View Full Version : looking for a new scope on a budget(strict)- need help

12-07-2008, 8:50 PM
so i am trying to find a scope for $250.00 +/- i want to use it for range shooting out at around the 300 yrd mark.

12-07-2008, 9:10 PM
Your budget makes it easy since you can get excellent scopes for $250 or less. I'd say a Nikon Prostaff or a Bushnell Elite. You may be able to get a used Leopold on Calguns. I just went through this process and ended up with a Bushnell 3x9 and am super happy with it.

Just stay away from Simmons, BSA, or most of the other crap that they have in Sportsman's Guide.

12-07-2008, 9:32 PM
whats everyones opinion on vortex scopes?

12-10-2008, 1:18 PM
Vortex are excellent scopes for the $$!!! You are getting higher quality at a lower price point than most brands. Nikon Buckmaster, Vortex Viper (low powered variables) Bushnell Elite 3200 or 4200, Vortex Diamondback, are all good and safe choices.