Need scope help!

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by plowboy, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. plowboy

    plowboy 10 pointer

    OK guys I need some advice/reccomendatons. I'm fed up with the generic scopes that came on my last two rifles. The questions is: Is it possible to find a decent scope for $100 or less and if so what brand? Thanks for your help.
  2. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    In my opinion........NO ! I have learned to love the Nikon and Leupold scopes. I have heard great things about the Vortex scopes, but haven't tried them, nor do I know the price point.
  3. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 10 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    I agree with bowhunter. I'd go with Vortex or Nikon, maybe Luepold. You can get into a Nikon buckmaster scope for around $125, but hard to find a decent scope under 100.
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  4. Strutter

    Strutter Cyber-Hunter

    Dec 9, 2001
    You can get a Vortex crossfire 2 from Sportsmans warehouse for 120 -150. They have 3 in this price range. 2-7 and 3-9 power. They also have the Nikon Buckmaster 2 in this price range.
  5. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    Natchez is a good place to look
  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2012
    Pendleton County
    I bought a Simmons 8 point several years ago and for a cheaper scope it is pretty good. Stay away from any BSA scope, they are worse than a Tasco. The best scope I own is a Zies, I wish I could afford one for every rifle I own.
  7. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    This^^^. My dad has bought some high dollar refurbished scopes from them through the years and never had a problem. He uses Natchez for a lot of shooting needs.
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  8. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 8 pointer

    Oct 13, 2018
    Christain county
    Spend a little more then a hundred and you can get a quality scope.wouldn't get anything less then a 3x9x40 though.
  9. kc4sox

    kc4sox 6 pointer

    Nov 16, 2014
    London Kentucky
    I’ve said for more years than I can recall your better off to spend 500 on glass and 200 on a rifle than the other way around.
  10. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.

    no, you'll just replacing junk with junk. plan on spending a minimum of $250. leupold or burris, great warranties.
  11. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 10 pointer

    Jan 1, 2018
    Cynthiana, Ky
    I agree with all the above but I also understand the way you feel When money is pretty tight around Christmas And you’re somehow trying to cheat the system And get a expensive quality Scope for cheap. I have no personal experience “yet” with them but My local hunting store carries Hawke rifle scopes And the owner wasn’t pushing me hard but said he’s had good reviews, So I just bought one online for my father-in-law’s 3030 and found another one on Amazon I will probably buy for My best girls 243.

    Cabela’s has the Nikon for 119 And probably should’ve bought that the other day when I was in Lexington and may regret it but you never know and by no means am I a hawke representative or spokes person but I have spent the past two weeks doing all the research I can so I’m eager to see how they turn out And they also offer a lifetime warranty on all there products Which makes me feel a little better

    They’re selling this 3 x 9 at my local gun store for $109 right now

    Should be able to have that scope in my hands in about a week so can post a review on my opinion of it
  12. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
    No,best optionis back to open sights
  13. 454Casull

    454Casull 6 pointer

    Oct 20, 2006
    Woodford County
    A few years ago I started replacing the scopes on on my rifles. Used to have Simmons, Tasco, Bushnell's on them. I like the Nikon's for the money. I have a Minox that I picked up for $85 new that I like. My favorite that I have is a Meopta Meopro, I picked it up for $300, normally $650. Check out, they have good sales. That's were I purchased the Minox and Meopta. I just received an Athlon Argos for $159 from cameraland that I'm eager to try out.

    Agree with others, spend as much as you can on glass, there is a difference.
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  14. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 10 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    My cousin has an Athlon Argos on his long range gun and says its the best he's ever owned.

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