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New here, i have a remingtion 700 .30-06 and a marlin 30/30. Im looking to get scopes for both of them. I want to stay around $200. I won't be shooting long distances with either. 06 150yds, 30/30 90yds. How are the simmons aetecs? Im new to this and have a barska on the 06 now. it was pretty cheap and the more I read the more I realize that I need better quality. Thanks for any help that is given.

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Clarify please,,,,,,,,,,$200 for each scope, or $200 for both scopes??? That will make a big difference!!! 
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I know this is out of your price range, but not much.  I would recommend a Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9X40 for $269 from swfa.  Unbeatable optics for the price, the best you will find.  You will not be disappointed.  I know it's $70 more but it's well worth the extra money, believe me.  I have one on my Marlin 30/30, while it may be a little much for a 30/30 it certainly is very doable.  Perfect for the .30-06.  Welcome to the OT!  Good luck.
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I assumed you meant $200 for each scope.  If you want to stay that low, I would recommend getting one 4200 and using the iron sights on the marlin.
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i have a nikon monarch UCC 4x40 on my 30/30 - love it. super bright and clear.

 

but i MAY end up putting a Burris FFII 2-7x35 w/ a #4 reticle on it, because the reticle is great for deer.

 

as for the 30.06 - the 4200 is a great scope. perfect for the money you spend on it.

 

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what about the 3200? i found a place that has browning scopes that the guy says they are the 3200 without the raingaurd and I can get for 130. Is this a deal or stay away. i want to put a scope on both guns. I wont be shooting long distances. less then 125 yards.
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I would go with the 4200 much better scope for the money, If you keep the gun and scope for a long time you will wish you had spent a little more to get a lot better scope.

 

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The Burris Fullfield II is within your $200 limit, and would work very well on your .30-06.  Either the 2-7 or the

3-9 would be a good choice.  This scope gives excellent value for the money.

 

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Ok..if we are talking around $200 per scope then for the .30/06 I would look at a 3-9 scope.  At that price range a Nikon Buckmaster or a Burris Fullfield are both nice scopes...if you can swing the extra 60 bucks I would most definitly agree that the Bushnell 4200 elite is the way to go...the scope is very very impressive and the $60.00 increase is well worth it in the long run.

 

For the .30/30 I would look at a lower powered scope like a 2-7 your not going to be shooting at far distances with that cartridge so the lower power the better for getting the best use out of the gun which is a fast handling wonderful carbine.  Again, I'd look at the above mentioned scopes as well as possibly a 3200 Elite.

 

As for Browning scopes, I have been told that Yes Bushnell does make the scopes for Browning and from what I understand you can get 4200 Glass (Nice) in the price that you would normally pay for a Bushnell 3200 Elite. So you will get very nice clear glass but none of the other bells and whistles such as Rainguard, or the Firefly recticle.

 

If it was me I would look real hard at the 3-9 4200 Elite for the .30/06 and perhaps consider the Browning for the .30/30 or a Burris Fullfield.

 

Good luck....let us know what you decide on.

 

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http://www.swfa.com/pc-10603-1514-sightron-3-9x42-sii-rifles cope.aspx

 

The Sightron SII 3-9x for $200 is a great deal as well.

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i got an idea, dont put a scope on the 30-30 cause thats just wrong imo its a brush gun its a lever gun look its open sights! do it that way then you can afford a nicer scope for your 30-06 like say a zeiss conquest @$400
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You aint gonna do better than the 4200 mentioned especially at that price bro.
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I agree with the Sightron SII 3X9.

 

I have purchased and looked through quite a few in the last month and find it very hard to beat the SII or Big Sky at this price point. Somewhere in the last 2 weeks I did a review on the Big Sky vs. many of the others.

 

Proud Sightron Owner

 

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200 bucks buys a lot of scope these days...
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Originally posted by firedog561 firedog561 wrote:

what about the 3200? i found a place that has browning scopes that the guy says they are the 3200 without the raingaurd and I can get for 130. Is this a deal or stay away. i want to put a scope on both guns. I wont be shooting long distances. less then 125 yards.


You can actually find the 3200 off of eBay, brand new with raingaurd (3-9x40)for around that price.

If you are trying to stay around 200 for each scope, you can go with the 3200, as I have one and am very impressed.  Better clarity than the Burris FF2, especially in lower light.  The tactical 10x40 is a great scope for $170-$180.
You might want to also look at the Nikon Monarch Team Primos with a Bullet drop compensator.  I believe they have a chart for all common rounds.
Hope that helps

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I agree it would be hard to beat the deal on Sightron S11 and you could have the same identical scope on both rifles so procedure would be the same http://www.swfa.com/pc-10603-1514-sightron-3-9x42-sii-rifles cope.aspx

Cheaptrick is stearing you right for the money .

 

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Thanks for the help. I went with the elite 4200 for the 06 and got the browning for the 30/30. 3-9x40 for both. I don't use the .30 to much. Im going to these from a Barska 2.5-10x50 on the 06 and a 4x32 tasco on the .30. so it should be a world of difference. I just want to thank all that helped and for this site for helping me decide. I got the browning for 130 and the bushnell for 241.
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Great job there Firedog!!  The 4200 is a wise choice!!  ...............I know first hand!!!
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Sounds good- great values on both selections

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