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I have a Marlin 308 mx lever. I would like to put a 2x7 size scope on it to keep with the handling qualities. The Weaver v7 2x7 seems perfect. Does anyone have experience with this scope? My budget is around 300 dollars, will be used for deer ,hogs and whatever. Shots will be from 50 to 300 yards. Other scopes I am interested in is the Grand Slam up to 3x10. After reading so mush about Bushnell 4200 with raingaurd 3x9- this scope really seems good. I am concerned about it beeing too long(12.5" I think) I have not been able to find any of these scopes in my local area to compare.  Please advise...Thanks!
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The Weaver 2-7x, V7 should work fine for hunting.  I have used the V7 and liked it.
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You can use a 3x9 Elite 4200 on your 308 lever and it`s a very good price for what you get in great optics plus the Rainguard. The problem though with the Elite 4200 line, is not enough selection. No lighter and shorter 2x8s and 2x7s with the smaller 32mm and 36mm objectives that would look better on a lever imo.
 
But what scopes ultimately look best on a lever imo, which is also just as effective out to 300-400 yards and handle the best are the lighter, lower powered straight tubed scopes such as the 1-5x20s.
 
If you want to stay around a 2x7 magnification along with the Weaver V mentioned, there are several others to consider for $300 or less.
 
2-7x32 Leupold VX2 (best for lighter weight, looks and a little shorter in length) 
2-8x32 Nikon Monarch
2-7x32 Vortex Viper (possibly the best for optical quality, maybe exceeding slightly the Monarch) 
 
2-7x35 Burris FF2
 
Any one of the above will do the job just fine.
 
 
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+1 with Squeezer, large bells look out of place on lever guns.
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Thanks guys for the advice for my Marlin 308. I decided to take Big Sqeeze advice and scope down. I ordered a Weaver Grand Slam 1.5-5x32 from SWFA. Went with a 32mm coz' I thought it might help more in low light hog hunting. The scope fits perfict and is as clear and sharp as any Leupold, Redfield that I have. Can't wait to go shooting! Thanks again!
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