Best Possible Scope for under $150 - Page 3
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Optics & Mounts >

Best Possible Scope for under $150


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2013, 01:55 AM   #21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sun, Sand, and Palm Trees,Fla.
Posts: 2,114
Liked 109 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I use a Truglo 3-12x44 set in a Burris PEPR mount, and it works for me. http://www.opticsplanet.com/truglo-3-12x44-tru-brite-illuminated-bdc-reticle-riflescope-matte-black-tg8531bxb.html
__________________
"As an American, I was not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials"...Newt Gingrich


The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.
Car54 is offline  
DeltaF Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 03:22 AM   #22
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2452 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

Wow! Lot of information to sift through! I didn't expect this many responses this fast! Thanks. Obviously there's more hope for this project than some people would seem to think. LoL!

Alright, time for me to start researching some of this. Keep the ideas coming. Thanks!
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"
DeltaF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 03:25 AM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 11
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I have been looking at a Nikon pro-staff for my new .308 does anyone have one and what do they think. I'm new to scope shopping what exactly do the numbers stand for and would I be looking for
joshman88 is offline  
DeltaF Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 03:27 AM   #24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kytowboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 7,038
Liked 2414 Times on 1504 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joshman88
I have been looking at a Nikon pro-staff for my new .308 does anyone have one and what do they think. I'm new to scope shopping what exactly do the numbers stand for and would I be looking for
Best scope in that price range. Right up with it is vortex scope. Both are great choices.
__________________
Oh dern....


Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
kytowboater is offline  
DeltaF Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 03:32 AM   #25
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2452 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Triumphman
Hate to tell you, but you won't get the features in a Scope for the price you're wanting, let alone handle a 300WM on the cheap.
Meh. I'm trying to think outside the box here. I could honestly get whatever I wanted when the time comes.

Quote:
One thing you DON'T WANT is Thin Crosshair Reticle, as this Shoulder Thumper will tear them up in less than a box of 20rds.
Noted.

Quote:
You might want to raise your expectations up to around no less than $250 to even get some reliability. I have a Nikon Buckmaster on a 30-06, so I would start with nothing less than this for a 300WM. Wait! I have seen a Center Point 3-9x40 in WalMart for around $50 that says it is tested and will stand up to a 416 Rigsby. This might just work---but for how many Rounds? Del
Hey I can respect that. Nikon, its definitely more than $150. But not completely out of the question.
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"

Last edited by DeltaF; 10-16-2013 at 04:09 AM.
DeltaF is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 04:10 AM   #26
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2452 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

Alright we've got a pretty decent list so far.

Nikon Buckmaster
Nikon Prostaff
Center point 4-16x44
Redfield Accutrack
Truglo 3-12x44

Also heard:
"Vortex scope"

And keep an eye out for "Old used weaver" or "old 1980s redfields" in pawn shops or at gun shows

First off, maybe we can whittle this down a bit. are there any scopes in this list that one of you would definitely remove? If so why?

Second, which of the Nikon and redfield scopes are we talking about? What features are we looking for and why?

Also, same questions for the vortex scope. Which one and why!
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"
DeltaF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 05:51 AM   #27
disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED...
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrFootball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern Arizona(Fmr. NYC & L.I.)
Posts: 8,039
Liked 3387 Times on 2291 Posts
Likes Given: 710

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeltaF

Meh. I'm trying to think outside the box here. I could honestly get whatever I wanted when the time comes.

Noted.

Hey I can respect that. Nikon, its definitely more than $150. But not completely out of the question.
We got the Wife a P-22 for her bolt action 22LR. Just like their camera lenses and pocket cameras(Nikon)... The scope is a quality item.
__________________
askdrfootball@gmail.com

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." Vince Lombardi

"No One, and I MEAN NO ONE Craps on me and Gets away with it!!! Those days are gone...
DrFootball is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 02:32 PM   #28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Buttholeville
Posts: 1,206
Liked 752 Times on 451 Posts
Likes Given: 402

Default

Camera Land often has dealer or demo models of higher end scopes that can be had for around 175-200.I have found that if you can increase your budget by even 50 bucks the quality of the glass will improve dramatically.
nchunt101 is offline  
DeltaF Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 11:01 PM   #29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston,texas
Posts: 307
Liked 43 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Scanned the replies and noticed what I'm about to suggest has not been recommended. Both are worthy of consideration and are at www.natchezss.com a place someone in an earlier reply suggested.

Check Natchez for any of their remaining Nitrex TR1 scopes....3-9 or 3-10s are still available and priced from $100 to $130. These should sell for $270 plus. Natchez will charge around $14 for shipping. These Nitrex are basically very similar to Weaver Grand Slams, made in same Japanese factory, same optics and etc. LOL, warranty on the Nitrex is handled by Weaver. Heck of a price break on the Nitrex. Own a couple of the Nitrex TR2 models myself and dearly wish I"d bought more of them.

Weaver 40/44 aspherical lens scopes at Natchez. Also discounted in price. Suggest the 3.8-12x44 A.O. model that's made in Philippines. Natchez has them for $120 or $130, depending on the reticle. Once again, Natchez charges around $14 for its shipping. Should sell for around $170ish. Own one of these myself....darn nice optics in these aspherical lens Weaver scopes.
huffmanite is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 12:55 AM   #30
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2452 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

What features are needed for 1000+ yard shooting with a shoulder thumper like this?

So far it looks like there's more information on here on how to find a good deal on a scope than the specific scopes to buy. Which is great!

I can work with that. But when I'm looking at all these deals on these different optics what am I looking for?
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"
DeltaF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
AR Scope Wildfire AR-15 Discussion 18 12-09-2012 04:04 PM
Scope for .223 purehavoc Optics & Mounts 0 11-29-2011 12:49 AM
Explain to me the use of a Red Dot scope or T-Dot scope. safedman General Rifle Discussion 7 10-16-2011 01:11 PM
NcSTAR Compact Rifle Scope - 6x32 Scope iskatel Optics & Mounts 18 05-08-2010 04:22 AM
Need Scope Help CA357 Optics & Mounts 21 03-03-2009 06:39 PM



Newest Threads