Maybe in this forum it’s hard to take this post seriously because of the membership, but realize that probably 95 percent of whitetail deer are taken at less than 250 yards, including trophies. Every hunter has his goals, budget, tactics, and enjoys hunting no matter the equipment he uses or the yardage he shoots at.I hate to pass judgement, but somebody waiting until August to pick up a cheap scope for rifle season is hard to take serious. They are likely a 50-250 yd shooter, less than an hour from the box store where they can get another.
Frankly, I buy most optics from Black Friday through year end due to pricing. I mount over the winter and try to get load development done before April when it gets hot. Then in August, I start thinking about running that load out to 700 or so.
vortex diamondback hp 3-12x42
- These scopes are clear and bright for the money. It is surprising.
- Get the BDC reticle, I’ve shot successfully with those.
- The turrets worked well sighting in, but I never tried dialing.
SWFA SS 10x42
- It works
- It dials
- Good enough reticle