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 i'm trying to find the right scope for my application...

30-30 hunting bucks in mostly mountain areas.

 i've been told to get a scope with lines in the sight so i can raise the rifle to compinsate for a longer shots if needed. as i was looking through the different selections i was unable to find one, i would be very great full if some one would help me. my price range is up to $200.00, if that is not enough for the type i need then please let me now.

thanks for the help.
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personally, a .30 30 is fine without a scope. The round itself is not designed for long range shooting usually out to about a hundred to hundred fifty yards.

 

That being said if I was to scope a 30.30 I'd look for something in the lower magnification rage like:

 

Burris Full Field 2-7x35 SWFA Price $159.95 

Bushnell 3200 Elite 2-7x32  SWFA PRice $174.95 (jumping up to the 4200 Elite is a GREAT Scope but a pretty good jump in $$$)

There is some other lower magnification scopes to look at like the 4200 Elite, Nikon Monarch, Weaver GrandSalm all of which are great scopes but the price is out of the $200 range.

 

The other option is going to a 3-9 powered scope and I have a few friends that have them on their .30 30 Marlins but to me (again person preference) most shots are going to be or should be close or in the brush which is where a .30 30 shines. If you need to make longer shots say out past 200 yards in open fields or canyons you may want to consider a gun with a caliber that will allow you to reach out a bit more.  The old .30 30 is a fine gun and has dropped more vension that a person can count, however its shots should be in close and a low powered scope would be my choice.

 

Happy shooting

AC

 

 

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I second the idea that the 30-30 is a fast action brush gun limited to about 150 yds possibly 200 with some sincere practice. I think the red dot  1x or 2x Aimpoints would serve quite well and are not large in overall size. Other than that possibly a Weaver V3   1-3 power or at most a 2-7 power like the Bushnell 3200 (good glass).

As for a scope with lines here is what they are talking about:

201321 Burris 2-7x26 Short Mag Rifle Scope                         Burris 2-7x26 Short Mag Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Ballistic Plex
  • 1"
SWFA: $264.95
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However I have some reservations due to problems that my friend encountered with the Burris 3-9 Short Mag scope which had very critical eye relief over avout 6x. The scope would look like a white cloud unless you had eye relief exact. It was shipped back to Burris who fixed a parallex issue and sent it back but it still did the same thing. Ultimately it was returned to the store where he bought it. SO - For conventional optics this is my pick:

 

849400 Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V3 Series Rifle Scope                 Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V3 Series Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
SWFA: $149.95
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P.S. Weaver Dual-XWith a dual X reticle with the center sighted at 100 yds check at 150 and 200 to see how the location where the verticle lines goes from thin to heavy (bottom Post) corresponds to point of impact at that 150 or 200 yard mark. Note that this needs to be done at one specific power say 3x because changing the power will change how much the distance from the X to the Post represents. You are likely to find the X is 100 and the bottom Post is 200. Problem solved you then have a known hold over mark.

 

By the way the balictic plex reticle only works at the highest power -similarly change the power it changes what the distance between lines represents because the total field of view (how many feet wide you see side to side) changes.



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Some very good scopes recommended.  If your shots in the mountainous areas are going to be 100yds or closer, consider a red dot scope.  There are quite a few different options out there that would work very well.  I have a Bushnell Trophy red dot on a 30/30 and it is very fast and accurate.
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consider a forward mount "scout" with a 2x pistol or scout type scope.
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thanks for all replys, its been very helpful.
what do you guys think of this... i'm thinking if i ever upgrade to a 30-6 for a longer shot then i can use it agian on the next rifle
6421 Nikon 3-9x40 Buckmaster Riflescope                          Nikon 3-9x40 Buckmaster Riflescope
  • Matte
  • BDC
  • 1"
  • Free SWFA Lens Pen w/ Purchase
SWFA: $209.95
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The Nikon Buckmaster is a very good scope for the money. 3-9 would work for the .30/30 I'd like something with a smaller objective then 40mm  on that small fast handling brush gun however, the 3-9 will work. If you upgrade to a .30 06 the Buckmaster is great scope for those longer shots.

 

We live in a society of Zip Bang Wonder Magnums, don't get me wrong I've shot my buddies .300 Ultra Mag and it has very flat trajectory BUT it does kick and quite frankly I am one of those guys who likes to shoot within 200 yards, the good old .30.06 does every thing well and has done it well for over a 100 years.

 

On a side note your Forum Name is 11sec 67 taking a guess here but that is an 11 second quarter mile time on a 67 car???

 

Good luck and happy shooting

AC

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1-4 Trijicon, fast for the close range shots and just enough magnification for the ability of the caliber.

 

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i just put a fixed power nikon UCC monarch on mine. 4x40.

 

it's plenty bright and a top-quality scope.  I couldn't be much happier w/ it.

it sits low enough and is comforable to my setup.

 

good luck.

 

J

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thanks again for taking time to answer my questions.



On a side note your Forum Name is 11sec 67 taking a guess here but that is an 11 second quarter mile time on a 67 car???
good guess...I have a 67 mustang with a turbo charged 347.
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