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    Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    I bought a Savage 7 mm Mag & scope combo package last year and I love the gun . I am not so sure about the cheap Bushnell scope. i have had cheap scopes in the past and I wonder at what point is it worth extra $$ to pay for a quality scope. Scope range from $100 to $ 3000. I bought a Bushnell Elite 3200 last year for my .270 and I can notice the difference that it was better optic quality from what I had . Is it worht going to a Zeiss ($500) or a Leopold ($400) or another Bushnell Elite ($350). I hunt for one week a year and don't do a whole lot of shooting but when I do shoot I don't want to worry that I cheaped out. I am looking for a 3X9 - 40 scope for general Moose and Elk applications in Alberta Foothills. Any great help would be appreciated.


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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    i am in the same boat right now. i have the 7mm savage scope riflr out of the box deal. got 2 seasons and about 80 rounds out of the simmons scope on it. was out last season and i adjusted it but seems to be out again. looking to upgrade so wil be nice to see what guys say.
    one more point i think we should add is we dont want to spend 1500 bucks on a scope for a 400 dollar rifle.
    so lets here what everyone has to say.
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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    I'd look for a used Bushnell Elite 4200 or a good used Leupold. Used prices but you still get a good peice of glass.

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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    I would spend a little $$ on a scope, sure the rifle may be $400 and say you buy scope for $300 - 400 most scopes are warrentied for life you can send them in to be repaired if need to. The scope should last as long if not longer than the rifle.(I would think) I had a scope given to me that was fawked and sent it back and Bushnell sent me a new one to replace it.

    I have a Leopold VX3 3.5x9 on my 700 and I love the optics. I have always wanted a Ziess,but I don't want to spend that much $$ for the 1-2 weeks a year i go hunting.

    I do like the idea of buying a used on also.
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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 MC is your best bang for your buck, it retails in edmonton for $500 but i got it on sale at wholesale for $400. which is what the price says on the zeiss website. to go up one size in this scope is a 300-400 price jump. it has the same level of warranty leupold has, limited lifetime transferable

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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by bigz64 View Post
    Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 MC is your best bang for your buck, it retails in edmonton for $500 but i got it on sale at wholesale for $400. which is what the price says on the zeiss website. to go up one size in this scope is a 300-400 price jump. it has the same level of warranty leupold has, limited lifetime transferable
    i have no problem spending that on a scope if it is good. thanks for all the responses. always liked the leupold before, and am thinking of going that way but if i can find as good cheaper sweet deal.
    dads ride 05 summit highmark 1000, 162x2 1/2 track and jaws can mods to come soon
    the boys ride '99 summit 670 HO full chromoly front end,titanium springs,xp skis,kick azz filters, 151x2 ported track,big wheel,2wheel kit in rear, skid slid back and dropped,8 toothe extro/intro drivers, and a couple other secrets.
    '09 ford lariet stock
    girls ride 96 583 summit stock
    Wifes Ride '75 model dad. and lookin for a sled.
    One smokin' wife that seems to have a sick sledding addiction
    two some times wonderful kids.

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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    leupold!!
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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    If you want to save a few bucks look at a Burris I have one on my 300 wsm, in my opinion every bit as good and clear as Leupold and a couple hundred cheaper. I have had mine for 4 years and not an issue with it .



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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    i have a several leupold scopes ranging from $400-$1500. the quality stays the same just more options and power on the higher end. good at low light. just picked up a leupold 3x9x40 ultimateslam for the new smoke pole. if you average your purchase over 10 years it doesn't sound as bad as i'm sure most people keep the same unit that long

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    Re: Rifle Scope - Which is the best value for the $$$$

    Burris is by far the best bang for your buck! Leopold are great but was not the ? I own several of both. Can't tell the difference except price.
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