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Good rifle scope for 150.00 or less?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MIKEV311, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. MIKEV311

    MIKEV311 SALEM,OREGON Member

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    So im trying to get an early start on getting my stuff ready for next hunting season. i need a scope for my savage 110 in .30-06 and i have a budget of 150.00 or less i know you get what you pay for with scopes but is there anything decent in that price range?
     
  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That $150 might get you into one of the new Redfield scopes. Or quite possibly a lower end Nikon.
     
  3. 556

    556 Beaverton,OR Active Member

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    Bimart has some leupold riflemans for around $150
     
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  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. Inspector

    Inspector Washington State Member

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    Mueller is hard to beat for money..
     
  6. JV100

    JV100 portland/wilsonville Active Member

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    redfield.
     
  7. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Theres a lot to look at as far as scopes go...BUT...

    The Redfield lineup is pretty awesome. There are also some very well built Nikons in that price range.

    Since it is NEXT season you're shooting for I might hold off and save another 50$. The 200$ price point seems to have a ton more options.
     
  8. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have had a very good experience with the Pentax Gameseeker 4-12x40. Very good optics and it has held perfect zero for six years worth of hunting now. The guys in camp, all Leupold and Nikon Monarch owners, are always very impressed when they look through it. Great scope, and not just for the money.
     
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    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    I have a 4-12x40 rifleman for sale. It's a great scope I just wanted more zoom.


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  11. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Active Member

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    Not sure how good "Barska" scopes are, but check this price!
    http://www.shopbarska.com/Hunting_Scopes-BARSKA_3_9X32_HUNTMASTER_SCOPE.html

    ...and here's a little more broad view of what that site offers, in hunting scopes, in general...

    Barska: Hunting Scopes
     
  12. MIKEV311

    MIKEV311 SALEM,OREGON Member

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    Thank you everybody for the reply's i looked through a couple of redfields today and they look pretty nice i like the mueller and have read good things about them does anybody know if there is someone in town Salem area that carries them?
     
  13. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I don't know if you have considered a used scope or not. I picked up a very gently used Leupold from Jeff at Rangemaster for around $200. It was a few years old, but a comparable new scope would have set me back 2-3 times as much. He's in Lebanon 541-259-4867
     
  14. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    +1 for used. I got my Leupold VX-2 6-18x40 used. Store owner used it on his varmint gun, didn't like the reticle and I picked it up for 300$. That scope was going for about 600$ at the time.
     
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    best defense Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Yeah, check Bi-Mart, and Redfield is now made by Leupold, so that would be a good choice.
     
  16. PORSCHE928S4

    PORSCHE928S4 Newport, Oregon Active Member

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    Nikon 3x9x40 Pro Staff $149 with free shipping from amalamazon ! I have several Nikon scopes with all that loot you save you will be able to stock up on some rounds and go shooting ! The Nikon scopes have never failed me with a good mount you will be zeroed in a few rounds try a DNZ Game Reaper .
     
  17. Bacchus

    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    I have two Nikon ProStaff, and I love them both; very clear optics.
     
  18. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nikon or bushnell have good scopes in that range. Stay away from barska. I have a few thinking the price was right. Well the quality is not all there. I threw them on less important rifles. Only one I was impressed with was the one I got for my wife's ar. But it cost more than your price point.

    I've had good experiences with the bushnell trophy lines.
     
  19. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    Just my take on the Nitrex TR1 vs the Nikon Prostaff (or the Buckmaster, for that matter). The Nitrex is significantly better optically and brighter. If you ask me, it is also a little better than the Redfield Revolution which is the US made Redfield. It also cheaper than those. PS, I own 3 Nikons, 3 Redfields, and some Leupolds along with others. The Nitrex from Natchezss.com is the best scope bargain available, IMO.
     
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  20. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what zoom you want....but Redfield and Nikon would be my suggestions...

    Try OpticsPlanet.com