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Old 11-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #21
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I'm going to see if I can steal a Bushnell on ebay. I'm bidding on one there right now.
Believe it or not, Overstocked.com has a full listing of scopes and optics as well.
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Thanks, I'll take a look there.
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I purchased a Nikon prostaff this year its a 4x12 BDC model. i put it on my Rem 700 30-06 and am very happy. it has very clear optics without having to focus for power increase and a very generous eye relief. in my opinion it is the best scope for the money out there...

and the BDC works great. there is a link to a site in the box that walks you through the various calibers and you can print out a little field refrence chart.

I have taken 4 deer so far this year one a 10 point trophy at 200+ yds, and the thought of my scope not working was never a worry
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Hey, for what it is worth. The Bushnell trophy scopes are not bad. Cabelas has a sale on a 3-9x40mm package. Real cheap.
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Where's Rusty when you need him??

He got the same scope as me for the new AR.

Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire Rifle Scope for $99.95.

Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire Rifle Scope

I love it, will never use the high power stuff but for 100 bucks you can't go too far wrong!

PM Rusty for his
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I'd steer clear of the Rifleman series. The cheapest Leupold I'd consider is the VX2. Some of the Rifleman series that I've seen has tracking issues.
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I'd steer clear of the Rifleman series. The cheapest Leupold I'd consider is the VX2. Some of the Rifleman series that I've seen has tracking issues.
According to Leupold the Rifleman series are VX2's with a different, cheaper finish applied. Bummer to hear about tracking issues. Maybe it is due to the lack of click adjustments.
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Here's a question for the more expert optics folks here. Can a lower priced scope be of good quality? I'm sure I'm not the only one here on a tight budget who wants the best value for the price.

I know Nikon's relatively well and the Pro-Staff line gives lots of bang for the buck. What other scopes are out that are better than their price would seem to indicate?

I am looking for scopes priced up to $300. plus or minus a few bucks.
If I were in the market for an inexpensive scope right now, I'd be looking at the Weaver Nitrex line. Based on features and the current rebates ($50-100) being offered, it looks hard to beat.


Fully multi-coated lenses (most cheaper scopes are only "multi-coated")
One piece tube
Lifetime warranty
Etc.

I haven't looked through one but, based on past experience with the T36 I had, it's where I would start.

Random examples:
Under $200 after rebate-

Nitrex TR One 6-20X50mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish Ballistic-X Reticle - Natchez Shooters Supplies TR One 6-20X50mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish Ballistic-X Reticle

and side focus, etched glass reticle for $240 after rebate -

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=WE&prodI D=WE94525&prodTitle=Nitrex TR Two 3-15X42mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish Etched EBX Reticle

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I have a Nikon prostaff in 4x12 and am quite pleased with it. I have it with the bdc reticle and rather like it, although I don't care for it on my Monarch. Ron...
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I too recommend one of the discontinued Nitrex TR1 or TR2 scopes available from Natchez Shooters Supplies Have two of the TR2s, really good glass for a very reasonable price.

Another scope I've been happy with is a Swift Premier 669M 6-18x44 AO. Have 3 of them mounted on centerfire rifles that I shoot regularly at range. Scope is made in Korea, has very decent optics, clear to me at all powers and nothing wrong with brightness. This model Swift is now discontinued and presently www.thesportsmonkey.com has the 669m priced at $110 plus about $10 shipping. Last time I checked Optics Planets had this scope priced at $210 and SWFA was even higher. I know another gent where I shoot who has the same scope and he has some much more expensive brand scopes such as Leupold, Sightron and etc. on other his other rifles. Asked him about his 669M Swift one day and he commented "only negative thing I can say about the brand is their eye relief could be longer for hard recoiling rifles."
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