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Old 12-12-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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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.

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Nikon Prostaff would be a first good scope....Available at Walmart

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A $100 won't get you much of a scope.

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A $100 won't get you much of a scope.
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.
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Let me re-frase that. I need a decent/ reliable scope that will hold up. Nice is relative and as much as I would like a $400 scope it just isn't in the cards any time soon.

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A cheap rifle with a good scope will work better

than a good rifle with a cheap scope. There are

hidden expenses to cheap scopes, not the least of

which is re-zeroing ammo & time lost.

My advice would be get the best scope you

possibly can. Another cost is the cheaper, slower

scope may cost you a prize buck, what's that worth

to you?

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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.

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http://m.sportsmansguide.com/Product.aspx?a=1165534
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
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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

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My advice would be save up till you get $200 for your scope. You will get a much better scope in that price range.

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