Re: scope for marlin 336
I have Leupold scopes on all my Marlin levers; and although it doesn't matter which scope you choose, my suggestion from experience is that you get the absolute best scope you can afford (the reason why I choose Leupold scopes). If purchased new, most Leupold scopes will cost more than your Marlin; but I always buy used, as a used Leupold 1) has a lifetime transferable factory warranty, and 2) will never depreciate if used with care (i.e. don't beat the h$$l out of the thing1). But the best thing I like about Leupold scopes is their light transmission; in low-light late evening hunting situations when deer are most prone to move, you will still be in the stand hunting when your buds are already back at camp.