Best current sales on a scope?


May 12, 2013, 06:48 PM
Best current deal on a scope?
I'm in the market for a decent rifle scope. Any good deals to be had right now? Looking to spend $100-$300 and use it for a 308 bolt action for paper and hunting. Looking for good sales on scopes.

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May 12, 2013, 07:32 PM
If you like Nikon scopes this is a good deal.

I think the Burris is a much better scope and well worth the extra money.

If you can still find a Zeiss Conquest 3-9X40 they are offering them at great prices. 4-5 years ago they were $550. They dropped to about $400 for a while. They have been discontinued and replaced with the Zeiss Terra scope. I've seen Conquests priced at under $300, but everyone I can find is sold out now.

Not on sale, but a Leupold VX-2 made after January 2012 is the most scope you'll buy for the money. Leupold upgraded the VX-2's at that time. For around $300 you get the old VX-3 technology and lense coatings. A comparable 2011 VX-3 sold for close to $500.

May 12, 2013, 08:47 PM
Look at Redfields (made by Leupold). I've traded in most of my Burris scopes for them. Check ebay, you can find loads of good scopes.

May 13, 2013, 01:46 PM
Weaver grand Slam Tactical 3-10X at MidwayUSA, $299. Google it. There are lots of great reviews about this scope.

edit: Use a coupon code with it. Add something for a few cents and get $30 off. I think scopes at Midway have free shipping.

Valid 5/1/2013 - 5/15/2013 only.

541276 $10 off $100
241276 $20 off $200
341276 $30 off $300

May 13, 2013, 07:34 PM
I have owned Nikon, Bushnell, Leopold, and Redfield, all in the $120-$300 range. Here is my take.
Leopold VXII: Love the glass, easy range of full light, love the great eye relief on harder kicking rifles, HELLA FINE SCOPE!
Nikon Prostaff/Buckmaster BDC: Without question the best value of the bunch I still have three of them on my current rifles two Pro Staffs and one Buckmaster, also great glass, low entery price, love the easy to read BDC. I shoot Nikons more then any other including on my hardest kicking rifle, and I have never had to move the zero on any of them.
Redfield Revolution: I bought this because I was told it was the same as the VXII but that is not the case, nice scope but I was a little let down with the glass quality, I use my Leopold or Nikons to see where my Redfeild is hitting on the target, the difference in quality is that noticeable.
Bushnell Banner DOA: Never again, put one on my 7mm Rem Mag and it's lack of eye releif get's painful real quick, busted my nose on the first shot, even on a lower intensity cartridge I would much rather spend the extra $20 and get a Nikon, they just have better glass.

May 13, 2013, 09:07 PM
FWIW, I recently bought a sightron s1 hunter and a burris fullfield 2 off opticsplanet. I like the sightron a lot more.

you might check out and see what they have. Then check and see if anybody is running rebates. nikon has a promotion and weaver has rebates on their tactical scopes right now.

then there are also used scopes down in the for sale section of this forum (and other forums).

May 13, 2013, 10:30 PM
Used Leupold Vari-X IIc 2x7
They run for about $!60 on e-Bay

May 14, 2013, 03:20 PM
Nitrex TR 1 at Natchezss.

May 14, 2013, 03:28 PM
I found a Nikon Monarch on sale for under 300 a year ago. It was really nice. I have recently used Vortex and I am very happy with them.

Leupold is always a good choice.

May 14, 2013, 04:40 PM
Leupold, Burris, Nikon -- there are many out there. I lean toward Leupold, though I own only one of them and two Burris, simply because of the no-hassle, forever warranty combined with the very good optics. My Burris scopes have good optics, too, or I'd swap them out for Leupold.

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