for the buck, great Jap glass, the 1-3x20 Weaver V3 is absolutely the best and ideal choice for your rifle..........