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So many Options, So many Opinions !

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Unread 07-04-2013, 10:07 PM
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Re: So many Options, So many Opinions !

Originally Posted by MudRunner2005 View Post
Good to see Konus has the best warranty in the industry. I have an M-30 8.5-32x52 on my 5R .308 Win. Been on there since Jan 2012. Has been an excellent scope so far. Also love my Kahles, Zeiss, Simmons, Tasco, & Nitrex scopes. The Kahles has the clearest sharpest glass. But the Zeiss scopes are my favorite all-around for hunting & target shooting.

My next scope will be a Vortex Viper HS Long Range FFP 6-24x50. Figured I've tried most of the common brands out there, why not give the Vortex a shot.
Viper HS LR 6-24x50 Riflescope — First Focal Plane

Yes, many if not most of the companies have good to superior warranties.
I went through this process because my funds are limited and wanted to spend my money wisely.

I did end up buying the Diamondback 3-9x40 Riflescope with the Dead-Hold BDC Reticle for $199

I know most other, more high quality scopes would be better and carry the same warranty but, like I said I'm on a low-income budget and this is my first time hunting. The sales person said for my usage and budget, this scope would be my best bet.

I believe the most important aspect of any warranty, even if it says LIFETIME is whether it is Transferable to a potential secondary buyer.
Scanning through the whole list I presented, I believe there are only 4 companies which state TRANSFERABLE. That means when I am ready to upgrade, the resale value will stand up because the warranty is transferable to the new owner, no questions asked.
I believe that is an important point for those buying a used scope.
At least it would be for me. Even with that said, some companies say you must include the sales receipt when selling to another person.
Who keeps a sales receipt for 5-10-15 years ?
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    Unread 07-04-2013, 10:11 PM
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    Re: So many Options, So many Opinions !

    Originally Posted by Skidro View Post
    I have this exact Vortex scope. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
    I looked at this scope as well but, the sales person said for ME, spending the extra money wouldn't give me any more benefit.
    I'm certain it would to a more experienced shooter or hunter.
    And the warranty is probably the best to be found on the market.
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    Unread 07-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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    Re: So many Options, So many Opinions !

    I like the Vortex HS LR FFP 6-24x50, but I still will always want to spend that extra money for a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 MOAR reticle.

    It sucks when you're in the lower income bracket, but the only scope you really want costs 1/11th of what you make a year (after taxes, of course). LOL
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