looking for a good scope under $150

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by grimhellwolf, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. grimhellwolf

    grimhellwolf New Member

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    anything will help i have no info about scopes
     
  2. Shotgun Shooter

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    Whats it going on?
    How far will you be shooting with it?

    S.S.
     

  3. grimhellwolf

    grimhellwolf New Member

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    30-06 remington 150-300 yrds
     
  4. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    If you can't spend anymore that a $150.00 on a scope look at a NC Star. Comes with a life-time warranty. Optics are alright.
     
  5. grimhellwolf

    grimhellwolf New Member

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    i am just looking for some that works and is a good price i am looking to shoot out to 300 yrd links to sites r nice to thanks for any help
     
  6. stalkingbear

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    It sounds like you have limited experience with the cheapest lines of bushnell like sportview, among their other junk. Now the Bushnell Elite 4200 series ARE good scopes, but their customer service SUCKS! Have you ever tried Leupold, Zeiss, or Swarorski?







     
  7. cpttango30

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    He is asking about a scope around $150. You are talking about Leupold Zeiss and Swarorski. This never makes any since to me he is asking about a low cost scope and you are telling him to go out and spend $1000+ on a scope.

    For low cost scopes I would look at Mueller optics I know many guys that demand performance from there firearms and they have Mueller scopes on top of them.

    Not everyone can drop $1000+ on a scope. Not everyone needs to spend that much money on a scope. If you are going to shoot the rifle 5 to 10 times a year with 70% of them on the range why do you need a Leupold scope?
     
  8. .22hustler

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    Try a Bushnell 3x9.. I have 3 of them on my rifles and they all work perfectly.
     
  9. stalkingbear

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    You NEED to read my ORIGINAL post. In the last 1 I was responding to the poster that claims Bushnell is the "BEST" scopes available, which obviously isn't so.






     
  10. cpttango30

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    ohhhhhh now it makes since just call me dumb azz and paint me pink. Sorry about that.

    Thought in his price range I still stick with the Mueller.
     
  11. black bear 84

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    grimhellwolf,

    You can get a good Bushnell Trophy scope 3x by9x 40 mm at Cabela's for $109 or $139.99 (see chart in this link)

    Cabela's -- Bushnell® Trophy® Riflescope


    I have used them (Trophy) in my rifles and they are good, with precise adjustments and are fogproof.

    In the mounting system use Weaver bases and Weaver rings and you will have a solid system for litle money.

    If your hunts are going to be expensive out of state hunts, I recommend spending the money in a Leupold Vary X II 3x by 9x 40mm and using Weaver bases and a strong Leupold Quick Detach Weaver style ring, (so you ewill have access to your irons) like this:

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    When I hunt in my state I carry an extra rifle as a spare. When I fly on out of state hunts and I can carry only one, I have a spare scope on rings, and extra fiberglass stock and firing pins, screws and springs and the tools.

    My rifles also have a lower power scope on rings, for when I have to hunt on heavy brush. It is usually a Leupold 1x to 4x shotgun scope with heavy reticle.
    All this is set on the Leupold Quick Detach Weaver style rings.

    This is as an Insurance for optics failure, Murphy is allways there in the hunting fields trying to screw up your hunt.

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    Now, I bet you the next post is from a guy that hunted for 40 years in 5 continents using the same rifle and scope. Lucky bastards:D

    Cheers
    Black Bear
     
  12. SlamFire

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    I found a Leupold VX I 4x 30mm (I think 30 mm, maybe 40 mm) that I put on a .458 Win. Mag. Fixed power reticles are more durable on heavy recoil, large bore rifles.

    Used in a gun shop for $110.

    Found a used Weatherby Vanguard 30-06 w/ Leupold 3 - 9x 40mm VX II in a pawn shop for $350 the works out the door.

    Considering the cost of a box of ammo, or a tank of gas to get you to where you're shooting . . . short changing optics is false economy. A good scope will last you a lifetime.

    Shooting is not an econo-hobby. You put money into the rifle. Now put an equal amount into the scope.

    $ 00.02 . . . :D
     
  13. aten1911

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    I have a Rem. 700 Urban Tactical .308 w/ 20" Hvy brl. I'm thinking I bought too big of a scope? I haven't even opened the box yet! Leupold MK 4. 4.5-14 x 50. I think with the brl. length and my skills I'm not going to B firing it on the 1000 yd. line.... got it @ Brownell's for around $1050 OUCH!! Probably downsize it by the end of the week? LOL
     
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  14. RL357Mag

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    Stay away from ANYTHING made by NcStar!!! You might as well flush your $39.99 down the toilet, or buy a BSA. Simmons are good for cheap scopes as ar older Bushnell Sportviews. I've had an old Sportview for 20 years and it works beautifully on my .303 Enfield. I've had Simmons Whitetail Classics and shotgun scopes for many years with no problem. If you want a GOOD scope for under $200, get a Nikon ProStaff at Wally World.
     
  15. truevil1313

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    I will throw my .02 in as well. If you want a good scope for the $100-$150 range, it is my opinion buy a Bushnell Banner. I bought one 2 years ago for $80 and I have been very pleased. The optics are very clear(even better than my $400 Nikon). Originally I bout this scope to put on my son's .22 but I have been so impressed with it, I moved it over to one of my ARs. I am not saying it is the best scope on the market, I am just saying in my opinion it is the best scope on the market in that price range.
     
  16. gunpower

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    My cheap ass stuck with the Prostaff Nikon riflescope. Mounted on my Marlin 39A using Weaverlow profile rings. Great optics
     
  17. m72law

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    theres alot of decent scopes out there in that price range...stay away from simmons!...atleast in my simmons trying experience everyone i tried wasnt worth the box it came in....but alot of times its kind of a hit n miss when buying the lower end optics....not that its a bad thing...hell we all cant be rich...the world would be to great to live in if that was the case...guidegear scopes are pretty decent...i bought mine from sportsmanguide.com a few years back...and have tried it on everything from a 22lr 10/22 ruger to a cva
    .50 bp wolf....the scope just keeps on keeping on...i think it was only 75.00bucks a while back....they have a bunch to choose from...cheep too...good luck on what you find....as for the ncstar scopes for being junk?..i must have lucked up on mine...i bought it off evilbay 3 years ago for 50.00bucks and put it on the old ladys 10/22ruger custom...and with wolf match 22lr ammo it will unlock car doors @ 200yrds...and im not a crackshot buy any means...have fun!
     
  18. scrupples

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    scopes

    look at the barska 2.5x10x56 from midwayusa for 90 bucks when you buy schmidt & bender zeiss swarski you are just paying for name withno more quality than the china scopes cause they are now made in china . Ive tried about every one on the market from most expenses to cheapest & now shoot leapers 2.5x10x56 Eurolux or barska.buy the 30mm tube though you wont believe the differwence in eye relief between 1 in & 30mm Ibought all the leapers i could find cause of law suit against them from carl ziess Now have 14 mounted & 7 barska euro 30s just my 2 cents & I do a lot of hunting & shooting
     
  19. stalkingbear

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    You SERIOUSLY need to check about where GOOD scopes are made! Sounds like you have extremely limited experience with quality scopes.