Originally Posted by isatarak
For example, a 200 dollar scope might be twice as good as a 100 dollar scope, but a 1000 dollar scope is not 5 times better than a 200 dollar scope. Once you get above a few hundred dollars you are pretty much buying a name.
I've said the same thing many times!
I would stay away from Tasco, Simmons and BSA for sure! On the low budget end, you really DO get what you pay for! Good glass alone, costs more than a 100 dollar scope.
On the flip side, once you get past the 300-500 dollar range, the cost of quality starts getting out of balance. You could pay 10 times the price but you are not going to get 10 times the quality! Besides, even if you did, would it be worth it? To me, the answer would be NO! My Loupy and Nikons are plenty good enough for ANY legal light shooting!