Marlin 336 is one of the most famous hunting rifles in North America. It was first introduced in the 1940s by the Marlin Firearms and is still quite popular among the hunters.
It’s one of the prominent features is that it is one of the strongest lever-gun ever made. It is very reliable and also known as one of the best deer hunting rifles. One of the best upgrades is a scope for the marline 336.
Scopes not only let you focus better on your target but also vary on the type of scope one can get a lot of additional perks. A great variety of scopes exist, and significant differences among them are in their weight, length, kind of lens, magnification, etc.
Though there is one drawback that the scopes are limited in the market and can be expensive. But if we know what kind of scope we require we can specify the best in terms of price and specifications.
Lens and Image quality
The most important part of the scope is the glass lenses inside it and the surrounding coating. The lens inside the scope must be so that we can see the target clearly and the layers must be considered, so we don’t make it heavy.
One important factor the buyer must consider is that if he wants the lens to function for more time, then the lens must be water resistant as well as scratch resistant also it should be able to function in conditions like fog and snow.
This is typically achieved by using the aluminum cover for the scope, and the lens is sealed tightly, so no air gets through. For scratch and water resistance, the lenses are coated with a protective material.
In short, fully multicoated lenses are ideal for a scope since each coating serves a unique purpose.
Magnification Power of the Scope
Magnifying helps in seeing the far away targets more clearly giving a definite aim. But the magnification of the scope shouldn’t be more than 4x or 3x the reason being is that Marlin 336 is mostly used for short to middle range and at max 9x.
Moreover, since it’s majorly used for small and fast moving animals, hence more the magnifying power of the scope the heavier it is due to the addition of more lenses.
Hence a scope with a magnification of 2x to 3x is best suited for most purposes.
Weight of Scope
The marlin 336 was made to handy and easy to use. While purchasing a scope, we must consider the weight of the scope, so it doesn’t turn out to be too cumbersome to handle.
The original weight of the gun is approximately 3.18kg which is what makes it easy to use against small and fast moving animals, and we wouldn’t want a scope which makes it difficult to do so.
Moreover, the addition of lenses with higher magnification and coating also increase the overall weight of the scope. Hence all the factors must be kept in the notice, so overall weight doesn’t increase over a certain limit.