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Low Cost Optics ($200-$300) What NOT to buy....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mcdonl, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. Eleanor416Rigby

    Eleanor416Rigby Member

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    For broad daylight paper shooting and occasional coyotes at 100 or 150 yds the optical quality is not that critical; as long as the zero stays locked down through the light/moderate recoil of a .308, any of them will be fine.

    For broad daylight paper shooting at 100 yds, you could almost build a scope from toilet paper rolls and John Lennon reading glasses. It's the low-light, fog, haze, sunset glare, sunrise glare, long range, rain and other variables that justify spending premium money for hunting scopes.

    Avoid the low-end Bushnell, low-end Simmons, low-end Tasco. Even with those, the optics are good enough for the OP's stated purposes, but I've had budget Tasco reticles shake loose from the light/moderate recoil of .270. I have a Burris 2-7 Nikon 3-9 and Simmons 3-9 that would all fit the OP's bill for around $200 or less.
     
  2. tuj

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    If you are mainly bench shooting for competition, then it's very hard to beat the Weaver T36 series scopes.

    If you need variable zoom, I personally like the Mueller Target Scope quite a bit. It goes from 8-32x, has side-focus and target turrets.
     
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    Avoid Bariska.
     
  4. tuj

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    I think Hokkmike means Barska. I have had mixed experience with Barska; they are definitely low-end optics, but I got a 20-60x spotting scope from them that is actually not bad at all.
     
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