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TheHunter100 12-18-2011 03:03 AM

Whats a good scope
 
I got a 30-30 and deciding on getting a scope for it or stick with iron sight the dealer at my local turners said that if I get the scope a good scope is $300. Do you think its worth it or should I practice long range at about 200 yards max for medium size game like deer or wild hog

Poink88 12-18-2011 03:09 AM

I bought a used Weaver Grand Slam for $170 (IIRC) and I couldn't be happier.

http://www.amazon.com/Weaver-Grand-Slam-3-10X40-Mblk/dp/B0014VX164/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1R7HX6OIJHDJK&c olid=5ZVUMZ1HYG6A

If your budget is set, check Nikon Buckmaster Amazon.com: Nikon Buckmasters 3-9x40mm Nikoplex (Matte): Sports & Outdoors or Prostaff http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-ProStaff-Black-Matte-Riflescope/dp/B004MY5L9U/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1324181340&sr=1-1

TheHunter100 12-18-2011 03:12 AM

Do you think the nicon would withstand the recoil

Poink88 12-19-2011 05:19 PM

I believe so.

Check this thread for other recommendations. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f65/best-value-100-300-rifle-scope-24821/

TheHunter100 12-19-2011 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poink88
I believe so.

Check this thread for other recommendations. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f65/best-value-100-300-rifle-scope-24821/

Thanks but man I guess the money I was gonna spend a shotgun is gonna go on a scope either that or I should start practicing iron sight

dks7895 12-19-2011 06:40 PM

I would put a decent 4x32 or 2-7x32 on it. You do not have to spend $300 to get a good scope. The 30-30 is a mild recoiling rifle too. Look at a Nikon Prostaff or Redfield Revolution.

willfully armed 12-19-2011 07:00 PM

Here's a few options.

Walmart has a Bushnell 4-12x40 that's typically in stock in sporting goods. They're about $68. I got a few a couple years back for $35 each and ran then on a .22, .223, .270, and 30-06. They all held perfect Zero for hundreds of rounds. Thousands in the 22 and 223 .

Leupold 3-9x40 vx-II should be about $200-300. Lifetime warranty.

Or, Midway USA has the Simmons Whitetail Classic 5-20x50 that's lifetime warranty for $109. It it too much scope for a 30-30, but its decent glass for a fair price.

JTJ 12-19-2011 07:14 PM

Redfield Revolution 2-7x33mm Riflescope - Matte Finish, 4-Plex / Accu-Range Reticle FREE S&H 67080, 67085. Redfield Revolution Riflescopes, Redfield Riflescopes.
Leupold 1.5-4x20 Mark AR Duplex Riflescope 67170 FREE S&H 67170. Leupold Mark AR Riflescopes, Leupold Riflescopes.
Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35 Matte Riflescopes FREE S&H DBK-M-07P, DBK-07-BDC. Vortex Diamondback Riflescopes, Vortex Riflescopes.

Here are a few and lots more to choose from. The 1st one is probably the best value and made in USA. The 2nd one is higher end and also made in USA.

TheHunter100 12-19-2011 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willfully armed
Here's a few options.

Walmart has a Bushnell 4-12x40 that's typically in stock in sporting goods. They're about $68. I got a few a couple years back for $35 each and ran then on a .22, .223, .270, and 30-06. They all held perfect Zero for hundreds of rounds. Thousands in the 22 and 223 .

Leupold 3-9x40 vx-II should be about $200-300. Lifetime warranty.

Or, Midway USA has the Simmons Whitetail Classic 5-20x50 that's lifetime warranty for $109. It it too much scope for a 30-30, but its decent glass for a fair price.

You really think a cheap scope will keep its zero on a 30-30

Poink88 12-19-2011 07:52 PM

If I am looking for myself and only have $200, I would buy the Nikon BuckMaster based on countless endorsements/reviews from people here whose opinions I respect. ;)

My brother-in-law have the cheaper Nikon ProStaff in his .308 and they work very well too. He did pay more than $200 for his ProStaff (after tax) locally.

Take it for what it's worth.


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