Originally Posted by kaido
So....I plan on stealing this thread for the simple fact that well, I can.
Instead of starting a whole knew "what scope thread?" I figured I'd just ask in this one since the title isn't specific. But I'm thinking of replacing the scope that came with my Remington 770 (.243). The one on it now is basically a no name one that seems to be jiggled out of zero fairly easily.
The scope would be used for hunting and target shooting and hunting coyotes out to roughly 200 yards or so, but no further. It would also be used the odd time for gopher shooting from time to time. I'd prefer it to have some for of a mil dot reticle since I'd like to learn how to judge ranges and use the reticle for longer shots on inanimate at random ranges.
Now for the catch.....I don't really want to spend more on a scope then I did the rifle. Basically I'm wanting to spend around $150.00 or so.
I usually put higher-end scopes on my rifles, but I have one or two I didn't want to spend a lot on for a scope. I did a lot of internet forum searching, and one name kept coming up repeatedly as having lots of value with good glass for an economy price.
I purchased a Swift 4-12x40 model SPR676 in their Premier line. I has served me well and I'm very happy with it, especially considering I have only $165 to my door in it.
Shop the 'net for the one that has the features you want and you can find the best price.http://www.swift-sportoptics.com/rscopes1.html#659
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