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I'm looking for a cheap 6x24 and these brands pop up for around $120 each.  Each seem to have mixed reviews,  but one brand must be better than the others!
 
Which one would you choose ?
 
 
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I am assuming that you mean a variable 6-24 power scope and not a 6x 24mm objective. If that is the case I would look at the Vortex Crossfire for $99.95. I have looked through several and they are better than I expected.

http://swfa.com/Vortex-6-24x50-Crossfire-Rifle-Scope-P43585.aspx
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To be honest, I am not aware of a 6-24x scope in this price range that is actually worth buying.

Vortex supports its products better than most others, but pretty much every high magnification scope I have seen in this price range is crap, no matter how good the customer service is.

If you really need high magnification, prepare to spend more money for anything remotely decent.  If you want to stay on a tight budget, stick with lower magnifications.

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glass over mag, any day. i'd look at a prostaff or buckmaster. and check sample list. a 3-9 leupold or bushy would be better than junk
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

To be honest, I am not aware of a 6-24x scope in this price range that is actually worth buying.

Vortex supports its products better than most others, but pretty much every high magnification scope I have seen in this price range is crap, no matter how good the customer service is.

If you really need high magnification, prepare to spend more money for anything remotely decent.  If you want to stay on a tight budget, stick with lower magnifications.

ILya

 
This will be used on a rimfire so I won't be pounding on it... 
 
I need something strong to see those tiny holes at 50 yards in a dark indoor range.  Is 16x considered "high magnification", and still in the crap zone with that budget? 
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

I am assuming that you mean a variable 6-24 power scope and not a 6x 24mm objective. If that is the case I would look at the Vortex Crossfire for $99.95. I have looked through several and they are better than I expected.

http://swfa.com/Vortex-6-24x50-Crossfire-Rifle-Scope-P43585.aspx
 
 
Yes that's what I meant.  I was considering it, but the 6-24 crossfire is around $250 here in canada which is twice as expensive as the rest.
 
 
Is it worth the added cost?   Has anybody handled a few of the scopes I mentioned + a crossfire?
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  I can't speak for the other brands, but I'll give an opinion:
 
 For that price range, I'd go with a Tasco World Class 4-16.   Not super-great anything, but mine have held zero, and for the money, they're okay.   You can tell they're not $500 scopes, for instance: 
 
The clicks are not precise 1/4 inch/MOA clicks.      My Bushnell elites, 4 clicks means it moves that much.   The Tasco move it 4 clicks, it might move .8" or 1.2".     Not a bad thing if you aren't planning on fiddling with the zero.
 
 On all of mine, the Paralex adjustment isn't lined up right.   On mine, the "50 yard" setting is actually for 20 yards, the 100 yard setting is actually for 50 yards, and 200 yards is actually for 100.
 
One has a TINY bit of "walleye" vision on the outer 10% edge of the scope.
 
 
   However they hold zero well, and clarity is surprisingly good for such cheap scopes, I've not gotten a World Class with a yellowish tint, however some have.   No, not a Bushnell Elite, but better than NCstar and comparable (to my eye) the Nikon Prostaff.  
 
 
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Originally posted by Grant Grant wrote:

On all of mine, the Paralex adjustment isn't lined up right.   On mine, the "50 yard" setting is actually for 20 yards, the 100 yard setting is actually for 50 yards, and 200 yards is actually for 100.


It is very rare that the yardage settings on an adjustable parallax scope will be correct. From what I have been told if your diopter setting is zero then possibly but if you change your diopter either plus or minus it will be different than what the scope says. Think looking through binos with and then without glasses. You will have to refocus to see something at the same distance. And it is also expensive scopes that do this as well. My Swaro PH 4-16x50 is the same way.

For 50yds I would be looking for something with an AO and probably 10x max. At 50yds with 10x it is similar to looking at something with no magnification at about 5yds. With higher magnification scopes you are sacrificing glass quality for magnification. Better glass will allow you to see better with lower magnification. Plus with lower magnification you will not have to deal with excessive movement when looking through the scope.
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