Let's face it...some of us have to SCRATCH together some scratch to get new optics...and unfortunately, i'm in this boat right now. We don't see many reviews in the "cheap" market and most people subscribe to "you get what you pay for."
I personally have had a couple inexpensive gems, and my current rifle is yet but another of these little finds. Marlin hit a home run with the X_7 series bolt action rifles and I have a .308 that just loves cheap federal factory loads (printing 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups at 100 yd)
My current scope is a Bushnell Banner Dusk to Dawn 6-18x50 but it's too big for deer hunting in SWPA. I want to go to a smaller scope, and something with a mildot reticle, with a max mag of 10x, and preferably a side or no focus (I LOATHE AO scopes for hunting).
So I'm looking for input on scopes that falll in the 100 or less category, that could be used RELIABLY on 30-06 and below.
Two such contendors might be the Tasco Target/Varmint 2.5-10x40 mildot if not for the AO, or the http://swfa.com/Hawke-3-9x40-Sport-HD-Riflescope-P41172.aspx">Hawke 3-9x40 Mildot
anyone have any GOOD things to share about any of the scopes in this price range?