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So, I'm fairly new to optics and was hoping to get some suggestions on what scope to buy. 

I'm looking for a scope for my Remington 783 which shoots .270 win.... Previously, I had a Tasco on it which ultimately, could not handle the recoil and was destroyed. Being young, and in school, I don't have a lot of money to spend so I'm really just looking for the cheapest optic that fits my needs/wants and will not self destruct after 25 rounds like the Tasco....

This might sound picky but, I would like a scope that looks nice on my gun. The 783 is a decent sized and fairly heavy rifle so, I'm wanting something that doesn't look undersized but, since I'm trying to go cheap, I know I might not have a choice. I do most of my shooting with this rifle at 100 and 200 yards but, occasionally it sees 50 and 300 so, I would like something with variable magnification. 

Most importantly, I need something that won't break and is under $200 and even better around $100... For me, the cheapest option that works is the best. I was looking at a Firefield 10-40x50 which says in the description is made for centerfire rifles but, durability seems questionable based on the price and reviews I've read. 

Thanks for any feedback. 
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I would look at Vortex, either Diamondback or Crossfire.

Be aware that the price range is a bit tricky, especially for a high recoil gun.  It takes a certain amount of material strength quality , engineering effort, and manufacturing effort to make a quality scope, and $100-200 isn't packed with quality scopes.
For clarity: you will find no shortage of scopes in that price range, but ones that will survive and serve you well will be few.

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I would recommend the 3x9x40 Burris Fullfield II for the conditions and price you specified.
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What about a used scope? A decent brand second hand scope will be better than a new crappy scope.
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This one off the samplelist would be about the best you could do for the dollar:

http://www.samplelist.com/Sightron-3-9x42-SII-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-C-P85222.aspx


Burris Fullfield II or Redfield Revolution are the usual suspects otherwise. I put one of the Burris on my wife's deer rifle. Resolution falls apart in low light, but it's nice when the sun shines. I don't recall any special trouble zeroing and it has held it for years. She is especially rough on her rifles, too.

http://www.samplelist.com/Redfield-4-12x40-Revolution-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P87944.aspx

If you need to go really cheap, gamble on a Simmons. I have always had good luck with them on light kicking plinking rifles.


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Check out Swift Premier…  http://swfa.com/Premier-C197.aspx

A real value for the price.  There are several options that should fit your needs.  
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Nikon prostaff or weaver super slam which can be found on clearance and are very nice glass. If you can find a deal on the weaver super slam I would go that way for sure.
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competitor Shooter's Supply has the Burris Fullfield E1 3-9x40mm with regular plex reticle on sale for $139 right now with a free shipping coupon.  Pretty decent choice in your price range.
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Any of these. I would take them in the order listed below. I like fixed power, particularly in less expensive scopes. I also own the 1-3x20 which is a very nice scope for the money (in my opinion). 3-4x is plenty to target shoot casually to 300 yards.

http://swfa.com/Weaver-4x38-Classic-K-Rifle-Scope-P5054.aspx
http://swfa.com/Weaver-6x38-Classic-K-Rifle-Scope-P5055.aspx
http://swfa.com/Weaver-1-3x20-Classic-V-Rifle-Scope-P2864.asp
http://swfa.com/Weaver-25-7x32-Classic-V-Rifle-Scope-P3050.aspx
http://swfa.com/Weaver-2-10x38-Classic-V-Rifle-Scope-P2866.aspx

Good luck with your decision.
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I'd look on Samplelist.com
SPL22774 Nikon 2-7x32 ProStaff Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 6719, Matte, Nikoplex
$109.95
SPL21806 Bushnell 3-9x32 Sportview Rifle Scope DEMO-C
Click to view 79-1398, Matte, Multi-X, 1"
$29.95
SPL22482 Bushnell 3-9x38 Sportview Rifle Scope DEMO-A
Click to view 74-3938, Gloss, Multi-X
$34.95
SPL22645 Nikon 3-9x40 ProStaff Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 6722, Matte, BDC, 1"
$139.95
If new the Vortex line has a good warranty. But I thought I would give you an option on the low $ end.
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Mr Mtansey, what is your response to all this help and advise??

I just love it when all communication stops.

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My dad taught me if you're buying something you don't really need to live, to always buy good stuff because that way if it breaks you don't have to feel bad . This advise has worked well for me over the years . That's why I would recommend a SWFA scope . At least it won't break and need to be replaced AGAIN . If it does SWFA will take care of it no problem . Most people don't know the body tubes on SWFA are thicker than ALL other brands so they can be used as weapons  if need be.  Consider what you're doing with it . If you want a 40 power variable/ sturdy scope for a low price it doesn't exist. (opinion mine )  You can use a 20 power at 50 yards and long distance .Consider the new MIL/MIL 20 power for $298   You'll have it for the rest of your young life and can pass it along to the kids . Step up to the plate and just wait till that new movie comes out on DVD or stay home from a concert and listen to the disk . Enjoy your new SWFA scope !
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