My lovely wife, who I love sooo much, just got me a Savage Axis bolt action 308. Now, I need a good scope for it. I'm new to hunting and fairly new to shooting. My seach for a scope has left me alittle overwhelmed. I know I want a 3-9 but other then that I'm not sure. What type of reticle? Illuminated or not? 40mm or 50mm? Also I'm hoping to keep it around $100. If not less. Some help would be greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately I think he is right, even though nice is relative. My 1st scope was a hundred bucks when I started hunting. It was accurate, but fogged alot and didn't do well in low light. 200 bucks will get you a lot more, but only you know your budget and what you need.
This is not the best scope, but Sportsman's guide has provided several scopes at very good prices. I found the Pentax scopes have parallax issues. You really get what you pay for in scopes. The clearance houses have the best deals on scopes
You might have to pony up a few more dollars but anything Nikon is good glass. Also quite a few of my friends have been playing around with the new Redfields since leupold bought them and they are putting out a very nice product. They have a few models in the low to mid $100 range. I've had good luck getting decent deals out of Opticsplanet.com