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What's the best VALUE in scopes?

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:57 AM
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What's the best VALUE in scopes?

I just purchased a Savage 111 in .270 win as a "carrying rifle". I need some glass on it, but I don't want to spend a lot ($350 or so max). I hunt the thick hardwoods of eastern pa and 90% of my shots are well within 100 yards. Once and a while, a 200 yard opportunity presents itself.

I want an optic that it between 2 or 3 on the low end, and 9 to 12 on the high end. Needs to have clear glass, objective under 44mm (1" or 30mm tube).

I was thinking about either a 3-9x40 Weaver Grand Slam Tactical from Midway, a Nikon Monarch 2-10x44 with the BDC reticle, or something from Vortex. Id like i e able to shoot a little diatance, hence my liking of the BDC and turrets on the Monarch. also, "2 power" is best for my close range shots. I'd love a PST 2.5-10 or SS 3-9, but can't afford them.

I'm looking for suggestions for my price range. Anyone?
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:48 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

I would highly recomend the Hawke sidewinder 30mm series. 4.5-14 or a 6.5-20 maybe. Great Value and really decent glass.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:14 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

Redfield Revolution 3-9x40 for $170 at Optics Planet ... you can probably find better deals if you shop around.

For used, check out www.samplelist.com
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

like my Dad always said "save your money until you can buy the one your gonna end up with " !
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:46 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

Geez, I put 2.8x10 Aetec's on a gun like that. Cheap and decent glass and great eyebox and eye relief.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

Weavers are very solid scopes IME. Especially the Grand Slam which has excellent glass for the price and repeatable turrets on par with any scope on the market. They are also tough as nails. Very hard to go wrong IMO.

The Bushnell Legend is also pretty decent and even better are the Bushnell 3200's or Elites as they are now called.

Another poster mentioned Hawke, and they are making pretty good scopes for the price. Just make sure you get their newer versions as they have made pretty significant upgrades, especially in the glass department.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:41 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

Meopta Meopro 3-9x42 can be had for 399.
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