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    Question for a Scope for a BLR .30.06

    I order and paid for a BLR LT Monte Carlo lever action rifle today.Will be picking it up from my FFL in the next ten days. I don't see that well and want to scope it.What will be a good scope for a BLR 30.06 22" barrel?
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    I've used Nikon and Redfield on several different lever guns. Hard to wrong with one of those, or any name brand scope would be appropriate. Good luck choosing.
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    I feel that the so-called average hunter can consistently make kill shots out to about 250 yards shooting a good 30-06 rifle. This is assuming that the hunter can make good use of steady field positions and not rely upon a bench rest. I've found 2-7X scopes to be most useful for my hunts. I suggest a strong look at VORTEX and Burris. My low recoil carbines all wear Simmons scopes because they do no kick the insides out of the scope. Simmons is budget priced but I like 'em!

    Good hunting to you.
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    Scope choice is very subjective but I am a big fan of Leupold though I have a few Nikons too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by If1Hitu View Post
    I order and paid for a BLR LT Monte Carlo lever action rifle today.Will be picking it up from my FFL in the next ten days. I don't see that well and want to scope it.What will be a good scope for a BLR 30.06 22" barrel?
    I put a Leupold 3-9 X 40 VX1 on my Remington 700 in 30-06 and I couldn't be happier with that choice. Any quality scope will do the job with that caliber.
    I personally prefer the 40mm objective over a 30mm for longer range shooting. A 50mm objective just looks goofy to me, but it sure gives a nice view.
    Good luck,
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    That is a long action BLR with a 22 inch barrel, a 3x9 would balance it nicely.
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    3x9x40mm is probably most versatile scope for that class of rifle. I like 40mm objectives because of their light gathering ability. I've never had a 50mm because on most rifles they have to be mounted high for objective bell to clear barrel. I've got a couple Burris 3x9s with 40mm objectives that are decent scopes. I would rather have Leupold but got Burris on sale.
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    The Leupold V3i 2.5-8x36 hits the sweet spot for power, weight, and size that I have a couple on Savage 99's. Nikon makes a 2-8x32, and Burris has the Fullfield II in 2-7x35 and 3-9x40. Leupold VX2 in 3-9x40, 2-7x32 work well. I have had good luck with Leupold Burris and Nikon, though I have had failures with Leupold, Burris and many others, mostly because the Leupold's and Burris have been used the most on hard kickers and tough country. I have a couple Leupold VX31 1.75-6x32 that I also like due to size, weight on a 444 and 45-70 but don't see them anymore. Leupolds seem to be lighter than the Burris and Nikons of equal power. I like Nikon Monarchs but they gotten much heavier in the last few years, all that 'tacticool' stuff I guess.
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    I order the rifle but my wife bought it for my Xmas and birthday gift.Just thought i'd clean it up.
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    I have a Leopold 3.5x10x40 vari x3 on my BLR 308. I put it on in 95. It has held it's zero ever since. It cost as much as the gun but it works


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