I guess my "rule of thumb" is wrong,most of my optics cost 2-7x what the gun they are on cost.A good "Rule of Thumb" is the scope should cost close to the same price as the rifle, or perhaps a little more.
I guess im wrong to then buy the best u can an then u wont have to cry about the cheap junk, even if it takes a year of saving its worth itTxhillbilly said:I guess my "rule of thumb" is wrong,most of my optics cost 2-7x what the gun they are on cost.
You can't shoot,what you can't see!
You want to buy the best scope that you can afford,and don't be afraid to buy used higher end scopes.You can get some good deals on higher end optics if you do your homework.
There are also some great deals to be found on discontinued models of scopes.I recently bought 2-Weaver Classic Extreme scopes that were the top of the line of Weaver scopes.The Super Slam replaced it,and I paid less than 1/2 of what they originally sold for.
Let's face it,We would all love to have a S&B,Premier,US Optics,or other extreme high end optic,but unless you have a bottomless bank account,they are mostly a dream.
But to just get a cheap scope in order to shoot your gun is just wasting money in my opinion.Save up your money and get a decent scope for it.
Buy once,Cry once!
He said for a 223 so 1000+ isnt on the programjmac2387 said:Did I miss that reply?
I have more than a few Nightforce scopes. I realize there are a few out there that are better. I have never been sorry. Some have been better than others, but the quality is outstanding. The optics great, the repeatability rock solid, and the customer service very good.
You want to go cheaper, certainly you can.
Was there an answer on what he his going to shoot? Or his distance? If you are shooting 200 yards you don't need an $1800+ scope. However if you are shooting 1000K+ you might want a top end scope.
Of course you experience may vary.
Yea they are good optics i have a swaro z6 on my ca 338 its up there in the high end but worth every pennySilvertip 44 said:Well, with a Nightforce he won't have a problem seeing what he is shooting at. I had to learn about the quality of optics the expensive way. Buy cheap then weep.
I have a nightforce on a custon 7mm ultra mag i had done for my daughter before she passed away an yes it has a very fine smooth adjustment the swaro is now after many adjustmentsjmac2387 said:I have one Swv and the only issue I have with it over a nightforce is that the parallax control isn't quite as fine as I would like it to be. You can get it adjust correctly with a little work, but in comparison it is a coarse dial.
as always you experience may vary.