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Old 08-13-2008, 08:36 AM
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I have a Marlin 30-30 that I put a Tasco 3x9 40mm $30.00 Wal-Mart special scope on (Ibought it before I knew any better)and it has functioned great over the years. Its taken many deer and never loses its zero. Its not super clear but I have never felt over scoped or under scoped.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:26 PM
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I have a Bushnell 3x9x40 scope on my marlin. Combined with the LeveRevolution bullets they are a deadly combination.

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Old 08-14-2008, 10:58 AM
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Must admit you have a dilemma here. I hunted for years with a lever action 35 remington and it never occured to me to put a scope on it. Figured I would get close enough and I did. I definitely would not put a Zeiss conquest on it since that, IMO, is an overkill. Odds are high you will not be hunting late at nght so light gatering is not an issue. The only reason I can think of honestly to put a scope of a 30-30 would be if you had some type of eye issue or focus issue. If you do need a scope get a low power Bushnell. Just my opinion of course

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Old 08-16-2008, 11:20 PM
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i have aold leupold 4x on my 336cs with over and under mounts. if its within 50yards i wont use the scopebut over that i want the lead to hit where i want it to!! withthat 4xim getting 1-1.5" groups at 100 and i also have the ability to takeup to a200yrd. shotwithout it i wouldnt even attempta long shot. ya theres times i would of liked a stonger scope but this one fits fine and i know where to put the X when it matters.with a 3030, bullet placement is important!! unless you want to track a woundedgame around for a while!
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