Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30
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    Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30

    Ok folks - I do not really want to hear your ideas on brands of scopes as there are so many different opinions. I would just like to know the OPTIMAL scope magnification for a 336SS .30-30.
    I had a 3-9x40 on my previous blued 336 and it was fine but now that I have this new baby coming I want to put something good on it that will fit the best range for this caliber while not getting tied up in brand names . . . . .


    Thanks for your responses

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    Re: Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30

    For me, I'd go with a 2-7. I've had bigger & smaller scopes on my 336. From my experience a 2-7 is just right. Not too big & not too small & I'm talking both size & magnification.
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    Re: Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30

    A fixed scope in the 2-4x range with no bigger than a 33mm bell is my preference. Well, my preference is peep sights, but after that, then that is my preference.




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    Re: Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30

    8-24X56 set on the highest see-thru mounts you can find! Oh, you want a serious answer...LOL.

    I would suggest a 2-7X variable. GJ's suggestion of the Leupold is fantastic, but you might also consider the Bushnell Elite 3200, or the Nikon ProStaff. If you are looking for a silver scope to match your stainless rifle, then that will restrict your choices a bit.
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    Re: Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30

    I'd go with 1.5x - 4x in a compact scope for a 30-30.
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    Re: Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30

    Great info from all. The biggest thing I see is the 7X max by most of you and that is obvious since we are talking inside of 200 yards targets.

    I like the "silver/stainless" idea to some extent but I already did that on my 1894SS 44Mag and as you can see in the picture it is difficult to MATCH the stainless. I like the contrast of the black on stainless on my .44Mag SS Super Redhawk so I am actually planning on putting black matte scopes on both rifles. The Nikon on the Ruger Super Redhawk has proved to be very excellent choice. The Bushnell 3-9x40 on the 1894SS has served well with no issues from getting banged by that .44Mag but I think it needs a rest. You like my reasoning to get something "NEW" ? ? ?






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    Re: Recommend Scope Size For Marlin 336SS .30-30

    IMO...anything over 4x power is not needed, currently an old Weaver k3 (3x) sits on my T-4, but some believe more is better...so a 2x7 would probably be good for you.
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