Re: would you buy a scope that was mede in China?
I like to buy as much American as I can but I can't do it at the expense of my family budget so for optics I try to buy from small optics co's that are based in America with parts sourced over seas but I'm working on a Nightforce, as far as I know the only true American optic is US Optics then Nightforce but that's about it, even Leupold is mostly out sourced from what I can find. Just a personal thing but I don't think buying European optics is any different than buying China made stuff when it comes to helping Americans, obvious quality difference aside.
Where I live is small town Montana and you always hear the "buy local be local" on the radio but for the most part the stores that run these adds tend to be "buy local get ripped of local", a great example is our little gun/fishing shops, I go in and need a Hoochie Mama for elk season as I usually wear out two of them, the "buy local be local" store $32 the also local gas station that has a few things $22, thats 10 bucks on one single Hoochie Mama in the same town, that I can not support!
I wish I had the budget to buy all American but it just isn't there!!
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