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Old 02-06-2008, 04:13 PM
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Default Best Rifle Scope Under $200.00?

Title says it all. I have always liked Leupold but, I have two Burris scopes that look brighter and seem to have better resolution.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:00 PM
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My choice for a scope under $200 is the Simmons Aetec.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:02 PM
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I like the Barksa Huntmaster Pro series...they are awesome for the money.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:25 PM
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Bushnell elite 3200
Mueller
Simmons Aetec or other Master Series
Burris
Nikon
Pentax (made by Burris)
Sightron
Millet
and yes Leupold. Their basic scope is still a good scope.

There's really too many to list.
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Burris is a great choice compared to leupolds. I own a pair, but not proud of it. Check out the Swift Premier Series...this is my favorite for rifles, while the 1.5-6x40 is my favorite for cantilever shotguns.

http://www.eabco.com/cgi-bin/shopper...n&key=205-659M

Also the Pentax makes a good scope if it is not going on a very big gun like a 338 or a 300RUM. I got a pair of them on guns and another sitting on the floor of my gun cabinet waiting for a gun to jump on. Here is the link to the Pentax, and this site is one of the better ones for prices...

http://www.eabco.com/pentaxscopes.html
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:34 PM
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:38 PM
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I'd either get a Bushnell Elite 3200 or a Leupold VX I. I don't recommend Burris because of my horrible experiences with their customer service.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:38 PM
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a walmart Leupold would get the nod from me fer 200 clams...an mite just do that real soon too ......
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:47 PM
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I am very happy with the burris I bought last year.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:04 PM
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Nikon makes some good inexpensive scopes, as does Bushnell and Barska. We've used them and had good luck
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:21 PM
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Of the scopes that I've used in that price range, the 3200 would be my "hands down" choice.

I had an Aetec, too, it did well but the 3200 was a bit brighter....in my opinion.
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Leupold VX-I or Nikon Buckmasters, in that order, are the only two scopes I would ever consider in your price range.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:26 PM
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burris fullfield 3x9 is a really good, clear scope. They go for about $200. I have one.
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I'm sorry, but there is not a single new Leupold under $200 I would waste my money on. You are much better off going with a Bushnell Elite 3200, Burris Fullfield II, or Nikon Buckmasters. These scopes are head and shoulders above the Leupold Rifleman and VX-1 series of scopes.
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:48 AM
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A guy I know has a Nikon Buckmaster on a 300 WIN MAG. He's had to ship it back to the company at least twice, maybe three times, because the lenses keep fogging internally. Each time, they either fixed it or sent a new one. I would have give up after the second one failed. It aint worth possibly missing a chance at the buck of a lifetime to save a few bucks.
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Last year, I put a Bushnell 3200 on a 30.06 I refurbished and like it better than the Nikon Monarch on my 7mm08. For the money, the 3200 is hard to beat. I purchased the scope on the internet for less than $150 shipped.
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I'm about to order a Swift Premier 2 x 7 x 40 for my ML, I'll post a "first impression" in hunting gear when I get it.
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A guy I know has a Nikon Buckmaster on a 300 WIN MAG. He's had to ship it back to the company at least twice, maybe three times, because the lenses keep fogging internally. Each time, they either fixed it or sent a new one. I would have give up after the second one failed. It aint worth possibly missing a chance at the buck of a lifetime to save a few bucks.
i just got rid rid of a buckmasters 4x12x50, didn't care for it at all! would never get another one
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:36 AM
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Burris is a great choice compared to leupolds. I own a pair, but not proud of it. Check out the Swift Premier Series...this is my favorite for rifles, while the 1.5-6x40 is my favorite for cantilever shotguns.

http://www.eabco.com/cgi-bin/shopper...n&key=205-659M

Also the Pentax makes a good scope if it is not going on a very big gun like a 338 or a 300RUM. I got a pair of them on guns and another sitting on the floor of my gun cabinet waiting for a gun to jump on. Here is the link to the Pentax, and this site is one of the better ones for prices...

http://www.eabco.com/pentaxscopes.html
Where are the Swift scopes made?

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Old 02-09-2008, 10:43 PM
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i'll take the aetec from simmons.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:20 AM
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Default Leupold VX-1

You are getting basically a vari-x II. The customer service from Leupold is hard to beat.
Just sent back a VX-II for a stiff selector. Had it back in two weeks with the selector fixed and totally inspected. Cost me about five bucks to ship priority and insured.
They UPS'd it back to my front door.

Also, you can have modifications from their custom shop on VX-I's that they won't do on The Rifleman series - just a side note.
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i deal with cheap scopes myself. what do you guys think of the nc-star? i bought one for my 30-06 has done very well for me 10x40x50, lit recticle, range finder scope only cost $150.00 came with scope rings and flip up caps also a lifetime warranty!!!!!
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Nikon ProStaff 3-9 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope and UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope. These are my own, great rifle scope, I recommend them. Here's a site about rifle scopes of recommendation. Nikon is a very good brand. I've been using it. I hope for your help.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:32 AM
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I put this one on my AR and love it. If you don't mind the extra dots which you do not have to use them. It is the Bushnell 4.5-18x40mm. I
think it is clearer and brighter then the 3-9x40mm I had at first.

Look them over they are about 1/2 price here. You can also look at others they sell.

http://www.sportsmansoutdoorsupersto...nell-ar-optics

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