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    Do you buy a scope when it is on deep discount, then look for the perfect rifle to put it on ? Or, you have the rifle and it needs glass, justkeep looking for the perfect scope to complement the rifle in appearance and performance. Did anyone ever put a 20X on a 30-30. Nope, has to be sized for the job.

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    I either buy the rifle and scope as a combination, with a specific pairing or purpose in mind, or, if I find a really good deal on a scope, buy it to upgrade something I have, or save it for a spare. Right now, everything I have either wears a Leupold or Burris, with the exception of a very old, very good Simmons, that was made in Japan. I will jump on a deal, like a clearance, or going out of business sale, but it has to be a good deal.

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      I normally purchase scopes to fill needs but I'm not above grabbing a deal, scope or gun, if it shows up.

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        The last scopes I bought were 3 Leupold vx-2's on clearance for under $150 a pc.(posted it on here, remember?) The last rifle I bought new was a Weatherby Vanguard 243 for under $350. (Posted it on here too.) or maybe outdoor life. Anyways every rifle I have, including rimfire,is wearing Leupold now with a couple extra on the shelf. With plenty of shells for all. It's gonna take something special to get me to shell out more cash for anything.

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          I tend to buy scopes to fill a need that I already have in hand. I always shop hard and can usually find a good deal somewhere on the planet when I am ready. I can't recall ever buying a scope at full retail price. I usually buy used scopes of a solid, reliable brand that is well supported by the manufacturer. The last five years I've bought a lot of used Vortex scopes at about half the already reasonable retail price. They are all shooting great. If one ever fails to do so, I know they will fix it or replace it without question, even if I happen to run over it with my truck.

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          • #6
            Like most everyone else, I buy a scope to fill a need. Only a few times have I taken advantage of a sale.

            The Leupold VX3i on my .308 is my most expensive and it replaced a 4.5-18x50 Tasco Bighorn that wasn't clear at the highest magnification. But that Tasco was on sale back in the late 90's and it replaced a Bushnell fixed 4x so that was a step up too.
            Last edited by PigHunter; 08-05-2020, 07:42 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dewman View Post
              The last scopes I bought were 3 Leupold vx-2's on clearance for under $150 a pc.(posted it on here, remember?) The last rifle I bought new was a Weatherby Vanguard 243 for under $350. (Posted it on here too.) or maybe outdoor life. Anyways every rifle I have, including rimfire,is wearing Leupold now with a couple extra on the shelf. With plenty of shells for all. It's gonna take something special to get me to shell out more cash for anything.
              Wal-Mart score on the scopes.





              I do both, and now with kids have been swapping and trying new optics a bit more often. Always looking for deals regardless.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                Do you buy a scope when it is on deep discount, then look for the perfect rifle to put it on ? Or, you have the rifle and it needs glass, justkeep looking for the perfect scope to complement the rifle in appearance and performance. Did anyone ever put a 20X on a 30-30. Nope, has to be sized for the job.
                I have purchased two scopes in the last forty years. I bought a Weaver 3X back in 1972 after the worthless Bushnell Banner 4X Dad put on my Springfield crapped out for the umpteenth time and cost me an elk. Last I saw of that piece of junk it was sailing down the mountain as fast as my right arm could pitch it. Then I upgraded two years ago to a $94 Nikon 3X9 for the same gun. I prefer to spend my money on exotic hunting and fishing trips instead of guns and scopes.

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                • #9
                  Here is why we buy things we don't need because they are on sale.

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                  • #10
                    I buy what i need when I need it. I have extra leupolds. Everything I own has leupold except for my ar. I don’t need another scope ha ha who am I kidding if see a deal I will jump on it. But I haven’t seen anything in two to get to spend money. That and my safe is exploding with guns ammo and scopes spotting scopes binoculars. My grandsons are to the age where I have put everything up now.

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