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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Best low-light scope on a budget

Any suggestions for a sub $300 scope for low-light hunting? Magnum level recoil.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 04:00 PM
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Bushnell Elite 3200 with the Firefly reticle. Probabaly get one for around $200.00 on Ebay.

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Re: Best low-light scope on a budget

Burris Fullfield II. Amazing low light clarity. Forever warranty. Can be had for $200 or less if you look. Important thing is the objective lens size...if you want to be able to see in low light conditions you need at least a 40mm objective lens IMHO.

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nikon buck masters is sweet . i just got one and like it better than my burris
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Re: Best low-light scope on a budget

4-12 worth the extra zoom? A lot of my shots are 150-300 yards

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Re: Best low-light scope on a budget

A Leupold V-X 1 is great for that money. A 3-9 x 40 is around $230 and a 3-9 x 50 is around $299. I have one in 40mm and it works great.
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Re: Best low-light scope on a budget

At 300 yards it might be worth the extra zoom. I hunt with mine on 4 power and shoot my deer within 50 yards so I haven't needed much zoom but if you like hunting open areas there is no downside to the 4-12 except price.
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Re: Best low-light scope on a budget

3-9x40 Leupold Var-X II
$299 or less

9 power is plenty of scope for 300 yards.
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Re: Best low-light scope on a budget

How about the newly released Redfield 3-9 x 50? 95% light transmission for around $200. Made in USA Anyone have one?

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Re: Best low-light scope on a budget

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How about the newly released Redfield 3-9 x 50? 95% light transmission for around $200. Made in USA Anyone have one?
Wow, who is making the Redfields these days?

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