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Posted: 9/2/2001 6:58:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2001 7:11:51 PM EDT by Backup]
sent back the first Leapers scope and they sent me another peace of crap. Hope I can get my money back. I'll never go cheap again. Can you tell me of a good varmit scope? [grenade]
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 7:16:49 PM EDT
How much do you want to spend?
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 7:20:07 PM EDT
A Bushnell 3-9x40mm has always been a good varmint scope to me. The price is more than a Simmons, Tasco, or Leapers, yet reasonable.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 7:28:25 PM EDT
Any time you try to save money by buying something because it's cheap, you just wind up with something that's cheap. Quality costs more. Not to say you shouldn't try to save money by shopping around, just that you should stick to quality products and then search out the best deal on those.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 7:34:40 PM EDT
The original purchase was for a little under a Hundred bucks. Then all the shiping back and forth maybe another $20.00.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 7:48:10 PM EDT
Frankly, any optics under $100 is likely to be a serious compromise. Incidentally, I took a new Tasco 6-24x42 out to the range today and tested it briefly at only 50 yards. It's certainly not a Swarovski, Leupold or Nikon, but I can't say that it's a POS either. The optics are slightly fuzzy with a faint yellowish cast, but it held zero for over a hundred rounds and it did what it was supposed to do. How well it holds up to constant use is another story. BTW, the scope was less than $80 from Midway and came with a free 7x35 binocular and case! I wasn't expecting much but I couldn't resist the deal.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 8:46:48 PM EDT
http://www.swfa.com/riflescopes/tasco/ Scroll down to the "World Class" part. There are many other good scopes on this page though. It is some of the higher quality scopes from Tasco. Be sure to get one with adjustment knobs exposed. You should also get a laser range finder and a chart for bullet drop for your ammo. Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 9/2/2001 8:57:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Backup: sent back the first Leapers scope and they sent me another peace of crap. Hope I can get my money back. I'll never go cheap again. Can you tell me of a good varmit scope? [grenade]
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Leupold or IOR.
Link Posted: 9/3/2001 1:40:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2001 4:53:44 AM EDT
Glad I read this thread. It's nice when you can learn from other people's mistakes.
Link Posted: 9/3/2001 5:42:31 AM EDT
Backup, I've been through alot of Bushnells, Tascos and Simmons. Even a Redfield. They are all shit. (well, Redfield may be hit or miss, one of mine is still holding together). I personally won't be buying anything less than a Weaver. I haven't tried those yet, but I hear good things about them. Other than German scopes and US Optics, etc. the only brands I would consider are Weaver, Nikon, Burris and Leupold. Maybe a Pentax. Problem with scopes is that often times you don't know it has let go until you miss or wound something.
Link Posted: 9/3/2001 6:08:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: If you can spend $230 or so, you can get a good, reliable Leupold Vari-X II 3x9x40. Anything less, and you're throwing good money down the toilet. [url]www.swfa.com[/url] -Troy
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Yep. That about says it all.
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