I was at my local gun shop today and a man came in and traded a model 43 ww in 22 hornet and it had a like new leupold M-8 3x on it. I was wondering if leupold still made this particular scope. It would sure look good on a 336. I can't remember ever seeing a 3x Leupold.
I don't think I've seen a 3x either............I use a M8 2.5X on my '58 35Rem , and I've never wanted another scope..........Go get it.......Originally Posted by horseshoe
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Don't think I've seen a 3x either. I have some 4x's and a 6x. They are actually good scopes for me. I had to watch out buying them though, as at first, I didn't realize they also came in the extended eye relief for handguns and scout mount applications. There seem to be a lot of those out there.
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horseshoe, The whole M8 line is discontinued. The 3x has been so for longer than the 4&6x models. They are great scopes but only available on the used market at this time.
When leupold brought out the fx series they neglected to include the 3x as some of us had hoped they would. A excellent leupold 3x will bring close to $200.00 in todays used scope market. If you can get it for less it's a steal.
As Tomray said the 2&1/2x looks good on a marlin also. Byron
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I agree. I have about a 2004 M8 2.5 (perhaps the last year they made it) on my 336C 35 Rem and it looks and feels great. Tons of eye relief and so small and compact you barely notice it. Only recommendation…..use both eyes you can and almost have to. One eye you will never find your target. Great scope for a lever gun!!!!
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I've had one of these for 8-10 years. It's been mounted on two or three different rifles since I've owned it but for the last 5 years has seemingly been a permanent part of my FN 30-06. I've found that it's entirely adequate for elk hunting in Idaho and is great for blacktail deer here in western Oregon. I wouldn't feel handicapped if I were to hunt antelope with it. Like the older Weavers of 1x through 3x (I have some of these also), the objestive lens is one inch diameter and to my eye, just 'looks right'. Gun scribe Wayne Van Zwoll has mentioned in print on more than one occassion that the out-of-print M8 3x Leupold is one of his favorites. If you can get hold of one in decent shape, and with Leupold's lifetime warranty there's no reason for it not to be, I don't think you'll be disappointed- if you are please let me know as I'd like another.
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