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Posted: 3/2/2013 10:46:09 AM
I did read thru the FAQ on budget scopes, the few that caught my eye seem out to discontinued. I'm looknig for a variable power, something like a 3x9, main intended use is target shooting/plinking and possibly some predator hunting down the road. Lemme hear your scope suggestions!
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Posted: 3/2/2013 11:24:40 AM
Weaver Grand Slam series.

Primary Arms I do belive they have on in the $150 range.

I think Vortex or Sightron makes scopes in that ballpark. But not sure. You can try SWFA website to get a ball park market price for optics.

You are other options is to see what pops up in the EE for budget scopes.
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Posted: 3/2/2013 1:27:32 PM
Check out the Mueller APT.

http://muelleroptics.com/mt451440

Most places sell it for $159 or so.
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Posted: 3/2/2013 2:27:58 PM
Under $200, Vortex Diamondback or Burris FFII, follow by the Redfield Revolution.

For ~$150, IMO, stick with the K4 or K6 from Weaver.
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Posted: 3/2/2013 4:05:50 PM
Nikon 4-12x40 are on sale now for around $160.

They work well

Redfield revolution, American made. 2-7x32 is $179, that's a great scope for a really good price.
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Posted: 3/2/2013 6:00:44 PM
Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 at your local WalMart for $149.
Nikon 223 in 3x32 at same store for $169.
Center Point Scopes at WalMart also in 3-9x40 and 4-12x40 for around $70. I know the 4-12 has a Illuminated Reticle, not sure of 3-9. Lots of Hunter's around me use them and they drop Deer every Year.
I had one on a 30-06 when they first come out, and glass was pretty good for a cheapo scope, but it got to where it wouldn't hold POI from the recoil. Changed to a Nikon Buckmaster and never looked back, but it's much more expensive than what you're looking for.
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Posted: 3/3/2013 4:58:28 PM
Thanks for the responses, the Primary Arms and Nikon are now on my short list, decisions, decisions.
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Posted: 3/3/2013 5:18:50 PM
Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40.

throw on a Burris Pepr mount and you'll be happy camper, I know I am.