Re: <$200 scope for .223?
I have a Sweet 17 taking up space in the garage because it didn't track consistantly enough for me. That is one of the reasons for scopes in this price range I like bdc reticles, though I am no fan of the circle types. The less movement the longer they should last. The Fullfield II is a solid scope, but the top end is a 12x and is beyond my budget. I have one in 3-9 that has lasted through .308, .30-30, 44 RM and 357 levers, as well as various rimfires and a 22 Hornet. I currently have it mounted on a WMR. I like it, but at 200 and beyond I feel a little need to ramp up the power on smaller game.
Any of the similarly priced mil-dot scopes worth a shot? I have looked at the Crossfire II 4-12 (not the power, but price and bdc), Tasco and Bushnell mil-dots, skipped Barska and BSA from consideration for past experiences. I have a Crossfire II 16x ordered for a 7mm-08 build, so the scope funds aren't there anymore. Weaver have anything worthy in this price range? Oh, forgot about Mueller.
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