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What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:11 PM
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What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

I am looking for a hunting scope that goes up to 12 or 14 power that will hold zero on my 6lb. 30-06.

I am looking in the $100-$200 price range and it needs to have mil dots or a BDC. Adjustable parallax is a plus.

Back in '93 I bought a Simmons Pro50 Plus 4-12X50 with AO and BDC for my 7mm Mag for $110. It held zero perfect and worked flawlessly for the 10years I had the rifle, 350+ rounds, Months in the mountains, and when I sold it I was still shooting 12oz cans at 300yrds never missing.

Considering that scope was made in Korea in '92 and had for $110, I would think that scopes have came a ways by now and there has to be $150 scopes that are much better. Let me know if my thinking on this is flawed, I do have a Simmons 3.5-10X50 WTC WA scope from the same era. Maybe it is worth more than the $150 I spent on it back then?

I am not too worried about glass, just holding zero and not falling apart. Once I mount and zero this scope it should never need adjusted or touched again.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:35 PM
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Re: What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

Nikon with a bdc reticle. Using the bdc reticle and not trying to dial back and forth or the bushnell elite mil dot 10x40 if you want to dial........ Those are the only ones I would mess with in that price range.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

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I am looking for a hunting scope that goes up to 12 or 14 power that will hold zero on my 6lb. 30-06.

I am looking in the $100-$200 price range and it needs to have mil dots or a BDC. Adjustable parallax is a plus.

Back in '93 I bought a Simmons Pro50 Plus 4-12X50 with AO and BDC for my 7mm Mag for $110. It held zero perfect and worked flawlessly for the 10years I had the rifle, 350+ rounds, Months in the mountains, and when I sold it I was still shooting 12oz cans at 300yrds never missing.

Considering that scope was made in Korea in '92 and had for $110, I would think that scopes have came a ways by now and there has to be $150 scopes that are much better. Let me know if my thinking on this is flawed, I do have a Simmons 3.5-10X50 WTC WA scope from the same era. Maybe it is worth more than the $150 I spent on it back then?

I am not too worried about glass, just holding zero and not falling apart. Once I mount and zero this scope it should never need adjusted or touched again.

I find that scopes in that range are not very dependable. IMO you have to start somewhere around
$300.00 and go up to have very much success with scopes.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:56 PM
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Re: What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

I have a nikon prostaf BDC on my 270WSM that hasn't skipped a beat.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

Check out the vortex diamondback scopes, I think they are around your price range.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:18 AM
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Re: What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

In that price range maybe a Nikon Prostaff or Redfield scope. Right now, hands down the best deal is probably a Bushnell elite in 3-9x40 for about $170 after a $75 rebate but with free shipping from opticsplanet. I know you want a higher magnification, but this is about the best scope you can buy brand new for less than $200. I have one that sits on my 7mm rem mag and I have no complaints.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:05 AM
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Re: What are the good scopes in the $100-$200 range?

Add 100 bucks and you can get a Weaver Tactical 3-10 on sale at Midway now. Mine seems to be working fine.
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