Thanks for the reply. I have the 30-30. Currently I have an aimpoint red dot sight (2x) scout mounted on it but this year I am trying to set it up for my 9 yo son. I put a youth stock on it and he handles it well enough with Reduced Recoil rounds.
He wants to try a more traditional scope to see how he does compared to the aimpoint. So that is my dilemna - whether to shell out 200+ dollars for a scope he may prefer less than what is already on the Marlin.
I am an SWFA customer/supported, but I have seen the leatherwood for only around 100 bucks from a reputable online dealer. Not being familiar with the Leatherwood, I thought I would ask.
I am not a fan of cheap scopes... ahem for myself, but my son does not need anything expensive to destroy or fail to maintain.
It's my own fault really, he looked though my Meopta binos and my Zeiss / Bushnell 4200 scopes and decided the Simmons on his 223 was well, you know. I guess I need to get him decent scope for the Marlin but really did not want to mess is up with a non-scout mount.