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i have a marlin 30-06 bolt action. i need a scope for it. what would be the best scope for this gun? the area i hunt is swampy m

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    rudyglove27
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    Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • Jere Smith
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    Meant to say I fire 3 shots every YEAR to check zero. thend several more for Practice.

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    I have a Simmons Whitetail on my Remington 700 30/06 Sighted it in 7 years ago, fire 3 shots to check zero so far have not had to change a thing.

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    I have a Leupold FXII 4 x 33 on my Tikka T3 270. I love it. I hunt the same kind of stuff you do.

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  • hunt3r
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    3-9 by 40 or 50. I personally have never had any problems with 40 mm objective lenses. 3-9 magnification range is pretty standard and is at home in thick woods as well as the open country. I have made the switch from leupold to Nikon. I'm thoroughly impressed with Nikon scopes, and I've shot them all. I have a nikon monarch 3.5-10 and it's about perfect for anything. I've had bad expiriences with bushnell. Don't even think about tasco, simmons and the like.
    good luck buddy, and good hunting

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    I have a Leopold 3-9 by 50 and it works great in dense cover. You will probably want something that covers the 3-6x range and has a wide field of view.

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  • meagel
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    dont use a scope if your gun has good ol fasioned irons. If it doesnt, id get a redfield widefield with a low variable

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    go to wal mart and get a cheap tasco scope my naber has had a 25 dallar scope for 30 years and can hit a dime at a hundred yards hes only set the sights one when he got it

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    I've got a VX III 3.5x10 on a .308, and a VX II 4x16 on a .300 Win Mag. Love um' both, but if your shooting short I'd go VX II, III in a 2x7. Depends on what you want to spend.

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    Leupold VXII or VXIII are excellent and I am certain you would be happy with any of them. I think you will be happy with the 2-7x or the 3-9x for your rifle but if you are on a budget a fixed 4x would also be great for your application. If your budget can't handle these, you might consider used scopes on ebay or gunbroker.com... they come with lifetime warranty and a used one shoots just like a new one. I have acquired a couple that way and can't tell the difference from a new one at about 2/3 of the price.... good luck.

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  • Beekeeper
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    Leupold in VXII or III in 2X7 is as good as you will find.

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    A Leupold VXIII 2X-7X would be just about right. Don't forget to get quality base and rings. Leupold makes those too! The best prices can be found on Ebay.

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    Bushnell in a 3-9x, they have a solid lifetime warranty.

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    I have 2-7x Leupold on my .308 and one of my .257 Roberts rifles. Have been satisfied with both.

    You might check out the Sightron SII 3-9x42. That scope is under $200 and I have one on my Ruger 77 and it is brighter than any of my VX-II Leupold scopes that cost more. I would certainly recommend SII over the Leupold Rifleman or VX-I series scopes. Nikons are good, too. Buy the best you can afford (or justify).

    If you have a bigger budget, a 2.5-8x Leupold VX-III is a nice scope for all around use.

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    Sounds like you are only shooting close range and need something that will get on target quickly. As steve182 points out a low power variable might be your best bet. My VX-II in 1-4x20mm is frustrating in low light. If you want a bit brighter scope then look at a 40mm objective, though the 32-36mm are okay. For flexibility, the 2-7x33mm seems a good compromise.

    If you are on a tight budget consider Cabelas 2-10x40mm Alpha. If you have an issue with Cabela's products just take them back. Go for the best you can afford. Just be sure to look at them before buying.

    Oh, with Leupolds, I'd go with at least a VX-II. The Rifleman and VX-1s are excellent scopes but do not come with click adjustments. Personally, I find friction adjustments irritating.

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