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Ok, Here's the scenario....just got back into hunting and bought a package deal from Savage. Model 16, synthetic stock and stainless barrel in .308. It came with a, I know...I know, Simmons 3 x 9 silver scope. The rifle i'm extremely happy with, great caliber, accu trigger, etc. But  I want to upgrade the scope. In here lies the problem. With a wife and 4 kids, money is always tight. So needless to say, I want to do it as cheaply as possible. Much to choose from on the market. At first I thought I'd go with a 3 x 9 x 50, because everyone told me it let in more light at daylight and dusk. Now after reading in the forum, I'm totally confused. I've also been preached at about buying a Luepold or Nikon for quality glass, but now I've discovered in the forum, alot of talk on Sightron (and Weaver) for superior glass and alot less money. I know your first question is what do I want to spend....but I really don't have an answer. As cheaply as possible to get a good quality scope. I'm very interested in hearing about the Sightron Scopes from anyone out there who might own one. Thanks in advance for your help!
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There are alot of options for 3 to 9 variable power scopes If you can go to a max of $300 I would recomend the Weaver Grand Slam. It's a great scope with excelent glass for the money and perhaps the best adjustments in it's class. Weaver does not have a 3-9x50 in the Grand Slam line up, but they do have a 3.5-10x50 right at $300 in silver or matte. They also offer a 3-10x40 Grand Slam for about $250 in your choice of finish.

I have heard great things about sightron, especialy the SII series but I have yet to use one. Maybe a few Sightron owners will chime in here with their opinions.

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Try this out. ster_riflescope.htm


That's a good scope for less than $200, my man.

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All good recommendations, certainly.  My take on it would be to get either a Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 or Sightron S2 3-9x42 for about $200.  I think these are the best for the money.  WIth that being said, I have not tried the new Buckmaster.  Weaver Grand Slam is a very nice scope, but it is a little more expensive and the glass is not better than Sightron, although a little better than Burris.

Anyhow, any one of the four will be a bright durable scope and will serve you well.  I am a Sightron fan (have four of them on various rifles) so that would be my recommendation, but all of these are pretty good.

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