Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   General Rifle Discussion (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/)
-   -   scopes for new hunting rifle (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/scopes-new-hunting-rifle-101458/)

toddchaney 12-12-2013 11:37 AM

I haven't looked lately, but the Leupold VX-1 is usually under $200. Second vote for the Nikon.

Hunterdan 12-13-2013 12:36 AM

I picked up a redfield revolution 3-9x40 last Christmas. Only took a few shots to sight in and the glass is Crystal clear. Paid around $200 delivered from cabelas. I would definitely pick one up again. Has the same warranty as leupold, so no worries there. I also picked up a ruger frontier that came equipped with a nikon buckmaster scope. Not quite as clear as my redfield, but still a nice scope none the less. If I were in a budget, I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up. As said earlier, go from $100 to $200 and your options for a good scope really open up.

mwardo23 12-13-2013 12:56 AM

How doethanks for the input. How does everyone feel about Bushnell? In particular the banner series and the trophy xlt. I've found both for right around $100

Anna_Purna 12-13-2013 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Txhillbilly (Post 1456017)
A $100 won't get you much of a scope.

True, but a 100 dollar cope can eventually be put on the 22 rifle when one has more money. And then that could be a great scope for a 22.

E7018Dan 12-13-2013 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by godale (Post 1456061)
nikon prostaff 3x9x40, can be had for 169.00 to 199.00;depending where you go. if your budget is about half that i say bushnell banner.

If money is tight I'd go with this suggestion.

huffmanite 12-13-2013 03:40 AM

Might want to visit www.natchezss.com and check the remaining inventory of a discontinued line of scopes caller Nitrex...just a few model TR1 scopes left. Here is one: http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=WE&prodI D=WE94563&prodTitle=Nitrex TR One 3-9x42mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle

This is a quality scope made in Japan. Good optics and turret adjustment function quite well. It did sell for well over $250. Very comparable to a Weaver Grand Slam, Nitrex and certain Weaver models were made in same plant with same optics and internal. Both Nitrex and Weaver owned by same company, so nitrex line was discontinued....Weaver handles the life time warranty on Nitrex.

Also at Natchez are the Weaver 40/44 aspherical lens models that are worth considering. The aspherical lens ones have been discounted in price. Personally, I'd buy the $129.95 3.8-12x44 A.O. if its still available. Own one of these myself, very nice optics in it. Scope is made in Philippines. There may be a lower power 2.8-10x44 aspherical lens available for a littler lower price, but its not an adjustable objective scope.

Until Dec 15th Natchez has free shipping, and scopes are one of things with free shipping. But you need the Natchez promo code to enter if ordering via internet.

JimRau 12-14-2013 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hunterdan (Post 1456913)
I picked up a redfield revolution 3-9x40 last Christmas. Only took a few shots to sight in and the glass is Crystal clear. Paid around $200 delivered from cabelas. I would definitely pick one up again. Has the same warranty as leupold, so no worries there. I also picked up a ruger frontier that came equipped with a nikon buckmaster scope. Not quite as clear as my redfield, but still a nice scope none the less. If I were in a budget, I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up. As said earlier, go from $100 to $200 and your options for a good scope really open up.

What he said!:D
I have sold several and all my customers loved them. I bought one and put it on my 7-08 and I can see why the love them!;)

sfcjcl 05-19-2014 08:09 PM

I would like to suggest you look for a "nice" used Baush & Lomb Balvar or a Simmions Presidential on ebay under used rifle scopes.

There hasn't been a great deal of improvements on Rifle optics since the early 70's when Japan optic companies basic took over the business. The scopes I mentioned above can be had from $100 to $150 in like new condition, where as 20 years ago they sold for $299 / $399 price range.

Got a Balvar 4x12 on a CZ 455 in 17hmr and a Simmions Presidential 4X12 on a CZ 527 in 22 hornet.

John_Deer 05-19-2014 08:57 PM

Here is an inexpensive scope. Simmons will refund your money if it will not do the following:
Waterproof, fogproof and recoilproof to 1,000 rounds from a .375 H&H magnum rifle or 12-gauge slug gun firing a 3.5" shell.
Price $89.95
No other scope maker is offering a similar warranty. Plus the scope has a lifetime warranty.
I own a similar scope that is a little more pricey. My scope is from the Masterpiece series of Simmons scopes. It has never fogged up or given me any kind of grief.

http://www.natchezss.com/Optics.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=SN&prodID =SN511050&prodTitle=Simmons%204-14x44%20ProHunter%20Riflescope%20Smart%20Rangefind ing%20Reticle%20Matte

Don't think because the scope is inexpensive you can just slap it on a rifle. The scope will perform like a $500 scope if you mount it with the same care as a $500 scope. If you don't have a torque wrench and the knowledge to level the scope have a gunsmith install the scope and select the mounts and rings.

jjfuller1 05-19-2014 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sfcjcl (Post 1578289)
I would like to suggest you look for a "nice" used Baush & Lomb Balvar or a Simmions Presidential on ebay under used rifle scopes.

There hasn't been a great deal of improvements on Rifle optics since the early 70's when Japan optic companies basic took over the business. The scopes I mentioned above can be had from $100 to $150 in like new condition, where as 20 years ago they sold for $299 / $399 price range.

Got a Balvar 4x12 on a CZ 455 in 17hmr and a Simmions Presidential 4X12 on a CZ 527 in 22 hornet.

Quote:

Originally Posted by John_Deer (Post 1578307)
Here is an inexpensive scope. Simmons will refund your money if it will not do the following:
Waterproof, fogproof and recoilproof to 1,000 rounds from a .375 H&H magnum rifle or 12-gauge slug gun firing a 3.5" shell.
Price $89.95
No other scope maker is offering a similar warranty. Plus the scope has a lifetime warranty.
I own a similar scope that is a little more pricey. My scope is from the Masterpiece series of Simmons scopes. It has never fogged up or given me any kind of grief.

http://www.natchezss.com/Optics.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=SN&prodID =SN511050&prodTitle=Simmons%204-14x44%20ProHunter%20Riflescope%20Smart%20Rangefind ing%20Reticle%20Matte

Don't think because the scope is inexpensive you can just slap it on a rifle. The scope will perform like a $500 scope if you mount it with the same care as a $500 scope. If you don't have a torque wrench and the knowledge to level the scope have a gunsmith install the scope and select the mounts and rings.

...6 months behind are we?


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:50 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.