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Old May 2, 2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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What's a good 2x or 3x fixed optic, under $100

Anyone have a recommendation for a budget-ish fixed scope which has a heavy reticle, or circle-x, or some such for low light, either 2, 2.5, or 3x - somewhere in there? Something small and light with say, just a 25mm objective. I bought a Henry pump .22, went to buy a scope and rings for it, and was astonished to learn that the Bass Pro here doesn't have anything smaller or cheaper than a fixed 4x32 at $120 (Simmons). I was thinking of throwing on a 1.5-4x Bushnell Banner, at around $80, but its bigger than I want for this little carbine, and I want the ease of use and extra durability one gets from a fixed power, for this, which will be a walkin around gun. P.S. On a side note, I'm pretty impressed by the Lynx brand of scope rings, which is B-Square's premium line - not a half bad set of heavy steel rings for $25. These are found at Bass Pro and elsewhere.

Edited: So far in my search, the Pentax Lightseeker shotgun scope, 2.5x25mm, looks great, but it ain't under $100. Hmm, if I can't find what I'm looking for, then I'll either go with a Weaver Classic K 4x28, or Nikon Prostaff fixed 4x32.

The Pentax "0x21mm" looks interesting too, at $180. I assume they mean 1x not 0x, as the latter would mean it obliviates the image entirely.

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Old May 11, 2005, 10:06 PM   #2
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Any luck yet FirstFreedom?

I need a scope for my Henry lever you were helping me with in another thread. Squirrel season opens here June 4th and I'd like to give ol' Henry a try. I've found a few scopes on the net for under $100 (no need to spend more on the glass than on the gun) but I'm not overly sure about the brands. Have you found one you're happy with yet?
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