I have two rifles that need scopes and my options are to buy two mediocre ones or buy one good one and one cheap one until I can afford another good one. I'm leaning toward the latter scenario.
As such I'd like to know if anyone has experience with "cheap" scopes that demonstrate pretty good repeatability/tracking. By cheap I'm going to say < $200. I know at this price range the glass is going to be poor...the turrets are going to be mushy...etc. The one thing I'd like to know is if there are any of these "cheapies" that have reliable mechanics for the price.
Scope will go on a .223 used for varmint and "playing around" at longer ranges. Some of the basic features I want:
- Variable power
- Top end magnification min 14x (preferrably more)
- Mil-dot reticle
- Target style turrets
Here are some of the ones I see on the site that meet my basic features... but have no idea about their repeatability/tracking:
Do you think there is a scope in the mix here that has reliable tracking?
Are there any reviews/posts on any of these lines of scopes? Opinions? Data? Suggestions?