Originally Posted by Squirrel_Slayer
Vortex, milky in low ligh conditions, cross hairs on the first focal plain so they grow and shrink with the magnification, and I found they are hazy at anything above 16 power. Some folks love em though. Just my .02$
OK show me a $150 scope that has options that don't show up on many scopes 4 times that price.
He is looking for a good low prices scope.
My vortex is not milky in low light it is rather bright for a $125 scope. You have to look at what you are getting.
If you wanted a higher power scope Muellers are great scopes. SWFA Mueller Riflescopes Mueller APV Riflescopes
There is a big difference between a low cost scope and a cheap scope.
A low cost scope lives up to its name and provides good quality, good warranty, and good performance and a good price.
A cheap scope is just that. Cheaply built doesn't work properly can't hold a zero. I have seen many scopes that are like this. NC Star, BSA, Simmons are the bottom of the rung in optics in my eyes.
I would not put them in the same class as a Nikon Buckmaster, Bushnell Trophy XLT, Mueller.
I would also shy away from that new Redfield. They are not a one piece tube and over time will develop leaks and become fogged and worthless. Even some of the lowest prices bushnells have a one piece main tube.
it all depends on what you want. If you need a low cost scope find the one that fits your budget and hits the most of your wants and needs.
You can always sell it and use that when you want to upgrade.