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I want to put a scope on my 30/30 rifle. I'm thinking about a Nikon P-233 1.5-45x20 BDC 600.or a Crossfire II Riflescpoe 2-7 x 32. I would like some opinions on which one to go with? Thanks
 
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Hmmm... 1.5-45? That's a lot of magnification for a .30-30.:biggrin: (Just kidding... couldn't pass that up.)

With the right ammo/handloads, the .30-30 is an effective hunting round out to 300 yds. The 2-7 x 32 Crossfire gets my vote. It will allow you to make full use of the .30-30's capabilities.
 
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I had an old original (to the 1973 gun) Bushnell Sport view 4X scope, with those evil shoot through rings, that would consistently allow me sub moa groups at 100 yards. After stripping the old 336 down, re-finishing, and mounting low rings and a Nikon Prostaff 3-9X, it grew to 1.5 moa .... but that's with my re-loads. Guess I need to try the old factory Rem Core Lokt 150's again. I do like the Nikon Prostaff for the optics and the basic value for the 30-30.

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I do like 2-7's but I just set them on 3 for hunting and forget about the rest. At 3x a 2-7x32 has a 10+mm exit pupil, allowing faster sighting. 1.5-4.5 is plenty for any shot out past 300 on antelope and bigger. Let's see an antelope at 300 yards looks like it is 75 yards away through a 4x scope, if you can't hold on an antelope at 75 yards you need more practice. I've been very happy with Nikon scopes on several rifles, I can't comment on the Crossfire.
 

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I would go with 1.5x - 4x. Anything else on a brush gun like that is overkill. Even if you are half blind, a scope you can dial up to 4x for targets under 200 yards is about where you want to be.

My personal choice would be a true 1-3×20 like the one weaver makes. But true 1x scopes that don't give a lot of barrel distortion can be pricey.
 

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I added the Crossfire II Riflescope a 2-7 x 32 on my 336W 30/30 today.

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