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Old 02-11-2010, 02:26 AM
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reliable scope on a budget

I am about to buy a 300wsm and have a tight scope budget I have seen an old nikon buckmaster 4-12 x50 for 189 drawback is no side adjustment. I was also considering a vortex diamondback, new buckmaster, bushell elite 3200, or vxI in 4-12 x40. I know these are all below the standards most of you have for optics, but it may be the best I can do. I hunt over ean fields but my shots probably will never be over 500 yds. any advice???

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Old 02-11-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: reliable scope on a budget

I have been running a Wonder Optics tac scope on my hunting rifle and it has been awesome. Glass is better than the list you listed, way better turret feel and function also. Lifetime warranty without a pain in the butt. Everyone that has shot my rifle to checkout the scope have then ordered one or are going to order one. I can sight-in with one shot, hold reticule back on target and measure in MOA where the shot went and make adjustments in MOA, second shot will be on, it's the only scope I have owned that will do that! WOTAC Rifle Scopes
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:41 AM
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Re: reliable scope on a budget

You could look at Cabelas
Alpha 4x12 sometimes they are on sale for $99.00
yes it's cheap
Life time replacement
I have one no issues
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:20 AM
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Re: reliable scope on a budget

I have a Osprey International scope that you should consider here is where i got mine from:

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I have the 10-40x50 and it is very clear. It has the green and red illumanated recticle and has the side focus. I will warn you though the rings and bases that come with it are crap but i have no complants out of the scope itself. Best part is it has a lifetime guarntee that if anything happens to it send it back and they will send you another one. All you have to do is call them up and they will give you there address and a number to put on it. Good luck with your search
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:44 PM
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Re: reliable scope on a budget

My experience with the Bushnell Elites is that they are rock-solid, but they lack a little in the elevation for LRH.
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Re: reliable scope on a budget

You might look at Leupold's... Redfield line.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:33 PM
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Re: reliable scope on a budget

Quite a few Leupold VXII 3-9's out there on the used market with most bringing 170-200.00
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