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#466511 - 10/25/07 01:04 PM good inexpensive Scope for Rifle
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I just got a new 270 the other day and need to purchase a scope to put on it. I already have another rifle with a Nikon on it that i hunt with primarily so this gun will be more of a backup/change up gun.

any suggestions for an inexpensive good scope. I see alot of Simmons Blazers for pretty cheap but it is hard to believe that a 40$ scope is really worth it. I am leaning towards a 3x9-50 but i am open to whatever.
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#466552 - 10/25/07 01:33 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: REN]
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in before the first,"your rifle is only as good as your scope comment". Really lots of guys shoot inexpensive scopes on their guns. Nothing wrong with your thoughts on 3x9x50.
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#466576 - 10/25/07 01:44 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: Matador]
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I have a Nikon Monarch on my other rifle now (didnt have to buy it, it was a gift thank god) and all the people in my Family have Leopolds VX111's so i can only compair to that which is sorta unfair. I dont mind buying an inexpensive scope i just dont want to get one that i have to replace in a year or 2. Also I am concerned about the eye relief and the amount of light i can see early and late. I dont know anyone that owns a scope on my budget to test out so any brands or models would be a big help.
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#466577 - 10/25/07 01:45 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: Matador]
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I have a Simmons 2.5-10 x50 and love it. I also have Leupolds, Ziess and even a Schmidt and Bender. the Simmons will work just fine for what you want it for.
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#466592 - 10/25/07 01:53 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: comprifleshooter]
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what kind of simmons it it?
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#466624 - 10/25/07 02:19 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: REN]
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Go look at Alpens,I got one on a 243wssm and really like it,good prices on them on E-Bay.
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#466638 - 10/25/07 02:30 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: Tikkabuck]
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Simmons Whitetail Classic is a good scope for the price.
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#466655 - 10/25/07 02:40 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: CPerkins]
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I can't remember what model it is. They don't make them anymore. CPerkins is right. The Whitetail Classic is a good scope. My Wife has a 1.5-6x on her .243. Works great.
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#466701 - 10/25/07 03:09 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: Matador]
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 Originally Posted By: Matador
in before the first,"your rifle is only as good as your scope comment".



dang, beat me to it. \:D
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#466763 - 10/25/07 03:51 PM Re: good inexpensive Scope for Rifle [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I've had my Simmons Whitetail Classic since 1993 and no problems so far. It's not as bright in dim light as my Monarch but it will do for any legal shooting times. Cabelas has them for $110.
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