Well I "pulled the trigger" and purchased one last night. Last week was my
B-day and I had clearance from SWMBO that I could purchase a new scope.
I have two Nikon Buckmasters and have been very happy with them. I was
shopping to upgrade my ~50 year old scope on my 1961 Winchester Model 70.
So with my $140 dollars in credit coupons (I travel for work and use my
Gander Mtn credit card as much as possible, free money is always a good
thing) and my 10% off coupon I headed up to Gander Mountain, in Joliet, IL.
My "budget" before the credits and discounts was $400 or actual spend was
~$250. I looked at many of the Leupolds, Nikons and even a few Bushnell's.
You know I always thought Bushnell was a crappy product but for their
price point (inexpensive) I was actually impressed with them.
Well the "kid" helping me was great, his name is Jake and he is a Marine,
young and did 2 tours in Afganistan. Good kid, 0311. Going to school and
working at the Gander Mtn. for a few bucks. He was very helpful.
So the finally tally;
Price in the store. $349.97
Less 10% ............. 314.97
Plus tax ..................27.56
Less cash credit ... -140.00
Final cost ........... $202.53
Might be a few weeks before I get to shoot with it. I will fill you in on my
opinions and experience with it then.
BTW, the old scope was a Weatherby Variable 2-7