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Old April 18, 2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Best Rifle Scope Under $200?

I am buying a new Savage 93 chambered in .22 wmr and am looking for a good quality scope under $200. Even cheaper than that if possible. I know this is may be unreasonable, but I like the idea of a mil-dot scope (although I can probably live without that if needed) and the illuminated reticle seems like it would come in handy since I do most of my hunting (as in 4/5 shots) at night. I also refuse to buy another scope without finger adjustable turrets or zero-reset function (too much of a pain) so I'd like a scope with that too. By the way, I'm hunting rabbits, squirrels, birds, raccoons, the occasional coyote and smaller-sized hogs (larger small-sized game I try to shoot within 75 yards at least). I'm looking for a 3-9, 3-12 or anything in that range with some of these features I listed above. I'm willing to listen and take suggestions. Thanks in advance!

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Old April 18, 2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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I've been looking at this scope by the way and haven't seen anything negative on it, but I hear people aren't too crazy about the brand.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/barska-3...fle-scope.html

And I was pretty much set on this one a few weeks back because of its features, but I finally found a few customer reviews that did not like it at all. Anyways, let's see what you guys think.

http://www.bsaoptics.com/catseye-sco...?productID=330
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Old April 18, 2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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IMHO, you might want to stay away from the cheap brands ... this is my recommendation for your criteria ...

Bushnell Elite 3200 mil-dot, target turrets, repeatable return to zero ... on sale at 199.99 talk about squeaking in under the limit!

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/950...-reticle-matte

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Old April 19, 2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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Hands down Primary Arms, have one on my AR and love it. The gun fell off the table and landed on the scope, no problem and held 0

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_s/353.htm
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Old April 21, 2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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Check out something like this

http://www.gunstuff4you.com/product/55273

http://www.gunstuff4you.com/product/5852

They are under $200
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Old April 21, 2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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IMHO, you might want to stay away from the cheap brands ... this is my recommendation for your criteria ...

Bushnell Elite 3200 mil-dot, target turrets, repeatable return to zero ... on sale at 199.99 talk about squeaking in under the limit!

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/950...-reticle-matte

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Old April 21, 2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Foe, $200 or less, I have had great success with Bushnell. Their Banner series are very clear, bright scopes that hold their zero very well.

I'd stay away from Tasco, Simmons and the like.
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Old April 21, 2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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Mueller Optics is in this category, and seems to be a fair range of products, given the limits imposed by this price point. I like mine, but it is a compromise.
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Old April 21, 2012, 09:35 PM   #9
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I have been pleased with my Nikons for use on my .22 rifles. In particular, the glass is nice and clear compared to BSA, Barska, and other lower end brands.
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Old April 30, 2012, 01:41 PM   #10
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You may want to consider Redfield. I have Redfield scopes on both of my hunting rifles. Their new Revenge line is $159 for a 4-plex reticle, and $179 for the new Accu-Range Hunter reticle at MidwayUSA. It has Pop-up resettable 1/4MOA windage and elevation adjustments. Oh, and did I mention that Redfield is owned by Leupold? These scopes are built in the Leupold Beverton OR plant, and carry the full Leupold lifetime warranty.

http://redfield.com/redfield-revenge/
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