The Burris Full field II is the only way I would go in that price range. I've used several of the more popular scopes in the $150-300 price range and the FFII seems to be the beat when it comes to glass quality. I have also never had any durability issues with them. They are solid scopes.
August 2, 2012, 11:06 PM
guess I wasnt thinking hunting or low light. Still think the old weavers are better than BSA though....if they hold zero that is. Good for a plinker.
I do love my Prostaff's and my Redfield. We compared them side by side with a group of us one night standing around at dusk. Everyone agreed they were equal. Cant find those Nikons for $99 anymore like a couple years ago. The Fullfields are the new cheap/good
August 3, 2012, 01:17 AM
I recently purchased a redfield revolution 3-9x40 for under 150 with shipping from swfa.coms sample list. It was still new in box and was at a similar price as the refurb Nikon prostaff but still maintained a lifetime guarantee, not 90 days.
Also side by side with my leupold vx-1 the redfield was more crisp and clear to my eye.
I kept reading others say it but frankly did not believe it until I saw it for myself.
I am very excited to hunt with this scope this year.
August 3, 2012, 01:23 AM
I just picked up a Sightron S1 3-9x40 to put on my .270
From everything I've read & been told, these are one of the better <$150 scopes going.
It's to replace my Redfield Revolution which, quite frankly, is AWFUL! Optical clarity is fantastic in the middle third of the Redfield. However, if I shift my focus 3" off the crosshairs, I feel like I'm on acid. The edge-edge clarity is the worst I've ever seen. It's that bad, I wouldn't even EBay the thing, when I get it switched out.
August 3, 2012, 03:03 AM
I really like the Nikon Prostaff for a budget scope.
August 3, 2012, 05:05 AM
I'd go shopping for a used Leupold.....As far as your old Weaver goes, sorry yours has issues. I have several K's and have never had a zero issue.
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