Ok So I started the "Why are Browning Rifles so expensive" trying to get some rifle talk going. It is going I guess. Now I don't know everything (I know shocking right). I know that everyone here wishes they could slap a $1500 scope on every scoped rifle they own. Weather it was a European or American. We all for the most part know that quality glass cost money. What I hat are the people how say buy XXX brand because it is the best it cost $1500. Ok dude he just said he budget is $500 but your in here telling him to go spend 3 times that on a scope. How stupid can you be. I dunno I guess I read the OP then analyze the problem or question and research it a little then answer the poster. I understand that not everyone can afford even the rifles I own. Thats cool, this is a hobby it should come after taking care of your bills, family, and anything else that is a NEED. Some on here have wants and needs mixed up. From the looks of the economy there are hundreds of thousands of people who forget needs come before wants. I want a Mossberg 44us right now but, the money just isn't in the budget. So I wait. I should have bought one from the CMP for $175 but I didn't so now I have to buy one for $300. Not a big deal. When the bills are paid and the kids are taken care of i will get my new rifle. Back on topic again sorry about the detour. We got some guy in the browning thread saying $750 for a scope is cheap. No it is not you effing moron. maybe for you you have the money to spend 3 times that on just a scope but not everyone can. So STFU and deal with it that not everyone is 40 single no kids and like to charge everything on their credit card.