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Well I ended up doing something I didn’t think I’d do. I went with a 3-9 VX-Freedom with the Hunt-Plex Reticle. After a LOT of research and discussion with you guys on here, I had to take a step back and think what I really wanted to get out of this rifle/scope combo. I decided that since I already have my Marlin as a brush gun, I’d make this rifle my “do-it-all” gun, which would make the 3-9 the most obvious choice. At 12oz it’s only 1oz heavier than the 2-7, so pretty negligible in my opinion. Got a set of Talley Lightweights on order and once mounted I think this will be an excellent combo. Someday I’d like to switch this out for a 2.5-8, but only if I can find a good deal on one.

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Nice choice, like you say you got another gun as a brush beater for close shots, this will allow you to stretch the legs of the .308. To be honest certain areas I hunt I might take a brush gun yet if I am hunting in other areas with open clear cuts and power lines where 200 yard shots could be possible I like to take something with a 3-9x or similar. I have made a couple of those 200 yard shots in the past and had the scope dialed all the way to 9x. Maybe not needed but nice to have.

Looking forward to seeing the gun fully set up!
 

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Nice choice, like you say you got another gun as a brush beater for close shots, this will allow you to stretch the legs of the .308. To be honest certain areas I hunt I might take a brush gun yet if I am hunting in other areas with open clear cuts and power lines where 200 yard shots could be possible I like to take something with a 3-9x or similar. I have made a couple of those 200 yard shots in the past and had the scope dialed all the way to 9x. Maybe not needed but nice to have.

Looking forward to seeing the gun fully set up!
I really liked the compact size of the 2-7, but I think it makes more sense to have a brush gun AND a "full size" rifle to do everything with so the 3-9 will go on the featherweight. I think I'll actually be putting a 2-7 on the Marlin next year. I'm actually a big fan of the Hunt-Plex reticle now! Also picked up 2 boxes of Winchester Deer Season XP in 150 gr for the .308 from Young Guns, Little pricier than I'm used to ($43/box, which seemed to be a good deal considering prices these days) but I've heard great things about these rounds. Cant wait to shoot it!
 

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That is nice scope Woodsmaster and well suited to your rifle . now get it mounted up and take that rifle to the range . sight the rifle in 3" high at hundred 100 yds .that should give you about a 265 yd maximum point blank range .
 
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