New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - need a decent scope and got some questions
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

need a decent scope and got some questions

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 20:05
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12

hey guys i am new here. and i am in need of a decent low price range scope. yea i know that dont go together but the budget is tight and deer season is here and my simmons whitetail scope i have to put on my other gun is busted.

my whitetail simmons scope is a 3.5x10x50mm been good for several years and looked at it today and it seems the crosshairs have rolled. is there anyway to fix this.

if not i am looking for a compareable scope in the same size range if possible. and i am also looking at a 6x20x50 bushnell but i think thats going to be to high power for a deer gun.

thanks for reading and let me know what yall think

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 20:07
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
also looking at a pentex gameseeker 3-9x50
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 20:25
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
oh and this will be going on a browning a bolt 270 with boss
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 21:09
dls56 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: April/24/2008
Location: Virginia
Status: Offline
Points: 49

Don't have this particular model but the Nikon's I do have (Monarch's) are holding up. http://swfa.com/Nikon-3-9x40-ProStaff-Riflescope-P42191.aspx

I've got one of these on a .223 and feel it's a good scope for the money. http://swfa.com/Burris-3-9x40-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P7932.aspx
Not sure what your price point is and the power range and objective may not work for you just trying to throw out some ideas. Best of luck with whatever you decide to go with. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 22:01
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
how much can you spend??
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 22:31
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
i need to stay under or around 200 i really like the bushnell banner 50mm and the nikon prostaff 50mm.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 23:19
danjojoUSMC View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: August/20/2009
Location: NE Ohio
Status: Offline
Points: 329
Where you hunt what do you think the longest shot might be?  Is it mostly swampy, dense woods or some large open fields? 
 
Do you think you might end up doing some hog hunting too?
 
You might be better off with a scope that has lower magnification than 10x (definitely lower than the 6-20x). 
 
Maybe the Nikon Monarch 2-8x or Vortex Viper 2-7x that are a little over $200 would be a good fit, better quality than the $80-200 scopes and more proportionate to your rifle and hunting environment.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 23:36
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
well a 3-9 or 10 would do me right i hunt hogs and deer with it  i will shoot anywheres from 50yrds to 250 yards. i hunt in east texas and south la. i use an open site 30/30 for the thick woods hunting.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/04/2009 at 23:39
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
just went look at the vortex scopes is there line pretty good. i like the 2.5-10x50 option that seems about right for what i hunt
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 00:17
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Online
Points: 13882
Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Ballistic Plex Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
Stock # - 200162RE
  • Matte
  • Ballistic Plex
  • 1"
  • Hunter Knobs
  • $50.00 Mail In Rebate
$229.95 
Add Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope to Cart 
Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Ballistic Plex Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
Stock # - 200162BP
  • Matte
  • Ballistic Plex
  • 1"
  • Hunter Knobs
  • 9" - 13" Bipod
$219.95 
Add Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope to Cart
Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Ballistic Plex Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
Stock # - 200162BIN10
  • Matte
  • Ballistic Plex
  • 1"
  • Hunter Knobs
  • Free Burris Landmark 10x32 Binocular w/ Purchase
$219.95 
Add Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope to Cart
Bushnell 1.5-6x42 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope 4A w/ Illuminated Dot Bushnell 1.5-6x42 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 731642M
  • Matte
  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm      Thunbs Up
$149.95 
Add Bushnell 1.5-6x42 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope to Cart
Bushnell 3-9x40 Trophy Rifle Scope Multi-X Bushnell 3-9x40 Trophy Rifle Scope
Stock # - 733948PM
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Free Bushnell 20x50 Spotting Scope
$89.95 
Add Bushnell 3-9x40 Trophy Rifle Scope to Cart
Bushnell 3-9x40 Trophy Rifle Scope DOA 600


"Always do the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do".
Bobby Paul Doherty
Texas Ranger
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 06:17
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 08:43
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
what about the legend in the 50mm
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 08:52
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
  The Bushnell Legend series has always been among the best of the entry level scopes. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 08:54
JGRaider View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: February/06/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 1432
Stay away from 50m objectives for deer hunting.  You'll save some $$ and get all the performance you need past legal shooting with a good 40mm obj scope.  I like the Burris FFII rec mentioned here, as well as a $250 Elite 4200 3-9x40 which is fantastic. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 09:04
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
what is wrong with a 50mm for deer hunting thats what most use around here.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 09:05
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
  What JG says.   If you MUST stay at or around $200 you'd not go wrong with an FFII.  But IF you could go another $100 the 4200 would DEFINITELY be money well spent.
 
    Nothing wrong with a 50mm.  It's just that when buying lower priced scopes,for the most part,your better off to go with the std versions (3-9x40 ,2-7x?,fixed power,etc.).  OR take the money you'd spend on the fancier low end scope and move up a level to a std version of a better scope which because of the better lenses/coatings will give you the same or better light transmission that the cheaper 50mm would. Plus you get a better built scope.
    The 4200 CANNOT be beat for the money.


Edited by 300S&W - November/05/2009 at 09:15
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 17:08
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
the bushnell legend is a 3200 elite  essentially, it has a few differences. the 3200 is multi coated the legend is fully multi coated.the legend has 30 more clicks of adjustment . i do believe that if you buy a 50mm you would also have to buy taller rings.

Edited by pyro6999 - November/05/2009 at 19:53
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2009 at 19:45
shaeleblanc View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/04/2009
Location: louisiana
Status: Offline
Points: 12
i just looked at a legend that has the rainguard on it. nah on this gun i had a 50 mm before thats what just broke on her
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "need a decent scope and got some questions"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Decent scope for FAL at decent price Templarknight Tactical Scopes 1 10/14/2007 8:58:04 AM
Need a decent not too expensive poro Acenturian Binoculars 4 11/22/2005 2:33:49 PM
Any Decent 1" Tactical Scopes Available? Tomac Tactical Scopes 18 10/23/2004 10:16:26 PM
Is it a Decent Scope? Cbissell07 Rifle Scopes 6
Decent quality 3/4" scope rings tooldude Rimfire / Airgun 1
Decent 3/4" tube scopes rkingston Rifle Scopes 8
Looking for decent scope $400-$500 elkhorn98 Spotting Scopes 8
Need help with Leupold questions Lonzo Rifle Scopes 3 9/30/2007 10:29:44 AM
Is Redfiled Revolution 3x9x40 a Decent Scope? Newaygo1 Rifle Scopes 13
decent slug scope under or around 200 boomsick42 Shotgun / BlackPowder Scopes 1


This page was generated in 0.547 seconds.