I need some recommendations for an inexpensive scope to put on a .308 bolt action. Mostly for range duty but may see a few days per year in the woods as well. 200 yds is about the max I'll ever shoot this gun so I don't need anything too serious. I could be swayed but I'm looking to keep it under $150.
go on ebay and look at the pentex 4x12x40 . has range finder crosshairs. I have three .love them . should be able to get them around 100.00.
I may have a new/used in the box Bushnell that I can part with.
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Konus, Bushnell, Weaver, Redfield...each is reasonably priced, none is a "cheepo" scope, all will serve you well. On the other end, I once tried to save a buck by purchasing a BSA scope for my .243 Coyote rifle. Hey, I had a BSA 650 back in the '70s and it ran fairly well, so what the heck?!
It wouldn't hold zero, showed horrible parrallex, and was an overall blessing to any coyote I was able to call in. ...really, I was able to bag exactly ONE coyote the whole time I used that thing.
My choice now is Nikon. Buy it right and you'll only have to buy it once.
Maybe someday after I win the lottery I might buy a Zeiss or a Nightforce.
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Information. Trijicon uses the same glass and coatings in their rifle scopes as does Zeiss in their rifle scopes.
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I love my Nikon scopes that I own, I worked for a Nikon distributer so I got all nikon products at cost for almost a year... (i spent A LOT of money). But I love them, bought a 5-20x42 for my dads bolt action .308 remington 700 and it is amazing.
Thanks for the responses. I wasn't familiar with Konus. Seems like they may fit my purpose perfectly.
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