Deciding on a scope (30-30)

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Foskco, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Foskco

    Foskco New Member

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    Sorry the pic posted 5 times, the app messed up on me.

    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
     

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  2. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    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
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    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
     
  4. Foskco

    Foskco New Member

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

    Marlinman New Member

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    Your welcome and i have.

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  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  7. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    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.
     
  8. huffmanite

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  9. glockman55

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    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
     
  10. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The older Win 94 used a top eject. The newer 94's had angle eject and would take a top mounted scope. There are barrel mount rails available for a scout type set up. My personal preference runs to lower power and a 2-7 would be my max. I would go 1-4 myself. Burris makes a Fullfied II in your price range as does Redfield. You would need a pistol scope for the scout set up.
     
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  12. 303tom

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  13. Foskco

    Foskco New Member

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    Thanks for the help, I'm going to try w/o a scope for a few weeks first, never shot it w/o one. It had an All-Pro on it.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nothing wrong with going with open sights on the M94. there are many who hunt with lever actioned rifles who can't bear putting a scope on one. i pesonally like a lever action without a scope, but there are those who like a scope on one. try it without a scope, you might just like it like that.
     
  15. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Except for my 39a and my 308mxlr i wont put a scope on a lever action. 30/30 is the reason. Simply bc to me a 30/30 is more accurate w irons than w a scope.....then again i dont think its a great round anyways. Seen to many deer run after being shot w one that shouldnt have moved.

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  16. glockman55

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    Do you have the short screws to put in the holes?( for your 94?) don't loose the lever pin thats in the bigger hole, with the top eject you will more that likely have to mount your scope *** back wards, with the side wind age as up and your up/down wind age to the left side to allow the empties to clear the scope when ejected.. if this makes sense to you..:cool:
     
  17. Foskco

    Foskco New Member

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    Lol, I found out about that pin the hard way. Were could I purchase a short screw for the hole? I bought the gun from my nieghbor with the scope and he didn't give it to me. Lol I didn't even know about it till the pin fell out yesterday during cleaning had to get it back in... =[

    Live and learn.
     
  18. glockman55

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    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=7520

    # 22...301260 Finger Lever Pin Stop Screw..$3.30
    #23...301280 Finger Lever Pin..$3.95 ( if you want a spare)
    #26...260100D Sight Plug Screws...$3.05 X2..
     
  19. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    I got the Nikon Prostaff Scope on my wife's Marlin 30 30. Nice scope bright, clear, BDC and lifetime warranty.