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Still on a budget as always and i need a scope for my 308 ruger compact. Id like 2x7 or 3x9 that is the best bang for the buck. Thanks for any ideas
 

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The new Redfields, made by Leupold, look pretty good and have an outstanding warranty. Nice pricing, too.
 

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I hope someone (without an ax to grind) reports objectively on the new Redfields soon, after actual use on a rifle. Think they could be good for a lot of applications on a budget.

Another option, the Burris Fullfield II. I don't know what the 2-7x is going for, but the 3-9x typically goes for $200. http://www.burrisoptics.com/fullfield1.html#2x7x
 

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Nikon Prostaff or Buckmark,Ill put them above class then anything else including the Leuys I have that cost 130$ more. They simply have amazing glass in them for under 150$ scope
 

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For the least money spent low end Bushnells are a good value and still decent, best bang for the buck would be the Prostaff, if you could go with a fixed power the K series Weavers are both dirt cheap and very good.
 

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Nikon Prostaff

I put a $100 Nikon Prostaff 2-7x32 on my shotgun and it's amazing. I also just ordered a Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 for my rifle.
 

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My suggestion is to shop for scopes and guns for that matter that are made in the USA. We need the work and jobs very much.

The Leupold scopes are assembled here in the USA and so are the Ziess Conquests. I see no pride in owning an asian made scope or gun.

Most of the newer scopes that I have are Leupolds. I am glad that I never bought any cheap scopes. Of late I have added some Conquests where they fit.
 

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My Weaver fixed K series 6x38 is as bright as my Leupold and my Monarch. I wish I had a 4x version. For about $160, they are hard to beat. If you have to have a variable, the Burris FFs are good for the money.

Also, a great scope for a compact rifle is the Nikon Omega 1.5x5 with the standard plex (non BDC). The 5" eye relief is great and the scope is compact and clear. They run about $220.
 

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Being on a tight budget is a way of life for me! Last two scopes I've bought are both used Leupolds. They've been trouble - free, and with their rock - solid warranty, no worries. Seems to make more sense to me than to buy a new scope of lesser quality for about the same money. Something to consider.

Jeff
 

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I'll tell you to go the Bushnell 3200 series or the Nikon scope! Cabela's had them on sale awhile back, check it out and take your pick.
 
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