| Rant wrote:|
What Im getting At is Scopes are like a new car . very X > but once off the lot they are worth Nothing. Ok You take a rifle a Good proven Rifle is worth its weight in Gold ! so where is the weak link> the scope ! But Big Bucks and if Ridden hard and put in wet Like real Hunters Do >> so that ridden hard worked 1,550 scope is worth a Buck and change! Word for thought!
A lot of that statement is pure BS. A scope is worth the money you pay for it. And if it matters, I do hunt elk in the rockies. I have blown apart 2 scopes under recoil of my 270 and 300. The money I pay for a good reliable, durable, repeatable scope with good optics that allow me to see the difference between that cow and spike so I don't shoot the wrong animal. That scope you say is worth nothing helps make my rifle that good proven instrument.
As for the scope being the weak link, I will call BS on that. If you buy a scope that isn't a POS, it won't be weak. Many times the weak link happens to be in the rings or mounts. Or just maybe in come cases the person trying to operate it all.
Yes, a $100 dollar scope can get the job done, but I have no faith in them for the most part. If that is what a person can afford, get the best of what you can afford and want to spend.