Location: United States
I did a search at www.riflescopes.com on 3-9x40. I then sorted by price. On the bottom end you'll find the "Tasco 3-9x40 Pronghorn Riflescope" @ $33.95. On the top end you'll find "Zeis 3-9x40 Conquest" @ $549.49. And in between are about 12 pages of other scopes. That's a pretty big spread and allot in between.
What exactly does more money buy you when you buy a scope? What are the price points where you start to get into any sort of quality? I'd really like to know ... and why not use the 3-9x40 scope as an example ... what do you get in a scope below $100, $100-$200, $200-$300, $300-$400, $400-$500, above $500.
It would be great if any feedback is specific enough that it could almost serve as a "buyers guide" for people that are new to the world of optics and are looking for a balance between "how much they have to spend" and "what trade-offs can be made" when selecting a scope.
Also, any hints about whats "an important feature/quality" and whats a "nice-to-have but not "got-to-have"
Edited by macky