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Old 12-09-2014, 11:42 AM
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Default Good inexpensive scope?

Just curious to see people's thoughts on what a good and relatively inexpensive scope is these days? (Meaning $100-$150)

I know... good and inexpensive don't go together. Don't buy an inexpensive scope, save your money, etc. A buddy of mine wants to put something on his ML that he uses one or two weekends a year, and doesn't want a dirt cheap POS, but doesn't want to drop $300+ either. 99% of his shots will be under 100yds, most under 75.

He's looking at something probably in the 2-7 or 3-9 range. I've got some nice scopes and also some inexpensive scopes that work pretty well too. Just figured I'd check out what other folks would recommend.

I honestly don't know much about alot of the newer brands on the market these days. Thanks for any suggestions to pass along.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:44 AM
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Bushnell, Vortex and Burris all make nice scopes for that price range.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:07 PM
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simmons 4x32 pro diamond
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:21 PM
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There have been some discussions in the Blackpowder section. I use a 2x7 on my scoped ML but rarely have it off of the 4X mark.

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/blac...ns-please.html
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Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9X40. ........
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:12 PM
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Bushn...name%3Dnessusn sale but on backorder. .. $90.00 order it
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepkid View Post
Bushnell, Vortex and Burris all make nice scopes for that price range.
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Burris guy myself

Also Redfield & Nikon
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:12 AM
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Default I avoid those expensive scopes

by not getting a scope you can set up for 700 yards shots like newbies do.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:57 AM
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If you can stretch just a tad over your $150 top end, the Vortex Diamond Back seems like a nice scope. Two guys I hunt with have one and are well pleased. I think thay go for about $175 or so.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:28 AM
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I'd get a fixed 4X... used would be fine. An example would be the Sightron SII 4x. I've seen them in the $100 range.
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