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    Posted: April/08/2008 at 21:43
one year ago I would have said less than $300, after buying a Zeiss for $800 I would definitely buy scopes in this price range again. Maybe only in the 4-600 range due to lower power, or smaller scopes. I will definitely buy glass of this quality

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I bought 2 scopes in the past 2 years and they are a Conquest 6.5-20X50 Mdot and a Swaro PH SR 3-12X50 TDS.  I will continue to buy scopes in this price range.  

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Well there is quite a difference in what I paid for them and what the retail value may be but here goes (only listing the ones on rifles, not the drawer full of old Redfields and Simmons take offs)
 
$0 - $400 - None (unless a $200.00 Sightron red dot on an AR15 counts)
$400 - $600 - One, Conquest 3x9x50
$600 - $800 - Three, Burris Black Diamond 4x16x50, Kahles AH 3.5x10x50  and Conquest 4.5x14x44
$800 - $1000 - Two, bought both my Kahles CL 4x12x52 MZ's off Gunbroker for $800.00 ea + shipping
$1000 - $1500 - One, Zeiss Diavari 2.5x10x50 (but that one was a present Big%20Grin)
 
Normally now I expect to pay $600.00 to $700.00 for a scope worth keeping unless it is one of the smaller Conquests.  The best scope I have is the Conquest 4.5x14x44 RapidZ 800 and I don't think you could have a better scope no matter what you pay.  Get%20Your%20Popcorn%20Ready
 
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Originally posted by milpat milpat wrote:

I want to buy a new one, did some one know barska rifle scope company. The 10x40x50 tactical is 304$. Is it a good choice ?
 
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Originally posted by milpat milpat wrote:

I want to buy a new one, did some one know barska rifle scope company. The 10x40x50 tactical is 304$. Is it a good choice ?
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I almost only use top end scopes, but I very rarely pay over 600 dollars for them.
I use the oppertunities and almost never buy anything new.
 
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I want to buy a new one, did some one know barska rifle scope company. The 10x40x50 tactical is 304$. Is it a good choice ?
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

from $100 to $4000
 
Gosh, Dale, you must have one of those March scopes for target shooting!  I think that they are in the $4000 range.   Smile                --Ed
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Jeez Dale, can't say you don't leave your options open!
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from $100 to $4000
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I'd say 70% in the 200-400 dollar range. If I were going on a paid hunt I'd spend some $$$. A failed scope on a varmint hunt 40 miles from home is no big deal. A failed scope on a once in a lifetime hunt is not good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mwyates Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/28/2008 at 14:42
$400 is usually well spent.  I just sold my only "expensive" scope, a Kahles CL (I'll start a new post soon with the reasons why).  I wouldn't spend over $400-500 unless it was for a "specialty" scope and I haven't had a need for anything like that.
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Price range          # of scopes I have
$0-$200                          2
$200-$400                      5
$400-$600                      0
$600-$800                      0
$800-$1000                    0
$1000-$1400                  2
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Price range          # of scopes I have
$0-$200                            7 
$200-$400                        5
$400-$600                        0
$600-$800                        1
$800-$1000                      0
 
Of the cheapies, most are rimfire with the exception of a Vortex 4-12X40 and a Redfield 4-12X40AO I got off ebay from SWFA.  The lone $600-800 is a Kahles CL from Samplelist.  I will be adding a Conquest 3-9X40 before long... will have to see which range it falls into, hopefully the $200-400! Smile
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0-200  =4
200-400=6 includes two pair Binoculars
400-600=2
600-800=2
 
I like owning different scopes......Bushnell, Nikon, Leupold,Zeiss,Burris, Mueller, Trijicon...I am already thinking toward my next setup. I think my max amount would be around 800.00 and I am leaning toward a Kahles next time.........
 
 


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I have not been able to justify buying anything over the Conquest line. 
But this forum is selling me on Elite 4200's. 
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Price range          # of scopes I have
$0-$200                            11
$200-$400                        24
$400-$600                        3
$600-$800                        0
$800-$1000                      1
So far I have a mixture of several 4200 Elites's, Monarch's, Pentax Whitetail Unlimited's, handful of recent Bushnell "Brownings", 3200 Elites, trio of Leupold 2.5-8's, 2  Weaver  Grand Slams, Sightron SII , Weaver T-series, a Redfield Illuminator, old Simmons 44mag-22mag+ 1.5-5 Whitetail Classic, and a Swarovski  American 3-10 .The quality of the mid priced units available today is exceptional in the $200-$500 range.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HuntMaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/27/2008 at 19:19
Used to only buy $30 -$130 range ( 20 years ago). Now a rather broad spectrum of $350 - $900.
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I'm all over the map on this one, and I probably have a pretty evenly distributed amount of scopes in all categories.  For the average rifle, I'm willing to spend in the neighborhood of $400 - $700 for the scope.  For a really special rifle, I will sometimes spend more, but most of my expensive scopes were bought at a pretty significant discount off the Sample List.
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