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Hi everyone!  I'm new to the forum and am glad to be here.  I'm an older guy and have been an active hunter, gun and knife enthusiast for years.  I have a question to ask:

 

I’m looking to replace the Simmons Scope on my Savage 300 WSM; and, I thought I’d try a PENTAX Gameseeker II 3X-9X 40mm.  I can buy it for $100 shipped.  Since I am strapped for money right now and that is all I can afford, do you think I should make the switch?  I have shot the Savage very little and the scope that is on it is still good.

hanks in advance for your replies.

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Look also at the bushnell trophy and Vortex crossfire lines, they're in your price range.

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Welcome Big Bill.  Like lucytuma says I would look at a Vortex also, but the Pentax wouldn't be a bad choice.

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Like the guys said your on the right track for your budget. If you haven't already, check out the Sample List to see if you budget could get you into something even better. I have used Simmons for yrs. and they have survived my needs. But the Pentax will give you better glass as will some you might find on the List. Better glass will let you hunt to atleast last legal light where most low end Simmons, Bushnell and Tasco have no chance. Good Luck and Welcome to the OT.
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Thanks for the good advice everyone.   Today took lucytuma's advice and bought and installed a Bushnell Trophy Riflescope 3-9x40mm, DOA 600. It has the mil-dots and it also allows one to judge the range by hash marks on the distance lines based on the distance from ear tip to ear tip on a mule deer or whitetail deer. I was very impressed with it and my gunstore sold it to me for $89.99 on clearance. I thought it was a good deal. I changed out my Simmons on my Savage 300 wsm for the Bushnell. I was just wondering if anyone has had any exoperience with this scope?
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It sounds like you made a good purchase.Thunbs Up  Enjoy the new scope.
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