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Ok Scope Gurus....I have little experience with rifles except for the fact I fired several M-16's in the military. I just purchased a Marlin .35 caliber rifle and am looking for a good, fairly inexpensive scope to hunt with. I heard Nikon was good but would like some general opinions. Also what type of mounting brackets are required for the type of weapon I have.Rocket Launcher Thanks for any suggestions. 
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I've Only Heard Good Things About The Bushnell Elite 4200 You might want to check one out
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Welcome to O.T.
Are you hunting in low light and what is your budget?
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I want to stay under $200 and I live in Charlotte, NC. I will probably be in shade (low light) to sometimes bright light. Like I said, I am a novice.  Thanks.
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thanks, that seems to be a good one.  Big Smile
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The 3-9x40 Nikon Team Primos will set you up with very good glass and reliability at your price point. This scope has a reticle (BDC) that has circle graduations for shooting at different ranges from short to long.
This reticle is not my favorite but I would gladly sacrifice the plex reticle of my older Nikon Monarch (same scope minus BDC) and pay the same for the quality of this instrument. It is a best buy.
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thanks for that... I appreciate the comment. Do you prefer that over the 4200???
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only on the bench, my 4200 is on my primary hunting rig
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Originally posted by xthrottlejockey xthrottlejockey wrote:

thanks for that... I appreciate the comment. Do you prefer that over the 4200???
 
no, but didn't you say under $200?
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who would you suggesting buying the Nikon from?
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well...maybe a little over $200...

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the 4200 is more than  $200 for a 3x9
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now it's gettin' goodDevil
 
Primos vs. 4200 in a steel cage.
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ok...so I will check the Nikon out. How should I find out what kind of mounts are required? Or is that included when I buy the scope?

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you will have to buy that stuff too unless it came with the rifle, and a 4200 is almost $300
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For $200 vs. $300 on a Nikon and Bushnell head to head comparison, this creates a whole new issue. But the 4200 is $300 as already pointed out. The biggest difference here is the reticle and the anti-fog coating.
Nikon still wins by a C note and I've bought both.
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i like em both as well
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I was at Walmart and there were about 1/2 a dozen different mounts...Do I have to worry about the scope even working on the rifle?
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the scope not as much as you need to get the proper bases and rings,
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i was on cheaper than dirt trying to find input the correct info.  I will let you know what it comes up with...Thanks for all your input.  Have you ever shot a Marlin .35 Lever Action Rifle???
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nope, i have shot a marlin 336c in 30-30 a lot, im not a fan of scopes on levers so im a bad one to ask, there are a few guys in here with marlins that have scopes on them and they look nice.
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If you can stretch to have a quality optical outfit on that .35 I would put the Nikon with a set of Talley mounts. You are done with $200 for the scope and $40 for the mounts.
This rig will let you see through any cover and at any range for that gun in almost any legal light.
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So you think I am better off without a scope?  or is it just personal preference???
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