Cheap scope feasibility

Ken61

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A bit of wisdom I acquired over the years.
"Only a rich man can afford a cheap scope"
"Cry once"
If your vision is not really good, buy good optics--once.
IMUO
 

Sako28

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I have a Winchester M255 22 mag. I bought a Bushnell 3.5-10×36 RF scope. $80 on Amazon. It actually is decent. Fit and finish along with glass are OK. Will work great for coyotes and skunks in the yard. The neighbors dogs too.....
 

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A bit of wisdom I acquired over the years.
"Only a rich man can afford a cheap scope"
"Cry once"
If your vision is not really good, buy good optics--once.
IMUO
And here's the third contestant on I didn't read the Original Post

Does anyone have good experiences with cheap scopes? I was looking at the monstrum tactical 1-3 G3 scope. I just thought it was a cool little scope at $140, much like the Nikon P223 3X. Thinking about getting it for my brothers AR. Does anyone have any other scope recommendations < $200?

Also, I know the adage you get what you pay for. I have NF, Bushnell DMRs / LRHS, SWFA HDs so I know what I'm giving up. Just looking for a functional, beater scope.
 

ButterBean

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look at the SWFA scopes. $299.00 for many of their fixed power. they usually have a big sale on Black Friday.
Turrets are good on these scopes. Glass for this price range is good.
Made in Japan by Light Optics Works.
https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-12x42-tactical-30mm-riflescope-3.html?___SID=U
Just how much 'beating' does the scope need to withstand?
The variable power scopes are more, but they are built to last.
And the 4th contestant on I didn't read the entire Original Post

Does anyone have good experiences with cheap scopes? I was looking at the monstrum tactical 1-3 G3 scope. I just thought it was a cool little scope at $140, much like the Nikon P223 3X. Thinking about getting it for my brothers AR. Does anyone have any other scope recommendations < $200?

Also, I know the adage you get what you pay for. I have NF, Bushnell DMRs / LRHS, SWFA HDs so I know what I'm giving up. Just looking for a functional, beater scope.
 

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Black Hound Optics at blackhoundoptics.com. Use "basinman" as the discount code and save an additional 5% and get free shipping. Lifetime transferable warranty and lots of extras included. You won't be disappointed.
 

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I only read about half the replies but I did not see anyone mention a mount, usually needing some offset AR mounts are hard to find much under $100. Much easier on bolt guns to get away with cheap rings than on an AR. Mac at the Military Arms Channel has a code (watch a recent video) for Primary Arms and when you use it for a magnified optic purchase you get a free mount. Just if you are interested, not sure about limitations on the deal.

JB
 

xsn10s

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I'm pretty sure that PA 2.5X Prism ACSS includes the mount. I've never handled one but my understanding is they're pretty tough.
 

LVJ76

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And the 4th contestant on I didn't read the entire Original Post

Does anyone have good experiences with cheap scopes? I was looking at the monstrum tactical 1-3 G3 scope. I just thought it was a cool little scope at $140, much like the Nikon P223 3X. Thinking about getting it for my brothers AR. Does anyone have any other scope recommendations < $200?

Also, I know the adage you get what you pay for. I have NF, Bushnell DMRs / LRHS, SWFA HDs so I know what I'm giving up. Just looking for a functional, beater scope.

And you are just getting started. In 4 pages of this thread and only four? That's not bad, however you do have about 50 more to go 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
 
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