Looking for scope ideas for my 7600 in 30.06 Long story short first day of rifle we had rain and thick fog in our part of mckean county. At 11:00 I look through the scope just to check things out and can't see a thing it looked foggy. I figured there was water on the lens so I unloaded and looked at the exit of the scope end no water at all as I had scope caps on. Well thats weird i'm thinking. I come back to camp for lunch and further investigate the "fog" It turns on it is the inner lens of the scope that has fogged from the inside. Never had this happen on any rifle I have ever owned before. Just wondering what you guys recommend I do. The scope is just a cheapy tasco world class 3-9x40 came with the gun and shot great at the range so I just went with it. Obiviously now I wish I wouldn't of done that. It has a lifetime warranty do I send it back to be repaired or just scrap it for another scope? Obiviously not a tasco but something decent. Very limited budget here to work with. Like $100 and under. I know you get what you pay for when it comes to things but $ is so insanely tight right now. I was thinking maybe a bushnell 3-9x40 trophy xlt as you can buy them for $100 shipped brand new. I would like a redfield revolution but can't swing it. And of course a leupold vx-II but thats way out of the realm of reality right now. I do big woods hunting only. Mainly 120 yards and under. Occasional spots down a hollow offer 200-225 yards of clear shooting distance. Any help of ideas? Thanks!!
You are not going to get much for $100. Save your money and INVEST in a Leupold Vari X II 3 X 9. You get what you pay for and a Leupold is a lifetime investment. You won't have to worry about your riflescope working properly anymore.They cost more because you have to pay for GOOD quality.
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The Bushnell trophey is a good scope for the money. I have had a few over the years and they all worked fine. I no its a little more then you are looking to spend but the Nikon Prostaff scope is a nice scope too. One can be had around $130-$140.
Going to the Bushnell is definitely a step up in the right direction that's for sure. You are going to still experience some fogging on the worst days but in terms of optical clarity and better performance you will see a difference from your Tasco. The next step up would be either the Bushnell Elites or the Leupold VX-I's or their Rifleman series. Both will offer you more protection from the elements and give you another step up in optical clarity. I've got the Bushnell Trophy XLT's in the 3-9x40's for $119.95 with free priority mail shipping right now. I then also have the Leupold VX-I's and Riflemans for just a bit over $200.00 depending on which one you are looking at. This economy is very tough, so as far as bang for your buck is concerned you will do quite well with the Bushnell XLT. Let us know what you decide on and if you have any more questions just ask. There are some very knowledgable people on this site. If I can be of any assistance just PM me or email me [email protected]. Good luck!
Send it back than you have a backup if you need one year.I sent my tasco back 12 years ago they sent me the top of the line they made at the time.Which is now on my 30-30 that I use as a back up gun.If it was me I would go with the prostaff. That is what i got on my 30-06.
i have been buying the bushnell elite 3200's lately for around $150. for under $100 the bushnell sportsman is a decent scope for most PA hunting. i have never had any of my modern bushnells fog on me and i hunt in some nasty weather. the old tasco's and simmons were prone to that.