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10/26/17 @ 7:21 PM
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ayeFeesh
User since 5/17/11

Hello all,

Looking for recommendations on a scope for a new rifle. Savage Axis .270 with the stainless barrel. Using for deer average shot is 100 yards. Would like silver to match the barrel. Budget is $150 tops. Haven't bought a scope in probably 8 years not really sure where to start. All opinions considered, thanks! 



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10/9/19 @ 7:48 PM
cwhunter
User since 9/8/15

hockey guy, I buy used scopes and have had good results. Personally I like the old redfields. The ones made in Colorado. Buy everyone I find.

10/9/19 @ 6:51 PM
icebelt
User since 10/22/13

There are a lot of changes lately equipment is everything. I know I’m shooting flys off a frog a** at 200 yds. I use vari x 3’s never had a problem. There probably is better but if I was in the market that’s what I would buy yet again. 1.5 to 5 and 2 2.5 to 8’s plenty of scope.

10/9/19 @ 9:54 AM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

What are some thoughts regarding buying used scopes? 

10/8/19 @ 12:27 PM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

No issues here with Nikon Pro-Staff either, I think they are a good hunting scope. I'd maybe spend more if for super long range or competition shooting, but for the average WI deer hunter, and the situation you mention, it serves it's purpose well.


10/7/19 @ 7:19 PM
madforlabs
User since 12/20/12

A $150 scope may be "serviceable" if you can achieve some degree of focus and magnification but that's all you'll get if you're lucky.

I'd rather spend $1000 on a top end scope and $200 on a rifle rather than the other way around.

10/7/19 @ 6:30 PM
Tim_T
User since 6/17/11

What bassmaster said. Nikon is clearer to my eyes that Leupold. I have zero experience with Vortex but have looked thru one of their bionics. Very clear also.

Tim

10/7/19 @ 5:31 PM
bassmaster+recordracks
bassmaster+recordracks
User since 2/25/12

I would take the Nikon that is my brand. I think they are the clearest. Many debates. Every body’s eyes are different.  Ever had any issues with 3 nikons for high power rifles. One is about 18 years old. 

10/7/19 @ 12:09 PM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

If you had a choice between a Nikon Prostaff ($180), a Vortex Crossfire ($200) or a Leupold American Marksman ($200), which would you choose and why?

9/27/19 @ 3:34 AM
Master_Piker
Master_Piker
User since 12/7/05

The three scopes that come to mind (in no particular order) are:

1) Nikon ProStaff 3-9x40

2) Styrka S5 3-9x40

3) Vortex Crossfire II 3-9x40

All of the above have great warranties, good glass and are affordable. This is one of those 'Buy once, Cry once.' instances. Also, get a good scope mount. I always laugh when I see someone that spent $400 on a scope and then slaps in in a set of $20 aluminum mounts and wonders why their $400 scope won't hold zero. You can buy a very serviceable scope for $150, but make sure you get a nice set of mounts or you could still end up with headaches.

8/21/19 @ 8:27 AM
Grizzly700
Grizzly700
MEMBER since 3/25/14

I've been shooting Athlon for the past couple years. I'd look into them. They have multiple platforms to choose from depending on needs and budget.

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