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Old 11-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #11
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Did you price check the Vortex at Promotive? Good deals there also.
I was just going to suggest that.
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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$
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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.
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I think the Millets that are made with 35mm tubes and free rings are their long-range scopes.....not what the OP is looking for.

But I could be wrong.
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Leapers UTG, works just fine for me. Cheap too. Never had a problem. I also never had anything of real quality to compare with.
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I've narrowed it down to either the Nikon Pro-Staff 4-12x40 or a Bushnell Trophy XLT 6-18x50.

I've done my homework and can get the Nikon for $134.95 + shipping at SWFA and the Bushnell for $218.95 with free shipping at Amazon

I'm going to see if I can steal a Bushnell on ebay. I'm bidding on one there right now.

BTW, Millet scope tubes are metric, not inch. I like the Vortex scopes. I looked at the Viper and Diamondback lines. However, the Nikon Pro-Staff seems to equate to the D'back line for a better price.
Just to reiterate my thinking here to avoid confusion.
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Don, the Nikon stuff is better than the price you pay.

Bushnell is only worth the risk in their Elite lines which are excellent.

Burris has possible the worst customer service available, and one scope is bombproof while the next falls apart.

Of the ones you stipulated, I'd get the Nikon. But I'd also check out the Leupold Rifleman series. Not wazoo cool, but good solid scopes.
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Wazoo cool?
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Wazoo cool?
Wazoo cool.

As in, "Man that is awesome, but I'll never be able to afford one, though when I can afford one I could use it to beat baby seals or zombies to death without affecting the zero."


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