Heres a strange response, you are all correct. Optics are one of the few things where you really do get what you pay for. But, there's always a but, be careful about using price as the sole determinant of quality. A $150 scope will generally be better than a $50 scope if the extra money means higher quality lenses, tube construction and turret mechanics. If the extra cost is just for superficial gadgets like range finder reticles, bullet drop compensators, etc then not so much. In other words a basic $50 scope can be a better deal than a more expensive one trying to be something it is never going to be, just be sure you are making an apples to apples comparison then pick the one that suits your budget and intended use. Just my humble opinion.
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