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Old 12-18-2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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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

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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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

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Do you think the nicon would withstand the recoil

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I believe so.

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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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
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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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