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Old 10-16-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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I bought a Ruger American 308 Compact last year and put an old Simmons Aetec 2.8-10 x 44 scope on it. It is OK, but does not work well with low light. Is there a scope with better light gathering capabilities for under $200?
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:02 PM   #2
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Save your money until you can afford good glass. Lotta folks like the Vortex line, I am partial to Zeiss.
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Zeiss makes really nice glass, but you'll pay for it. Save your money and get a good one. It makes a world of difference. Nightforce for the win


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I've got 3 Vortex scopes....very good glass!!!
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:04 PM   #5
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I have Bushnell elite and Penext lightseeker scopes that are plenty bright in legal shooting light. Can find them used for $200. Elites are lifetime warranty no question asked. Some are Chinese made now however Bushnell says they are just as good and have same warranty. Mine are Japanese made.
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:10 PM   #6
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I am running Vortex for that price point and they are very good.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:54 AM   #7
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Them Vortexs look great, I don't own one but have looked through a couple and are pretty impressive.

I'm a pretty big fan of Nikon, 16 of them in the safe with one Leupold and am happy with everyone of them !
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I own vortex and Zeiss... my next scope will be a vortex viper.
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I own vortex and Zeiss... my next scope will be a vortex viper.
I have a Viper on my Steyr 300 WM and a couple crossfires. I found this link on the gun forum and look like I may get one even though I don't need it!!!! Dang good price!!!!

http://www.primaryarms.com/cf2-31041/p/cf2-31041/
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I like the V-Brite recticle that is offered by Vortex. I found a Crossfire 3x9x50 for $165. Is that a good price? Should consider one of the other recticles? The scope that Jason found has a 30mm tube and I would have to buy new rings.
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