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    Cheap scopes.

    Who makes a good (enough) $60-$75 scope , 3-9 power, not heavy recoiling rifles. I know someone will say spend $800 on a Leopold. I need something to finish an inexpensive 223. Does not have to be compact. I have had a couple of good Barskas but 2 friends did not. Might even like a 6 power not adjustable.
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    I like the Bushnell banner and Trophy series, the banner being the less expensive line. I have two of the banner dusk to dawn 1.5-4.5x32 ($72 on amazon) one on a 444 and one on a 50 cal muzzle loader and have had no problems. There 3-9x40 is $69 on amazon.

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    No personal experience, but I've heard Tasco makes a decent scope for the price.
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    I'll put another vote toward the Bushnell Banner and Trophy series.
    I have a 4X Bushnell .22 rimfire scope from the 1980's that I mounted to my M1 Garand. It held zero just fine after 50 rounds. They are a surprisingly good scope for the money.
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    Tasco world class is a heck of a good scope for $50 bucks! I had one on a Remington Pump 30-06 for YEARS and my Dad has it still today.

    Bushnell Banner is a good one too, I have one on a 10/22

    Simmons are good also.....they are made by Bushnell

    Right now you can buy a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 BDC for $99 bucks!!!! Best scope buy EVER.....Cabelas, Academy both have it on sale. This is a $179.00 Scope that is super nice....mine came today and I don't even have a rifle to put one on........yet
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    I have a Simmons 9 point (?) 3 to 9 X 40 on my model 60 and it's fantastic.
    Even high-dollar optic snobs like it and can't believe how clear it is.
    They are about forty to fifty bucks, depending where you buy it.

    Correction: it's a Simmons 8 point.
    Otherwise the Nikon Prostaff is a great choice, too, just a little more money.
    Last edited by Blaine; 11-29-2016 at 12:37 PM.
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    Thanks. I have been wanting a prostaff.
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    I use Hawke scopes for this kind of thing, lots of variety at that level and surprisingly good scopes under the $100 price point. Not light weight, but so far they have held up well, even to 45-70 recoil.
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    Look for factory refurbished scopes on Amazon and eBay. I got a Redfield Revolution 2-7X33mm factory refurb for 100 bucks--and with the famous Leupold warranty.
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