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Posted: 6/8/2009 9:22:52 AM EST
Well I went looking for a rifle for the wife today and went to the sporting goods store and they had a Mossberg 100 ATR in .243
for 279 with a scope. So I picked it up and I want to replace the cheap 3x9 i think its a tasco. Any recommendations for a 3x9 for 100 bucks or less
its not something that is gonna get alot of use just looking for a decent budget scope.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 10:01:55 AM EST
Nikon Prostaff at $159.99 - 1st choice, over you budget but a real good bang for your buck.
Vortex Crossfire $109.95 (Lifetime warranty) - 2nd choice, American company not well known, but they are good scopes for the money
Bushnell Banner $69.95 - 3rd choice, bought my father one for his 308 and it is a good scope.

Stay away from Barska, BSA, and other cheap Chinese junk.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 10:25:20 AM EST
Bushnell. My father had the shotgun scopes. After many, many rounds of 12ga slug on a light shotgun (Encore), the scope started to have problems. He sent it back, and they sent him a brand new scope. I forget which one, but it was the next level up. Excellent custumer service.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 12:11:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/8/2009 12:12:32 PM EST by mjguillory]


$189.00, free shipping
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 12:15:19 PM EST
As mentioned Nikon,
I also have used Scopes by Simmons ( Had the same one on my 30-06 for over 20 years and never had to rezero).

Unlike was previously mentioned, I have used some BSA scopes, and have had good luck with them.

As for the Tasco that came with it, I have one on a Marlin 30-30 for the last 15 years.
It came with gun when I bought it from coworker.
Seems to do fine. But then again I do not put it thru to much. Just deer season in either KY, TN or MO in November when get into some thick brush.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 12:25:16 PM EST
the best scope out there right now for under $100 is a 3.5x10 simmons whitetail classic that is on clearance at several places like Natchez.

tough, reliable and decent glass for the money. i think i have 6-7 of them on various highpowers.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 10:15:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bushc78:
Any recommendations for a 3x9 for 100 bucks or less
its not something that is gonna get alot of use just looking for a decent budget scope.


That's what you already have...

Link Posted: 6/9/2009 5:50:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bowhntr6pt:
Originally Posted By Bushc78:
Any recommendations for a 3x9 for 100 bucks or less
its not something that is gonna get alot of use just looking for a decent budget scope.


That's what you already have...



it has a scope not a decent one it is very fuzzy looks like a cheap tasco to me


I was actually looking at a millett buck gold scope anyone have any experience with this scope?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:25:36 PM EST
If you're looking for under $100, then you're likely not going to get much better than what the gun came with. If you bump that up to $200, you can do a lot better. Check Ebay. I saw a Nikon Buckmasters 3x9 for $164 "buy it now". I'm sure there are other deals out there.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 2:39:20 AM EST
I would not buy a scope for under $100; I agree with the poster - that is what you have already. I recently saw the Bushy 2-7x 3200 out there for $169.00 and a fixed 6X Weaver for ~$129. Either of these is a step up from what you have and not that much more than your budget.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 9:23:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By cerconzirconia:
If you're looking for under $100, then you're likely not going to get much better than what the gun came with. If you bump that up to $200, you can do a lot better. Check Ebay. I saw a Nikon Buckmasters 3x9 for $164 "buy it now". I'm sure there are other deals out there.

Burris and Nikon would both be good options if you can get over that $100 bump. I've had both of those and a couple Leupolds, I would say they're all basically in the same class for anything with an MSRP under 4 bills or so.

As far as still less-expensive optics go, I would recommend seeing what the Bushnell offerings are. I have never used their rifle scopes, but I have used binos, spotting scopes, and a rangefinder by Bushnell, and been quite happy with what I've seen.
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