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I recently added a 3-9 x 40 FullfieldII on my Remington 30-06 Woodsmaster 740 (a gift for my Dad in the 50's) and it's been a productive and great scope so far. I like the ballistic reticle and the optics are great.
I have a classic lever action Marlin 30/30 with iron sights my 11 yr old is using now when we deer hunt . I am a little concrened about his ability to make the kill shot when the time comes so  was thinking about a scope for the 30/30 but not wanting to invest that much in another Fullfield II on this gun. I have read good reviews about the latest Nikon scopes and was considering a Prostaff 35 or 40mm or even a red dot for that matter. Any opions out there either way.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/13/2008 at 14:40
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Sounds like a ProStaff 4X or 2X7 would be pretty neat for a 30/30 Marlin!!  Definitely better than iron sights.  With iron sights he could hit a one gallon can at 100 yards....with a scope he could hit an aspirin bottle!!  Bandito
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this isn't too bad for the money:
 

849399 Weaver%202.5-7x32%20Classic%20V7%20Series%20Rifle%20Scope%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Weaver 2.5-7x32 Classic V7 Series Rifle Scope
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What budget did you have in mind????? There are several scopes that will do just what you want to do here. We will help you to spend your money. We get into alot less trouble at home that way.  Ouch

 
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I would just buy the Team Primos for the money, it and the Elite 3-9x40 are very tough to beat. Plus it's something you won't have to worry about getting something better later.


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I was thinking in the 99 - 140 range. I am bidding on a Prostaff 3-9x40 on eBay, I'm at $51 but I know i will be outbid. I can "buy one now at $131. It's a  new Nikon ProStaff 3-9x40 matte BDC rifle scope 6320

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Originally posted by dkmanley dkmanley wrote:

I recently added a 3-9 x 40 FullfieldII on my Remington 30-06 Woodsmaster 740 (a gift for my Dad in the 50's) and it's been a productive and great scope so far. I like the ballistic reticle and the optics are great.
I have a classic lever action Marlin 30/30 with iron sights my 11 yr old is using now when we deer hunt . I am a little concrened about his ability to make the kill shot when the time comes so  was thinking about a scope for the 30/30 but not wanting to invest that much in another Fullfield II on this gun. I have read good reviews about the latest Nikon scopes and was considering a Prostaff 35 or 40mm or even a red dot for that matter. Any opions out there either way.
...................................A 2x7 would be the max variable I`d put on a 30-30. Even that imo, is a little too much! Unfortunately, the better variables for a 30-30, like the 1x4`s or the 1.5x5`s (with straight tubes), are only available in the more expensive Leupolds, Sightrons and others.
 
For the best results, I strongly believe, based on alot of experience, that quick and handy handling, short to moderate range timber and brush rifles, should have light, straight tubed scopes, that offer better FOV`s, which are quicker to acquire the target and to aim than the higher variables. Why have a fast rifle handling rifle, only to then mount a slower scope on it? That can and will cause missed shot opportunuities in the event acquiring and aiming speed is necessary. I once saw a 4.5x14 on a Marlin 30-30 at the range. I had to restrain myself to keep my Mouth%20Taped%20Shut!!! Come to find out, the salesman at the gun shop reco`d that choice to him!!  Whacker   For 200 yard or less hunting? Oh yeah! A great scope for a timber/brush rifle!!.......................... NOT!
 
Since you`re looking at the Nikon Prostaff, I take it that your budget is about $130 to $150. Then either the Nikon Prostaff or the Weaver V series in the 2x7`s would be the best bet for the dollar... Red dots are also a good option which are much faster.
 
Another fast option, is the 1-3x20 Weaver V3 for $150. 3x to 5x on the high end is more than enough for deer sized game at any 30-30 hunting range.  
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After further research I think I may go with something like the SIGHTMARK Auto Shot Reflex Red-Dot Sight. Plus he could use it on his airsoft guns. The technology may not match the classic-ness of the Markin 30/30 but it will work for him. Here are the features of the sight.
  • Auto reticle intensity adjustment the for the actual shooting conditions
  • Precision accuracy
  • Reliable and durable
  • Wide field of view
  • Perfect for rapid fire or moving target shooting
  • Multi-reticle (4 patterns)
  • Parallax corrected
  • Unlimited eye relief
  • Built-in Weaver mount
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof and Shockproof
  • Low power consumption
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    Pro Staff 2x7 , Weaver V-series 2.5-7 or the 1-3x ,Bushnell  Elite 3200 2x7....All will serve you well. If you haven't yet- give Hornady's Lever Evolution ammo a try..good stuff.

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    I would certainly be considering light transmission and resolution. If you are going to be looking through glass. If you want to stay cheap, use the iron sights, you'll see better with them than with cheap glass.
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