Scope for hunting


August 2, 2012, 09:24 PM
I need to buy a scope for my .303 Enfield to replace a cheap BSA that I mounted several years ago. Other than poor optics it has held up very well.

I'm looking for a scope that will bring in as much light as possible while staying under $150. or so. 3x9 or 2x7 will probably do just fine.

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August 2, 2012, 09:36 PM
You could get a Redfield 2-7x32mm for close to that. Or A Nikon ProSataff. If you need to be under $150, the ProStaff for sure.

August 2, 2012, 09:44 PM
Natchez has Burris Fullfield II's on sale all the time. They, as prostaffs, also have a great reputation. Or Ebay an old steel Weaver.

August 2, 2012, 09:59 PM
I have an old steel weaver and it won't hold zero and the optics are not coated.

August 2, 2012, 10:08 PM
I agree!


August 2, 2012, 11:03 PM
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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