I've decided to put a decent scope on my Marlin 35Rem lever action, but I gotta spend less than $200.
This article convinced me that the Vortex Diamondback line is the way to go:
However, I can't decide whether to go with the 3-9x40 or the 2-7x35.
I don't know much about optics, so I thought I'd ask for opinions here.
I'll be using the rifle for deer hunting, sometimes stalking in thick brush, so I need to be able to draw quick.
The 2-7x35 would also be less bulky on my lever action.
But I'd also like to be able to take 150 or 200 yd shots. My rifle shoots pretty consistently at 200yds with Hornaday Leverrevolution ammo.
I also think it's important to be able to take shots at dusk and dawn, in low light.
What do y'all think? 3-9x40 or 2-7x35?