Re: what optics are best value on budget?
I bought a Weaver Classic-K fixed 6x last winter to put on my 25-06 and I love that scope. It was $140 I believe because I, like you, didn't have the money for another Leupold and I always liked dad's old Weaver, so I figured I'd give the newer Weaver scopes a try, especially after reading good reviews. Very clear scope and accurate adjustments, with all the magnification necessary for shots out to 300 yards. Keep in mind what most people overlook, and by that I mean that fixed power scopes often have better glass for the price than say, a cheaper 2-7x or 3-9x variable of the same price. This is because there are virtually no moving parts inside of a fixed power other than the adjustment turrets, so the consumer will end up with very decent glass because it costs the manufacturer less to produce and assemble. Fixed power scopes have always been known for their bulletproof design, durability, and foolproof target acquisition because there is nothing to mess with come time to shoot at an animal. Food for thought.
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