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Poink88 03-18-2010 02:29 PM

Best value $100-$300 rifle scope?
Planning on buying a .308 rifle either a:
- Remington 700 SPS or
- Savage 10 10FP

Need recommendation on BEST VALUE scope less than $200 (can go up to $300 if really needed). It will be used for (occasional) deer hunting and I want 3-9x40 (at least). I want one that will last since I believe/plan on buying once.

I also need help choosing good mount and scope rings.

If there is a good package deal you can recommend with any of the rifle stated above that would be super.

I am not in a hurry since the purchase may not happen until late summer (unless I find a great deal before hand).

Thank you.

Brad 03-18-2010 02:44 PM

I bought a Bushnell Banner 4x12x40 for my 700 and I love it. Not expensive and holds up to any conditions one might throw at it. Roughly $120 or so.

jpattersonnh 03-18-2010 05:41 PM

I have a Weaver V10 on my 7mm Rem Mag Savage 110. Really good scope. 2-10x38mm.
Weaver Classic V-Series Rifle Scope 2-10x 38mm Ballistic-X Reticle Matte - MidwayUSA

stalkingbear 03-18-2010 07:02 PM

Nikon Buckmaster, Bushnell 3200, Weaver V9 or V10, and Nikon Prostaff all will fall within your price range easily and hold up from now on. Whatever set of scope rings/bases you get try to stay with steel-especially on the rings. There's too many brands/models for me to recommend on what might or might not be available in your area. I'd HIGHLY suggest to mount the scope as low as possible over the bore. Stay away from combo packages as they typically put the cheapest scopes they can on the factory combos. The only way a combo will be good is if the retailer puts a decent scope on there, and offers it as a combo.

Mutabam 03-21-2010 04:58 PM

I've been really happy with my Bushnell Elite 3200, which is around $300 @

Ruzai 03-31-2010 10:15 AM

I was doing some ahead of time online shopping and you're looking in the same price range as I am.
I dont know how these scopes do, but from the reviews they sound decent enough and wanted to see if anyone else had any imput on them as they might help you as well as me.
Barska Excavator 6-24x50 Illuminated Rifle Scope w/ Adjustable Objective - AC10556 Riflescope FREE S&H AC10556. Barska Riflescopes.

Bushnell Banner 6-24x40 Rifle Scope Matte Mil Dot 716244 Riflescope FREE S&H 716244. Bushnell Banner Riflescopes, Bushnell Riflescopes.

Barska 8-32x50 Range Finding Graph Reticle Excavator Riflescope AC10810 Ground Shipping Rifle scope FREE S&H AC10810. Barska Riflescopes.

cpttango30 03-31-2010 12:11 PM

Me I would stay away from anything Barska. All the scopes Bear listed and the Weaver that Jpatterson talked about are great quality to price scopes. If I were you I would save up a little more cash and go with a scope at or slightly above $300.

Also take a look at Mueller Optics. I know a bunch of guys that love them.

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Ruzai 04-01-2010 06:24 AM

I've heard to stay away from Barska, why? I mean in particular what have their faults been? I'm just curious so I know what to look for.

stalkingbear 04-01-2010 01:16 PM

I just bought a Barska magnified red dot sight and couldn't get it zeroed for anything. Come to find out the adjustments are completely opposite of what they're marked. Yes I'm positive I have it mounted correctly and the right end forward. It's now zeroed but if I had it to do over I wouldn't buy it.

cpttango30 04-01-2010 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by Ruzai (Post 261727)
I've heard to stay away from Barska, why? I mean in particular what have their faults been? I'm just curious so I know what to look for.

Seen someone take 2 shots with a 222 rem remy 700 and the scope fell apart on the inside. They are dark the adjustments don't track at all. They will not shoot a box test worth a darn because the adjustments are not tracking properly.

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