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Old 10-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Deerhunter022 Deerhunter022 is offline
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My father was never much of a hunter but i finally got him into it. Heres my problem. We have 2 rifles, one is a marlin 336a 30-30 with the sights that came with it and the other is a savage bolt action single shot 30-06 with a cheap simmons scope... I like the looks of the 30-30 but i heard the 336a was the cheapest version which made me a little worried about its reliablilty. Savages are ugly but fairly accurate from what i hear.. would the simmons scope keep it from reaching full potential? Thanks in advanced!

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Old 10-24-2007, 05:32 PM
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The Simmons scope shouldn't effect the 30-06, so I would use it
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:36 PM
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I only use the Simmons scope on a .22 mag.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the advice so far.. so when you say you only use it on the 22 mag, your saying it is unfit fora 30-06? Just making sure im reading you right!
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:56 PM
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the only way to know would to be shoot both of them. i dont think there is anything wrong with either gun you listed. take them to a range if you can.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:04 PM
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I was looking forward to your response. From what ive read on this site so far you seem to be on of the most knowledgabl so i will take your advise seriously. I definatly respect experience. Is anyone here familiar with Chuck Hawks? From the advise he gives, the 30-30 seems to be the right choice... I'm very new to hunting so im looking to get all the knowledge i can
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:09 PM
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Default 336A marling

Just a comment regarding the marlin. I had one for years, with no problems. I juust traded mine in for a 742 remington 308 carbine. I agree it is probably one of the lower end models, but who cares. if the gun is working fine, keep it clean and I don't think you will have any problems. I believe your Dad will out grow the bolt action very quickly. There is nothing like the rush you get when you have fired your shot at the deer and he keeps running (miss?maybe -maybe not).
Your Dad would appreciate a second shot!!!.
In either case enjoy the hunting with your Dad, time is precious
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:31 PM
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I beleive you deerhunter, from the things you have posted so far you seem like a respectable kid. And you edited the comment instead of posting a new one so thankyou for that as well... Justbe careful about what gets posted on here because these guys are experienced and respectable men!
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:30 PM
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I wouldnt use the simmons scope! A savage is a very accurate gun but lots of recoil.. . I have a savage 270 bolt action it came with a cheap simmons scope the cross hairs would move with every shot.. after i took the scope off i found out the cross hairs were broke.... SO PLEASE DONT USE A CHEAP SCOPE........ Buy a quality scope
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:44 AM
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You should have taken that Simmons scope off and sent it back to simmons for repair. I'd even bet they probably would have repaired or replaced it for free... Don't knock the lower priced (cheap) scopes,,,,, CHEAP doesn't always constitute poor quality...
I have a 3-9x40 Bushnell, Had it for years (about 25 years to be exact) that scope is so accurate and has such a crystal clear view, I can hit thumb tacks at 100 yards (Done that many times) and the funny thing is after I had that scope for about 8 months the horizontal crosshair busted ,, I sent it in to have it fixed and Bushnell fixed it for free.. And the COST,,, I paid $ 39.95 plus tax for it.
I STILL use and prefer that scope over every other scope I've ever used. Please don't go to thinking that the COST makes the better scopes. sometimes $ 39.95 is just as good as $ 539.95 but I think we all like keeping that extra $500.00 in our own pockets...
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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