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Need a scope for my new 204 ruger. Looking for advise on the best scope for under $200 in the 4-16 or 5-15 power range.

I'm thinking maybe the Bushnell Legend for $175.

Any other potentials?

Thanks in advance/Kevin
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 I try not to change the parameters of the question, so my first answer is go to the sample list and look at the Nikon Buckmaster. There are some scopes there that will meet your needs. Now I will give my opinion. I would spend slightly more and look at a new Bushnell 3200  5x15x50 for $269.00 or the 4x12x40 for $248.00.( You will be surprised what the 12x will do.) Both scopes right here. I know they are slightly over budget but when you go under $200.00 things get a little iffy. I can personally vouch for the 3200 for a entry level scope.
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For under 200 ?  If you can get a Monarch while their available, its the best buy going.

 

If not, I say a Swift is the next best thing.  Do a search on them, you'll see.  Their not popular as its nto a large company, but its a top-notch warrenty program, and their VERY clear.  I have a Swift Premier 6-24X50 on my target/varmint gun, and it's definatly better to look through than my Pro-Staff.  Not quite as crisp as a monarch, bot other guys have said they think their very comparable to the buckmaster line from Nikon.  I'd have to agree.  And their pretty rugged,  My dad owns a 4-12 Swift which he has banged around pretty good a few times.  He's hit it hard enough to make him take a shot to be sure its still on, which it was.  Definatly can take a beating. 

 

Bushnell Elite series is pretty decent.  If you want REALLY inexpensive, but good for the money, the new Banner's look suprisinngly clear. 

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