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#5378960 - 10/25/14 08:58 AM low budget rifle scope
jlsbassman Online   content


Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 354
Loc: Royse City
Looking for a good low budget rifle scope amybe a couple of them. Going on a 243 and a 270. Was thinking Nikon Por Staff or Bushnell Bone Collector. Any thoughts on those or any others appreciated.

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#5379761 - 10/25/14 09:12 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
toolman Offline


Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 3671
Loc: Abilene, Tx.
I've had good luck with the Vortex Crossfire and Sightron SI's. The ProStaff is a good scope for the money as well.
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#5379776 - 10/25/14 09:21 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
fishhound Offline
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Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 750
Loc: San Antonio area
Nikon Pro staff is good. I like the Buckmasters better and they are not much more. Stay with a 3-9x40. That's all you need.


Edited by fishhound (10/25/14 09:23 PM)

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#5379791 - 10/25/14 09:31 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
I would look at leupold mark ar mod 1

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#5379820 - 10/25/14 09:55 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
Luke27 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 241
Loc: Sweetwater, Texas
I love my nikon prostaff 4x12x40 bdc reticle on a .308 used it last year and is spot on this year. Plus nikon has the spot on app for hold over range valves at each magnification.

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#5379863 - 10/25/14 10:31 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
In the sub $200 range, Nikon is one of the best all around class.

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#5380004 - 10/26/14 05:49 AM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: Pittstate]
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I believe I saw in Lone Star Outdoors where Academy has in-store rebates on all Nikon optics. It might be worth a trip to your local store to compare the models side by side.

FWIW, I can tell you that even entry-level scopes are as good today as top drawer optics were several decades back, when I was buying expensive Leupold, Burris, B&L, and German glass. These are the good old days when it comes to optical performance, thanks to Pacific Rim manufacturing. Same as computers, cell phones, and electronics....
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#5380031 - 10/26/14 07:00 AM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 354
Loc: Royse City
Thanks for the advice, I'll stop by a couple places a check them out. Was thinking Nikon though.

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#5380153 - 10/26/14 09:00 AM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4256
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While you're looking keep an eye out for "display models." I got a sweet deal on a scope at Academy a couple months ago, got it for about 1/2 price. It's a popular brand with a solid lifetime warranty so I wasn't worried about buying it.
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#5380228 - 10/26/14 09:52 AM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 354
Loc: Royse City
Will do, there's a couple different Academy stores nearby. I'll be on the outlook.

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#5381408 - 10/26/14 10:36 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 3671
Loc: Abilene, Tx.
Take a look at the SWFA demo's as well. www.swfa.com
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#5381500 - 10/26/14 11:56 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
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Love my Vortex Diamondaback
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#5381758 - 10/27/14 08:27 AM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
Ag Hunter 78 Online   content
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Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 876
Loc: Austin, Tx
Speaking of, Cabela's has the 4-12x40 Diamondback on sale for $159.99. Can't beat that with a stick!

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Vortex-Diamondback-4-12x40-V-PLEX-Riflescope/1862549.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dvortex%26x%3D24%26y%3D6%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=vortex&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products
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#5382141 - 10/27/14 11:03 AM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: jlsbassman]
io17773 Offline
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Registered: 10/22/14
Posts: 7
You could try here for a Leupold scope it's been reduced by $200 to a fraction over $200 from $400, not sure if you want this one though

http://rifleandgunscopes.com/leupold-vx-1-3-9x40-waterproof-gun-scope/

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#5382844 - 10/27/14 04:06 PM Re: low budget rifle scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 1381
Loc: Azle
Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
Love my Vortex Diamondaback


I have the diamond back on some 22 and a loaner rifle. I actually think this scope is better than their similiar models that are double the price.
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