Whats a good scope

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by TheHunter100, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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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
     

  2. TheHunter100

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    Do you think the nicon would withstand the recoil
     
  3. Poink88

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  4. TheHunter100

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  5. dks7895

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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.
     
  6. willfully armed

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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.
     
  7. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    You really think a cheap scope will keep its zero on a 30-30
     
  8. Poink88

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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.
     
  9. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    30-06 recoil is way more abusive than 30-30.

    So, yes.

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    I only use a 4x on my 30-30
     
  10. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Its just that now im looking at either a shotgun or scope
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    What JP said or I like the Bushnel 3200 Elite. It is way good enough for a 30-30 but a half decent 4 power would probably do everything you need done and hold up. If it is a Win 94 you have to worry more about your mount. A popular set up on tue 30-30 levers is see through mounts. They offer an option if the scope gets fouled or close range.
     
  13. glockman55

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    Get the shot gun...the 30-30 isn't much over a 100 yd. rifle anyway..use the iron sites, the way the gun was ment to be used.. JMO.. Good luck:D
     
  14. TheHunter100

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    The 30-30 is already bought. And ya I also like iron but time to try something new
     
  15. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    200 yds easily. And that's with 4x glass
     
  16. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Ya I agree and way more if you know how to shoot
     
  17. TheHunter100

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    And those are two whole diffrent guns to serve two whole diffrent purposes
     
  18. CaptRickHiott

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    I bought the Nikonn Pro-Staff 3X9X50 last year and so far its been on three different rifles. I have had no problems with it so far,,,,and Im getting ready to buy another one for my 45-70. For 200.00 dollars its hard to beat!