Decent scope on a budget?!?

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  1. Oct 17, 2011 #1
    Sniper Brosef

    Sniper Brosef XDTalk 100 Member

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    Does this white whale exist? Can you find a decent scope while on a budget?!?

    I was just given an old Enfield no.4 mk 1 and unfortunately it was sporterized and the barrel was cut so restoring it to its original beauty isnt feasible....so instead im planning on throwing a scope and possibly a bipod on it. The problem is that since the rifle is only worth about 200 bucks, probably just 100-150 in its current state, I can't justify putting a 200-500 dollar scope on it.....I've researched scopes and found some konus and nikko sterlings that i like but id like some opinions on their quality....ALSO if anyone has any other suggestions I would GREATLY appreciate it!!!

     
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    EMN83

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    Sniper Brosef

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    cool....thanks man
     
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    mongovb

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    Hard to beat SWFA Super Sniper scopes. They were used by the military for a while and are supposed to compete with 1k+ scopes. I got mine for 399. Its a fixed 10x but it is a nice scope. They have others as well. When I was doing my research, I could not find a bad word about them. SWFA also has a sample section of trade in/Demo scopes. I got a Leupold MK4 MR/T 1.5-5 off the sample list for 699. At the time they were going from 9 to 1100. It was in brand new condition. Great people to deal with.

    I have this one on my Mauser
    SWFA SS 10x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope

    Here is their sample list
    Quality optics and accessories from Leupold, Bushnell, Burris, Nikon and more!
     
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    Yoopermike

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    Damn, too bad its bubba'd ! Barska makes some fairly good scopes for the money.
     
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    jmichna

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    Nikon Prostaff was mentioned several times in this thread, and it is the scope that I have bought (three so far, two variable power & one fixed). I've been happy with the performance and durability. Clear, bright, holds zero. I'm sure the high-priced ones are better, but the Prostaff line works just fine for my budget.
     
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    EMN83

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    Prostaff 4-12x40 is on my short list of scopes for up grading the optic on my rifle
     
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    vash_241987

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    Just ordered a Millet TRS-1 4-16x50 today for $286 and burris Xtreme tactical 30mm med rings for $49. If you get the scope only it comes out to around $303 that includes the $16ish S&H to texas.
     
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    kynwatch

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    I'll second the Millet. I love mine! Great scope for the money.

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    Nikon Prostaff is a good scope, I got one on sale from Midway for $99. I like it, but it doesn't compare to my Bushnell Elite.
     

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