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Foskco 02-04-2012 07:12 AM

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I have a Winchester® 30-30 I'm looking to put a scope on it, there was one on it when I got it, but it was B.B. gun quality.
Questions:
1. What is a good zoom for a 30-30's range (300-400 yards I believe, but not sure)
2. I think I would like a nikon, but would like to explore other brand options. What are a few good brands?
3. The scope mount is a bit odd. It's above the iron sights but is mounted left of center. Will this mount do, is it proper? (Accurcy wise)

ALSO: For my scope I'm looking to spend about $150-$220. If that's cheap and won't get me a reasonable accurate scope please be honest if that's your opinion.


THE BIG THREADED HOLE IN THE PICTURE IS WERE THE OLD SCOPE MOUNTED

bigdaddy573 02-04-2012 07:30 AM

a 30-30 I not a long range gun so 300 to 400 is to far for it 150 is when the 30-30 shines and a good 3-9x40 Nikon prostaff is a good scope for it the mount idk about cuz the one I had was dilled and taped on top and it was a Winchester

Marlinman 02-04-2012 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by bigdaddy573
a 30-30 I not a long range gun so 300 to 400 is to far for it 150 is when the 30-30 shines and a good 3-9x40 Nikon prostaff is a good scope for it the mount idk about cuz the one I had was dilled and taped on top and it was a Winchester

His is a top eject model so yes it has to be side mounted. 150-175 yards is max ID personally shoot a 30-30. So yes a good 3-9x40 is good for that. You might look into redfield, weaver, and vortex.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

Foskco 02-04-2012 07:55 AM

Thanks guys check out my maverick 88 post if you're good with shotgun modz.

Marlinman 02-04-2012 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Foskco
Thanks guys check out my maverick 88 post if you're good with shotgun modz.

Your welcome and i have.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

Axxe55 02-04-2012 11:29 AM

check out the Nikon Prostaff in 2-7x32 or even the 3-9x40, either one is in your price and i have a Prostaff in 4-12x40 w/ the BDC reticle on my 25-06. it's a grat scope. i am fixing to go with to the Nikon Coyote Special in 4.5-14x40 with the Realtree camo, just because the rifle has the camo stock and i really do like the Nikon optics. i paid less than $200 for my Nikon, so it's definately in your price range and would be a very nice scope for that rifle.

jpattersonnh 02-04-2012 12:03 PM

I had a Sightron SI 3-9x32mm on my .308BLR. I used it for woods hunting. Great little scope. The new owner had intensions of putting a Leupold on it but liked the Sightron so he kept it on there.

huffmanite 02-04-2012 12:04 PM

Here is a scope thats a very good buy pricewise and has very good glass in it. Basically a $290 or so Weaver grand slam scope for only $120. Have recommended this scope to several gents with a 30-30 and after getting it they were very pleased with it.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=WE94554 &src=sim

glockman55 02-04-2012 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman (Post 698967)
His is a top eject model so yes it has to be side mounted. 150-175 yards is max ID personally shoot a 30-30. So yes a good 3-9x40 is good for that. You might look into redfield, weaver, and vortex.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

You'll probably have to mount the scope with the side wind age up and the up/down wind age to the left side so the ejected cases done hit your turret caps. I just took my scope off my Win. 94.. just ain't right to scope such a fine lever gun...lol

bigdaddy573 02-04-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman

His is a top eject model so yes it has to be side mounted. 150-175 yards is max ID personally shoot a 30-30. So yes a good 3-9x40 is good for that. You might look into redfield, weaver, and vortex.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

Marlin I had a 94 and scope was on top and there was no side mount


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