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    Budget hunting scope advice

    Hi all. I just bought a Ruger American rifle in 308 and Im now looking for a budget scope. I live in the southeast and will be using the rifle for mostly deer and hog hunting. Any ideas on $150 ish scopes? I often play on the best slots online which I found here on the top-slotmachine.com and can buy more expensive, but only if it very good.
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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    Find a used vortex diamondback or crossfire.

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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    Bushnell Trophy 3x9x40

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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Glot View Post
    Hi all. I just bought a Ruger American rifle in 308 and Im now looking for a budget scope. I live in the southeast and will be using the rifle for mostly deer and hog hunting. Any ideas on $150 ish scopes?
    If you live in New York, your $150 USD goes a lot further than our northern peso. But, it still won’t buy you quality. Spend $300 USD and find a used Leupold, Vortex, Older Nikon etc. I’m assuming you’re shooting under 150 yards, so find a lower power 2-8x32 for example which will work in tighter for hogs. Good luck.
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    NewYork fella on a B.C. Hunting site WOW !
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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    Vortex Crossfire 3-9x40 BDC
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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    Quote Originally Posted by todbartell View Post
    Vortex Crossfire 3-9x40 BDC
    I have 2 of them, pretty good scope for the moola! Moosin
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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    my vote for budget scope would be burris, fullfield and C4 models have both been good to me
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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    another vote for Burris or Vortex (diamondback / crossfire). Couple of friends hunt with them and have been quite reliable for them.

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    Re: Budget hunting scope advice

    Just be aware if you buy a scope from the USA it may fall under ITAR and you might not receive it or be able to buy it.

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