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Hello All,
I'm new here to the optics talk forum but it seems there is quite a few of you here that really know your stuff when it comes to scopes and what not!  I on the other hand know very little about rifle scopes but would really like to learn more about them.  At any rate I am sincerely thinking of scoping my 30-30 because I think I would enjoy and use the gun more if it was equipped with a scope.  I did read a couple threads on here and found out what I should be looking for, so I looked around on midwayusa and came up with these two models, but was wondering if I could maybe seal the deal with someone's stamp of approval on here.  These two scopes are about it my price range of what I'd like to spend, and it seems that they are from two fairly respectable manufacturers-
 
Link 1       Barska 1.5-4.5x32              - - also  am I right that the "30/30"recticle pattern does'nt mean this is for a 30/30?
 
Link 2 -Bushnell Banner 1.5-4.5x32
 
Any input on these two scopes, or input on another choice I should consider is heavily appreciated guys! Thanks!


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I would give SWFA.com a try, they are extremely helpful and competative.
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http://swfa.com/Nikon-2-7x32-ProStaff-Shotgun-Scope-P42190.aspx

This is a nice scope for a 30-30, especially with its 75 yard parallax.

I bought the same Bushnell Banner some time ago, but returned it because it had quite a bit of barrel distortion.

http://swfa.com/Barska-15-45x32-Hornet-Rifle-Scope-P11685.aspx

I have no first hand knowledge of the Barska scope to which you refer.

http://swfa.com/Barska-15-45x32-Hornet-Rifle-Scope-P11685.aspx




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Hello SteveE and welcome to O.T.
A fixed 4X in a better quality glass would be more helpful than a variable in the same price range. Weaver, Leupold, Bushnell and Nikon all make reasonably priced scopes that meet this parameter. Personally I would look at a Leo 4X because it does not have an excessively large objective lens to get you the brightness you might need for low light big game hunting with that grand old cartridge. The 33mm mm objective is more than needed for a 4X.
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Good luck in your search for the right optics,
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Any chance you can elaborate on the 75 yd. parallax thing? I don't know anything about scopes and if I could learn about these things to look for, i'd appreciate that.  That does seem like a nice scope for sure!
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Parallax - The difference in the appearance of objects in the focal plane with movement of the observer.  In a scope, the shifting of the crosshairs relative to the target when you shift your head/eye.

Rifle scopes normally are set at 100 yards to be parallax free (nothing moves, even if you move your head).

The Nikon I suggested has a 75 yards parallax more in keeping with the midrange of the shotguns slugs, muzzleloaders, and brush trajectory cartridges like the 30-30, 444, 45-70.


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I'm also looking for a scope for my older 1950 30-30. I was not looking for a new model but that shootgun 2-7 nikon looks realy nice a good looking scope and is better optics than the 2.5 older weavers that i'm been looking at on e-bay but I'll have to go with a scope that fits the age of my rifle. I remember seeing them when I was only 12 when I first started hunting in 1956. On a newer 30-30 that 2-7 would be mine. At $140 thats a deal
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Have you considered mounting the scope in the scout position both Burris and Leupold make nice scout scopes.    XS makes the mount.

Burris 2.75x20 Scout Scope Heavy Plex Burris 2.75x20 Scout Scope
Stock # - 200269
  • Matte
  • Heavy Plex
  • 1"
$249.95 
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Hey guys, Sorry about my posting midwayusa's links here.  After the first person reccomended swfa I looked and after I found out it was/is associated with the forum I felt like a real idiot, especially because the prices are much, much cheaper.  At any rate I do apologize and you have my word i'll never post any competitor's sites again, and also it was'nt intentional I just was'nt aware that this forum was associated with a vendor. 
In terms of scopes, I'm not really sure what i'm leaning toward at this point.  That nikon has me excited.  Then the thought of just getting a fixed 4x does'nt sound like a half bad idea either.  Or I could try one, see how I like it, try another, see how I like that, and put the one I like least on a 22, haha.
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