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#378061 - 09/03/07 08:26 AM Cheap scope question............
Blucollar
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I know nobody likes a cheap scope but, I need the least exspensive glass I can get by with to top a H&R ultra varmint .243.
Anybody had any good experiences with some inexpensive glass?

Might add that I hope to upgrade in a year or so.
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#378123 - 09/03/07 09:28 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: ]
TheAirMan
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Simmons 8-point.
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#378129 - 09/03/07 09:34 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: TheAirMan]
statelineRUT
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I have a NEF Handi 243 that I have a Swift Premier on and I love it. Just bought another one to put on my new H&R Ultra 25-06. Never had any problems and they are very bright, clear and easy to zero.



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#378132 - 09/03/07 09:35 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Blucollar]
Plateau Hunter
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Yeah I would also recommend the Bushnell Trophy as a good 'cheap' scope. I have used and am using several with no problems. I do think the older ones were better but that is about like everything else!! Plateau Hunter
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#378148 - 09/03/07 09:51 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Plateau Hunter]
.444 Marlin
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Simmons 3-9x40 8-point or Tasco Bucksight 3-9x40.

I'd go with the bucksight first.
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#378173 - 09/03/07 10:15 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: .444 Marlin]
Henry Lehman
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I put 2 read head epics on my son's omega muzzeloaders, for bass pro brand, they are pretty nice scopes, i dont know who makes them for bass pro.
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#378475 - 09/03/07 02:31 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Henry Lehman]
mr.big
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I would get on line and try and find a straight 6X Leupold.
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#378506 - 09/03/07 02:45 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: mr.big]
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Can you define inexpensive?

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#378561 - 09/03/07 03:24 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: PMC, certified]
4onaside
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I've had great experience with both Bushnells and Tascos and not so good with Simmons. I'm talking bottom of the line stuff. However, optics are bright and most have lasted for years.
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#378567 - 09/03/07 03:28 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: 4onaside]
Blucollar
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Cheap, as in under $125. Like I said I would like to upgrade later but, if a cheap scope seems to work well with no trouble I would wait longer before upgrading.
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#378586 - 09/03/07 03:42 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Blucollar]
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Persoanlly for $125 I'd be searching for a fixed 4x or 6x like mr big said. Nikon, Leupold, used Weaver before I'd spend money on a simmons.

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#378644 - 09/03/07 04:23 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: PMC, certified]
Darkthirty II
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I have a swift on my 260. Holds zero, and brings in light good around darkthirty. Works for me, paid 89.00.
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#379570 - 09/04/07 04:11 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Darkthirty II]
Cull Buck Hunter
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For $125 you could get a used Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40, great scopes for the money, I have four of them.
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#379795 - 09/04/07 09:18 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
.444 Marlin
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 Originally Posted By: Cull Buck Hunter
For $125 you could get a used Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40, great scopes for the money, I have four of them.


What he said. I have 3 nikon prostaff's myself.
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#380159 - 09/04/07 12:12 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: .444 Marlin]
Kimberman
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 Originally Posted By: 444marlin
 Originally Posted By: Cull Buck Hunter
For $125 you could get a used Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40, great scopes for the money, I have four of them.


What he said. I have 3 nikon prostaff's myself.


That would be my first choice for a cheap scope.
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#380586 - 09/04/07 04:39 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: PMC, certified]
Tiny
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 Originally Posted By: PMC®
Can you define inexpensive?

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Ditto.
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#380650 - 09/04/07 05:21 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Tiny]
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I will let a gun sit in the safe until I can buy the scope I want for it. I never buy a cheap" scope anymore because it is a waste of money to me. JMO
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#380798 - 09/04/07 06:40 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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Right now you can get one of the Simmons 6.5-20x50 scopes from Midway for an even hundred. They're a decent scope considering the price. They have them made up in a lot about once a year and are able to offer them at a significant discount. If you'll check out the consumer ratings of the scope on their website you'll see that almost all who bought them were highly pleased and gave the scope their maximum 5 star rating considering it's price. They're a good knockabout scope and will probably serve you well from now on with the H&R Ultra.
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#380986 - 09/04/07 08:33 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Whelen Man]
Team Browning
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I look for cheap always!
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#381590 - 09/05/07 07:20 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
I will let a gun sit in the safe until I can buy the scope I want for it. I never buy a cheap" scope anymore because it is a waste of money to me. JMO


ditto.

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#382130 - 09/05/07 10:50 AM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Blucollar]
Tiny
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 Originally Posted By: blucollar
Cheap, as in under $125. Like I said I would like to upgrade later but, if a cheap scope seems to work well with no trouble I would wait longer before upgrading.


Sorry I missed that yesterday.My Bad.

Simmons Master Series "Pro Sport" and if you look around one can find the "Pro Hunter" for that $. Have both models and zip trouble with either.
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#382404 - 09/05/07 01:11 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Tiny]
Hillbilly Hunter
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Me and PMC agree on something........Holy Shiiaat!!!! \:o
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#382569 - 09/05/07 02:15 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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Hey a stopped clock is right twice a day and a blind squirrel can find a nut, but who's a clock and who's a squirrel \:D

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#382740 - 09/05/07 03:24 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: PMC, certified]
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 Originally Posted By: PMC®
Hey a stopped clock is right twice a day and a blind squirrel can find a nut, but who's a clock and who's a squirrel \:D

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#386972 - 09/07/07 09:42 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
LY
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Nikon Prostaff 3x9-40 is worth every penny of the $130 that it costs. I've got one on my daughters handi and for the distances she shoots and for the amount of weekend trips (3-4) that she gets to the woods it's great.

I need to get a scope for an in-line muzzleloader that I've got and never shot and for the number of times I'll get to hunt with it I just can't justify the expense of anything more, so I'll be getting another one for it.

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#388215 - 09/08/07 11:42 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: 4onaside]
Tikkabuck
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I put an odd ball on a .243 I had laying around just to test it out,it was an Alpen Kodiak I got from e-bay for a song. I have been really suprised with it,glass is really clear and brite,adjustments are right on the money,eye relefe is really good. And they come with a lifetime warrenty.
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#425431 - 10/01/07 05:54 PM Re: Cheap scope question............ [Re: Tikkabuck]
stik
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anything but simmons or trashco.
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