Location: Adelaide, S.A.
G'day from Australia everyone!,
I'm currently purchasing a Ruger Hawkeye L-H'ed in .308 Win* and i'm undecided what brand and model scope to get.
I'm after a no-frills scope that does the job and holds zero. Basically the way I perceive things, as far as scopes go, is that there's either total crap throwaway "Made In China" rubbish (Nikko Sterling, BSA etc etc) or $800-$1000 plus (AUD $) scopes that would have me freaking out if i ever dropped it (Leupold VX-3, Swarovski etc etc). I'm after a scope thats between the 2 poles ($300-$600 Aus Dollars). I'm thinking of getting a Leupold VX-1 scope (not sure which yet probably 4-12x40mm).
What do you all here think of the:
Leupold VX-1 series?
Bushnell 3200 Elite series?
(the last 2 from the prices on http://www.nvt.com.au/Rifle-scopes/ are just out of my price range.)
* I wanted a Remington 700 CDL L-H'ed in .308 but the price for one over here is INSANE. I bought the Ruger new for $1150 Australian. The Remington is $1800!!!