by NRA Staff - Thursday, December 15, 2011
Hey, it’s a tough economy out there—maybe this isn’t the year you treat yourself to German glass. Fortunately the optics market is saturated with good product, and these entry-price riflescopes do not disappoint.
We think Pentax has really stepped up the quality of its line with the Gameseeker 30 3x-10x-40mm. Fully multi-coated lenses and nitrogen purging produce a clear image, while the 30mm tube features tough, one-piece construction MSRP: $180
Go to pentaximaging.com
Would a multi-coated scope for about the price of two tanks of gas interest you? We thought so. The Alpen Kodiak 3x-9x-40mm Wide Angle has extended windage and elevation turrets for easy finger-click adjustment and a 9x field of view of 14 feet at 100 yards. MSRP: $139
Go to alpenoutdoor.com
If you’re like us, you prefer to buy American, but unfortunately most entry-level scopes are made in China. Then there’s the Redfield Revolution 3x-9x-40mm. The product of Oregon features ¼ MOA finger-click adjustments, generous eye relief and waterproof/fog-proof tubes. MSRP: $160-$170
Go to redfield.com
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