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Old December 30, 2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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traditional looking red dot sight???

My wife is interested in a red-dot optic for her Marlin 336, but she does not want it to look out of place. She finds the look of a conventional scope to be acceptable, but a lot of red dot sights look very "tactical".

Any recommendations for a red dot sight that looks close to a conventional/traditional scope?
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Old December 30, 2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Not a problem !!!

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but a lot of red dot sights look very "tactical".
I suppose to some and then to others, not. Most RedDots have no magnification. She likes the look of a scope and most of them do have magnification. ....

How about a scope with low magnification and illuminated redicles in Red, Green and even Blue? ....

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Old December 30, 2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Could look at the aimpoint hunter series. Weaver also has a red dot that might work.
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Old December 30, 2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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For the lever action you consider the micro red dots from Aimpoint. I think Leupold, Vortex, Primary Arms, and others also make some form of Micro red dots sights. Millet, and I think Nikon, Bushnell and others make a 20mm red dot that looks like an ultra compact scope. The Aimpoint PRO looks less tactical in std ring mount but may be a bit large for a slab side.
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Old December 30, 2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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Check out Turnbull's website and look at the mount he makes for lever action red dots using the Burris Fast Fire dot. He shows them on a gun and they really look pretty good. Not only do they look good, they work great. Nothing but good reviews on this set-up.
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Old December 30, 2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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Consider a conventional scope with an illuminated reticle.
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Old December 31, 2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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Consider a reflex sight, like the very popular Burris FastFire II as was suggested above.
Very small, inconspicuous, and high quality.

However, you didn't specify if you wanted a red dot with magnification...if so, a reflex like this won't fit the bill...

http://swfa.com/Burris-FastFire-Red-...hts-C1811.aspx
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Old December 31, 2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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Barska is a cheap manufacturer of rifle scopes that seems quite fond illuminated reticules, you may give them a try. they are generally accepted as a cheap scope with high failure rates among heavy recoiling firearms like 30-06 and above but your wife's 30-30 would probably do ok with one. my family has never had a problem with them but then again we've never mounted them on anything better than a 22.

for red dots would something like this be traditional enough or are you looking for something like a full sized variable zoom type scope?
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