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what is a good scope for a marlin 336 30-30 for under 100 dollars. or should i just leave it with no scope.

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  • what is a good scope for a marlin 336 30-30 for under 100 dollars. or should i just leave it with no scope.

    what is a good scope for a marlin 336 30-30 for under 100 dollars. or should i just leave it with no scope.

  • #2
    For hunting whitetail deer in the eastern woodlands, a scope is unnecessary, and it interferes with carrying the rifle in one hand gripping the receiver.
    I have owned and hunted with both the Marlin 336 and the Winchester Model 94 for years, and never felt the urge to mount a scope.

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    • #3
      i will be hunting hogs near san antonio tx.

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      • #4
        It's still mostly a close-range proposition, unless you expect to be shooting across long pastures. If you do get a scope, make it a low fixed-power scope like 2 1/2X so as to permit rapid target acquisition.

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        • #5
          I tried for years to shoot my marlin 30.30 with open sites, but it always shot to high. I went with the nikon prostaff 3-9x40. Even took a deer with it this past season.

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          • #6
            Brock
            When a bunch of hogs come into view, a scope will just get in the way. After the first shot, it'll be a quail shoot! Hogs going everywhere!
            If you only see one or two at a time, a scope is fine.
            I've seen groups of ferals here with as many as 85!

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            • #7
              BTW!
              As far as a scope goes for a .30-30, keep the power low. I wouldn't get anything over 4x. A scope on a .30-30 needs little magnification.

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              • #8
                Brock, I've got a 336 in .35 Remington and I absolutely stink with iron sights so I put one of the new compact Redfield 2x7's on mine and like it very much. I carry it for deer in eastern WV, occasionally bear, and will be taking it to Ga. next month for feral hogs. If you were to try the Hornady Leverevolution ammo that supposedly increases your range capability you might appreciate a scope. Hope this helps, good hunting.

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                • #9
                  You may want to consider a receiver (aperture) sight, which is faster than the factory-provided sight. If you still want a scope, I really wouldn't put more than a low-magnification scope (2X or 3X) on the receiver. Enjoy it and every success in the field.

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