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FatKatMatt
12-06-2006, 10:41 AM
I have a rifle that needs a scope and since I'm on a budget I'd like to know what the best quality scope is for $300 or under. Thanks to anyon ewho responds.

mltrading
12-06-2006, 10:47 AM
Let us know what kind of your rifle is.

You call $300 "on a budget"?:) I am using a 3-9X42 scope under $50 from CAI (the brand is Vision Plus). It works great.:D

PJA
12-06-2006, 10:53 AM
Take a look at Swift scopes. They are good for the money and have an excellent waranty.
Pete

ocabj
12-06-2006, 10:54 AM
What application? There are plenty of brands to choose from that are respectable:

Burris, Bushnell, Weaver, and Sightron are some that make good scopes for under $300. Weaver Grand Slams are still some of the best budget scopes out there.

bwiese
12-06-2006, 10:56 AM
Stay away from Tasco, NcStar, no-name brands, etc. Chinese JUNK.

And don't buy cheap-arsed $9.95 mounts, get Leupold.

Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 is one of the nicest scopes for the money. Under $200, and better than the low-end Leupolds or Nikons.

The Bushnell Elite fixed 10X scope w/external adjustments is around $199, and is a damned good scope. Other folks report that SuperSniper scopes (optics by Hakko, sold by SWFA), are good - they are fixed at 10X, 16X or 20X and are $300ish or less (for lower power).

Look around at SWFA.COM /riflescopes.com

wildcard
12-06-2006, 10:56 AM
If a fixed power with mil dots is what you're looking for.. then let me just say that the Super Sniper available at www.riflescopes.com is the way to go. Google it and you'll find plenty of positive reviews. I personally wish I got the version with the side parallax adjustments for the shooting that I do though.. $100 more..

xenophobe
12-06-2006, 10:59 AM
You can get a Leupold VX-I 3-9x40 from Cabelas for $199, and the VX-I 4-12x40 for $249. I'd go with either of these than anything else that's been suggested. Made in USA, best warranty hands down, and they don't suffer from parallax issues as the NcStar, Leapers, Tasco, etc...

Fjold
12-06-2006, 11:01 AM
I have a rifle that needs a scope and since I'm on a budget I'd like to know what the best quality scope is for $300 or under. Thanks to anyon ewho responds.

I'm assuming it's for the 7mm mag in your signature.

In that price range the Burris Fullfield line for <$200 is very good, The Bushnell Elites start at $200 and go up to $300 and they're good scopes also. Another good choice is the Leupold VX-1 range of scopes, The Nikon Monarchs are also recommended as are the Sightron SII series.

Prc329
12-06-2006, 11:05 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=43528

PanzerAce
12-06-2006, 11:31 AM
You can get a Leupold VX-I 3-9x40 from Cabelas for $199, and the VX-I 4-12x40 for $249. I'd go with either of these than anything else that's been suggested. Made in USA, best warranty hands down, and they don't suffer from parallax issues as the NcStar, Leapers, Tasco, etc...

I bought a VX-I 4-12x40 for my Savage 93, and I love the scope. I also splurged and got the high quality leupold mounts. At this point, the most innacurate part of that gun is the shooter :/

stealthmode
12-06-2006, 12:44 PM
Stay away from Tasco

Bweise it is funny you should say that. I recently mounted a cheap tasco onto my 300 win mag just to see how long it will last. so far it has 80 rounds through it and it is still holding up.


as for a good inexpensive scope for under 300 i have a Bushnell elite 3200. i have atleast 2 thousand rounds through my M1A with the elite mounted on it and not a problem.

FatKatMatt
12-06-2006, 2:02 PM
I was looking at either a Nikon Monarch or a Leupold VX-I or VX-II, because I know Leupold has a good reputation and Nikon makes good optics, I just wanted opinions on what was best. Yes, it is for the 7mm, the Simmons scope on it now is pretty junky so I want to replace it.

I'm also looking for something of a higher magnification than 3-9, for those long range shots that I'll never take :D. Something like 4-12 or 4.5-14 is good.

Thanks for all the replies guys.

anotherted
12-06-2006, 2:22 PM
I had a Leu VX-II 3-9x40 heavy duplex for awhile. GREAT scope for the price.

9x is pretty decent for "long range" shooting.

blkA4alb
12-06-2006, 2:55 PM
9 power is plenty for what I know you'll be doing with it ;) .

Vigilante
12-06-2006, 7:07 PM
Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 is one of the nicest scopes for the money. Under $200, and better than the low-end Leupolds or Nikons.
This is what 3 different gunsmiths have told me, and one of which really knows his stuff when it comes to scopes. I have one (the only scope I own) and I like it, although I can't say that I know much about scopes. If you want one, Natchez had the best prices on them when I bought mine last year.

5968
12-06-2006, 7:09 PM
I have two of the super sniper scopes from from SWFA and I love them. I have had nothing but good luck with them and SWFA has outstanding customer service. They would be at the high end of your price limit, butI think you would be satisfied.