So many scopes, so little time and $$

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Echo5Hotel, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Echo5Hotel

    Echo5Hotel Active Member

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    Aside from the leading scope manufactures are there any other names that are proven to function under magnum recoil rifles? Alpen Outdoor Corp, Barska, Konus USA Corp, Mueller, and Optronics Inc are some other names I have come across in research. Also BSA and Tasco have a few higher end models that looked decent. I'm looking for at least a 6x20x44 power or better with target style adjustment knobs while maintaining a budget of about $450-500. Can anyone shed some light on this situation?
     
  2. bailey1474

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    I'll get you some prices tomorrow. We can get you a better scope than the ones you mentioned and still keep you under budget.
     

  3. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    Sound like you need a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44. Great scope and much better than the scopes mention and can be had for under your price limits.
     
  4. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    Look at sightron you could get a used 6-24 target scope for around $300. Good glass and great tracking
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    used nikon or sightron is well under that price range and very good scopes

    BH
     
  6. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    ...good used Leupold, just the trick for that price... thanks, Larry
     
  7. Echo5Hotel

    Echo5Hotel Active Member

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    Millet?

    I was pointed towards a Millet scope. http://www.millettsights.com/open.html
    I see a 6x25x56 with side parallax adjustment knob. No prices are shown and I'm seeking input about this product if anyone has tried it.
     
  8. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    Re: Millet?

    I had one of the first millet 6-25 by 56 mm about a year or two ago. Outside apperance looked good but glass not up to par,tracking was just terrible. I hope I just got a bad one but thats the last millet I will buy.
     
  9. abinok

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    Re: Millet?

    Hey Reed, still got it?
    if so, ill take it off your hands for a fair price.
     
  10. Echo5Hotel

    Echo5Hotel Active Member

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    Bushnell Banner

    Found a Bushnell Banner 6-18x50 w/target knobs for $120 shipped NIB. Has anyone had any experience with this scope?
     
  11. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bushnell Banner

    I had one and it was okay but it was not repeatable.

    Still for the money the buckmasters cant be beat.
     
  12. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bushnell Banner

    Yuup ,

    $289 for a 6 x 18 w/ side focus

    $399 for a 6.5 x 20 monarch

    Forget the cheap stuff because it's &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; cheap !!!!
     
  13. 30-06 boy

    30-06 boy Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bushnell Banner

    echo5hotel,i went down the same road with many things and went the "cheap" way including scopes and it wound up costing me more than if i had saved some money and bought quality "stuff" to begin with.the tracking of the cheaper bushnell,bsa,tasco etc target scopes can be pretty bad.i have a nikon buckmaster 6-18-40 target knobs.paid 289 for it about 3 months ago.
     
  14. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Millet?

    millet scopes suck i had one it fell apartyou are better off with a nikon,leupold,burris