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  • Other han the money make prospect of the the item, Is it really needed, to put a $1400.00 scope on a $400.00 gun. What are the B

    Other han the money make prospect of the the item, Is it really needed, to put a $1400.00 scope on a $400.00 gun. What are the Benefits, or is there a differance. I have used my scope, paying only about $150.00 for years and have taken many a animal. The area I hunt has a max of about 100 yards to make a shot.

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    no its just over priced glass!

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    • #3
      For all that additional money, you get extra brightness, clarity and definition across the entire field of the scope. But there is a point of diminishing returns. You do not get double the quality for double the money. Try one percent more.

      The $150 scope gives you about 98% of what there is to be had, and the missing 2% is only discernible under the most extreme conditions.

      Good hunting and good luck.

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      • #4
        if your shooting under 100 yards you do not need a scope, if your rifle has open sights use em.if you dont have open sights a 3-9x40 scope should be more than enough.

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        • #5
          I have cursed my scope mounted rifles, regardless of the price, as the deer roars thru the trees and I see little else thru the trees. I like to use a quality scope but I keep a rifle with open sights and practice with that rifle.

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          • #6
            Unfortunately, I wear bifocals. That means if I can see iron sights the target is out of focus, if I can see the target, the sights are out of focus. When I hunt I don't wear glasses at all. They get in the way of my binocs and I use a 4X12 scope. I can see fine real far away so its no problem. I hate wearing glasses, never had to until I got into my forties. Pain getting old and things not working a swell as they used.

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            • #7
              The choice of scopes comes down to common sense and your personal finances. I try to get the best possible scope that I can for my sons. My choice, is a 3-9X40 tasco world class. As long as I'm satisfied with clarity and brightness and consistantly hit my target is a good enough choice for me. Try different variations, and pick one that you are comfortable with.

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              • #8
                Bo, I wear progressive bifocals and have found an answer to the problem you are encountering. I am told that in bifocals in particular, the lens to the inner sector of the lense( meaning closest to you nose) do not provide a sharp focus. That area of the lens can made to give a clear view. For some of us that translates into seeing your open sights and the distant target. Prior to getting glasses made in this manner I even had problems using rifle scopes as I would see a double crosshair.

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                • #9
                  As to how much money to sink into a rifle scope, I would venture we all like to say the inexpensive model has served us well and stick to our guns. There are, however, more than a few who have started with this view and had a bad experience which sent them marching to the gun shop to throw big money at the problem. That is not to say that the bargain scope won't give a life time of service. I would suggest that higher recoil rifles, rifles to be used in extreme temperatures and the rifle you are taking on the hunt of a lifetime ($) should be scoped with the higher quality rifle scopes. Call it a case of playing the odds, sometimes you do get what you paid for!

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                  • #10
                    I think there's a pretty big difference between a $50 scope and a $200 scope. But a $1000 scope isn't 5 times better than the $200 one. (Like a $20 bottle of wine is a lot better than a $5 bottle of wine, but I don't even know what a $100 bottle of wine tastes like.) If you can afford it, I think a $300 or $400 dollar scope is worth the extra money over the bargain model. But to me, the top of the line isn't worth so much money.

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                    • #11
                      I've heard that you should expect to pay for a scope about the same price as the cost of the rifle. I quess that makes sense. Why buy a $2,000.00 rifle and put a $100.00 scope on it?
                      A mid-priced scope, say around $400.00 will have overall better optic quality than a cheaper scope of $100.00. Scopes are a bit more complicated than we might think, it just isn't tuning the knobs for elevation and windage. There is glass quality, number of coatings on the lens, internal movements such as gears, etc. and that is where the cost of money comes in. Cheaper scopes will have less lens coatings, etc. which in turn the optics are minimal. This is where the benefits of a costlier scope comes in; more lens coatings, better glass quality, overall better optics. Do you need a $2,000.00 scope on a $600.00 rifle, probably not; but than again you don't want a cheap scope on your rifle either. As the saying goes "You get what you paid for."

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                      • #12
                        no just buy a 3-9 leupold my cousin bought one for 300 and it is an awesome scope

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by patrick88 View Post
                          no its just over priced glass!
                          Yep, except when you need to see clearly in low light

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bigjake View Post
                            if your shooting under 100 yards you do not need a scope, if your rifle has open sights use em.if you dont have open sights a 3-9x40 scope should be more than enough.
                            Yep, except when you need to see clearly in low light

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kody View Post
                              As to how much money to sink into a rifle scope, I would venture we all like to say the inexpensive model has served us well and stick to our guns. There are, however, more than a few who have started with this view and had a bad experience which sent them marching to the gun shop to throw big money at the problem. That is not to say that the bargain scope won't give a life time of service. I would suggest that higher recoil rifles, rifles to be used in extreme temperatures and the rifle you are taking on the hunt of a lifetime ($) should be scoped with the higher quality rifle scopes. Call it a case of playing the odds, sometimes you do get what you paid for!
                              That's my thinking too

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