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I'm new to scopes, please help

Postby Southpaw79 on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:56 pm

Hello, I am purchasing either a marlin 30 30 or mossberg 30 30 next friday and I am currently seeking a scope. I am going to be hunting white tail deer in the woods at around 50-150 yards and I'm looking to spend only around $100 since I am purchasing a rifle too. Any suggestions to what type I should buy because I don't understand what any of the numbers mean? Thank u
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Re: I'm new to scopes, please help

Postby George_P on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:36 am

Congrats on your purchase! Since you will be mostly hunting in the woods at fairly short distances, consider a variable scope in the 1.5X-4X or 2X-7X category or similar. The lower powered scopes offer wider field of view and typically brighter sight pictures. Something like these Bushnell Banner models will serve you well:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bush-rs-bnr-711545.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bush-rs-bnr-711432.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bush-rs-bnr-711436.html
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