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danolator 06-13-2012 02:22 AM

Apologize in advance if this a tired subject, but I am getting a new 30-30 and want a good scope for 100 yards in. I plan on a litte hunting, but I take all my deer within 50 yards. This gun will ultimately be configured as my longer range self defense gun. So here's the gig: strong light gathering, dead on cross hair @ 100 yards w/minimal drop @ 150 (I will calculate projectile speed), and here's the kicker, less than $250. What say you?

Gatoragn 06-13-2012 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by danolator (Post 834289)
Apologize in advance if this a tired subject, but I am getting a new 30-30 and want a good scope for 100 yards in. I plan on a litte hunting, but I take all my deer within 50 yards. This gun will ultimately be configured as my longer range self defense gun. So here's the gig: strong light gathering, dead on cross hair @ 100 yards w/minimal drop @ 150 (I will calculate projectile speed), and ere's the kicker, less than $250. What say you?

http://www.redfield.com/_media/downloads/Revolution_2-7x33mm.pdf

Gonzilla 06-13-2012 02:45 AM

Any way I can talk you into a ghost ring rear site w white or fiber optic front post? This is faster than a scope and it maintains the clean lines of this classic firearm. It really shines at 50 yds. ;)

Ranger-6 06-13-2012 03:20 AM

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I mounted a CenterPoint 4-16x40mm Scope with adjustable objective on my Mossberg 702 and can knock them at 100 yard fairly good. I purchased it at the local Walmart for $69.00. I am going to get another to mount on the Hi Point 4595TS.

hawkguy 06-13-2012 03:36 AM

[QUOTE=Gatoragn;834305]http://www.redfield.com/_media/downloads/Revolution_2-7x33mm.pdf[/QUOTE

i have this one on my mini and it is a GREAT scope that can be had for around $150. made in usa, lifetime warranty.

hawkguy 06-13-2012 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Gonzilla (Post 834312)
Any way I can talk you into a ghost ring rear site w white or fiber optic front post? This is faster than a scope and it maintains the clean lines of this classic firearm. It really shines at 50 yds. ;)

i have a skinner ghost ring on my 30-30....it's a really great sight.

but if a scope is what you want, i'd go for the previously mentioned redfield.

danolator 06-13-2012 08:13 AM

Ghost and Redfield are definitely strong considerations. Appreciate the input. Have been looking at weavers and I don't know anything about specs, but that one looks strong at a buck fifty. Thanks

hawkguy 06-13-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by danolator (Post 834556)
Ghost and Redfield are definitely strong considerations. Appreciate the input. Have been looking at weavers and I don't know anything about specs, but that one looks strong at a buck fifty. Thanks

some really good advice i got from a poster before. when you get the $ ready, have several models in mind in your price range & perhaps even a few above and below your price range.

take some time and look through all the scopes. pay attention to clarity, brightness, eye relief, size and weight. check out warranties and other options. like cars, you need to take a test drive.

i did this and walked out with the redfield revolution. it even looked clearer than a few that cost much more, and i liked it way better than anything else in its price range. unfortunately, i first left with the 3-9, which ended up too big for my mini imo. traded for the 2-7 & it was a perfect fit and a nice compact little scope.

just take your time, look at and through many models and and get what you like the most.

dteed4094 06-13-2012 05:49 PM

There is legally no such thing as long range self defense, that being said, I would put a single power in 2 1/2 or 4 power range scope on a 30.30. Quicker, clearer and you can buy a better scope for less money. If you get the gun in Winchester 94, you will have to use a sidemount, If you get a Marlin 336 it is a traditional type mount. It is one of the only rifles I might put see through mounts on. They give you 2 options which may come in handy in bad weather or close range situations. If your scope gets knocked out of alignment your hunting isn't over till you can get to the range. Either way, I am not a firm believer in spending a rediculous amount of money on a scope for a hunting rifle, and on a 30/30 even less. A middle of the road scope would probably be just fine. Take the money you save and buy ammo to practice and get to know and be comfortable with the gun. You can always upgrade in the future as your skills would demand. At this time you may want to consider a complete new setup.

Sooie 06-13-2012 07:37 PM

i use my 3030 for hunting. i have a nice nikon 2-4x32 -- got at walmart for $140-50... maybe cheaper now. it was the clearest and best quality they had. Ive been extremely pleased with this optic.

i went with the 32 power because i have it mounted as low as it will go and still able to work the hammer. most people like to put hi rise scope rings, etc on for the big scopes... but a 3030, out to 100-300, you really dont need the magnification as much as clarity.


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