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Posted: 9/21/2005 11:25:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 11:25:57 AM EDT by mini14jac]
Here's the deal:

I've got an Eotech that rocks.

I'd like to have a decent scope for occasional 100-200yd shots.
Maybe 4x, or 3x9.
I won't be going into combat, but I'd like something rugged enough for camping, or
3 gun matches.
(The Meuller lighted reticle thread really has me tempted, but I can't justify $300 right now.)

I'm not interested in a Tacpoint or other Chinese "tactical looking" scope.

I know there are some Nikon and Leupold scopes, (especially used) in that price range.
I'd be mounting on a flattop AR, but may want a carry handle mount later.

Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:26:37 AM EDT
Other than used Leupolds, I've never desired a scope in that price range.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:22:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Other than used Leupolds, I've never desired a scope in that price range.



You MIGHT be able to find a used Leupy VX-II in 1-4x for something close to your price range. I tend to agree w/ C_Jack though...b/c you get what you pay for.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:24:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 4:28:53 PM EDT by Gimme_A_Carbine]
Stupid DoubleTap
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:20:47 PM EDT
ebay would be your best shot at anything used.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:30:42 PM EDT
I bought a new Nikon 3x9 scope for around $140. It's very clear, and works great. I can't remember the model, but I think it's the only around that price range.

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:36:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:56:41 PM EDT
Nikon 3x9 prostaff. I have one on an A4 and am pleased.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:01:07 PM EDT
Best scope for < $150?

I'd say Lenscrafters, or maybe D.O.C.


Seriously!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:13:48 PM EDT
Simmons Aetec and pro-diamond, Bushnell 3200 series or a used one.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:22:36 PM EDT
Nikon makes a good scope for the money. When it comes to scopes you get what you pay for but it sounds like a pro staff 3x9 would work fine.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:43:37 PM EDT
Yep....that's what I've got ....the Nikon ProStaff. I think it's one of the best scopes you can get for under $150.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:31:50 PM EDT
www.eabco.com

has the mueller scopes cheaper than anywhere... i just got the eraticator, their top scope for $199...
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:33:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:36:36 PM EDT by imposter]
The Weaver V series are pretty good scopes. They start at $149. They are pretty bright and clear, and, unlike most inexpensive scopes, they are fully multicoated and made in Japan. I would not waste money on anything cheaper.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:26:05 PM EDT
simmons 1.5-5 pro diamond, 20mm objective. absolutely the cat's ass for 3 gun. can be bought at CDNN for 60 bucks if they still have any. Try one, you won't be disappoainted. To hear others with this scope go to brianenos.com and go to the 3gun forums.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 8:20:18 AM EDT
Thanks guys.

Lots of good information here.
Looks like I've got some shopping to do.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 8:27:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By huck:
simmons 1.5-5 pro diamond, 20mm objective. absolutely the cat's ass for 3 gun. can be bought at CDNN for 60 bucks if they still have any. Try one, you won't be disappoainted. To hear others with this scope go to brianenos.com and go to the 3gun forums.



+1.

Mine was less than $50.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 12:42:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 12:44:49 PM EDT by Fenian]
Weaver V series...made in Japan, about $160, depending on what you get
Sightron S1 3x9x40 mildot, made in Japan, $110. (now $119...musta been on sale when I got it).
Simmons Aetec, older models assembled in Philippines with Jap. glass, but newer ones assembled in China. I paid $129 for mine...they're more expensive now, but if you look around, you might find one at about the same price.

I've got all 3 of these, and they are very good scopes for the money. The Japanese glass is really nice...you'll be surprised. My V series 2x7 is actually clearer than my Accupoint, when trying to read the license plate on the guy down the street's minivan. That's as scientific a test as you're liable to find.

Seriously, at 4x, I can read the decal from the place he bought it, which I can't do with the Accupoint. In no way am I comparing this scope to an Accupoint, but in terms of the glass, it's not a POS.

The Nikon Pro Staff line is in that price range...I have a Buckmaster, which I really like, but I paid $237 dealer for that, so it's way out of your budget limits.

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