Good Scope for under $100

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    KC61
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    So I want a different scope for my Gamo Swarm Maxxim. I think length is an issue with this gun because of the rotary clip and the stock length scope is 13.5". So any recommendations for this gun?

     

    I believe it is a 11mm scope rail also

     

    Thanks

     

    MOD EDIT: MOVED TO SCOPE SECTION

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    Harmless
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    Osprey Global has some good scopes, I have their Standard 3-9×40 Mildot and am very happy with it.   http://ospreyscopes.com/scopes1/standard-3-9×42-dpg

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    Locker50
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    UTG 3-12X40 AO 1"  Illuminated MilDot  Hunter with rings 

    $95 on Amazon

    I have this scope and for the price  it is excellent. 

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    Tweeter
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    Not sure how much magnification you need but the Hawke 2-7×32 is a very nice compact scope for under $100

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    KC61
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    KC61

    I'm thinking this

     

    https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/Leapers_UTG_3_9x40AO_True_Hunter_Rifle_Scope_EZ_TAP_Illuminated_Mil_Dot_Reticle_1_4_MOA_1_Tube_High_3_8_Rings/5312

    That's basically the exact scope I suggested. But you might as well get the 3-12 magnification.  Same price. 

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    jps2486
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    How about a toilet paper roll?  Joe, help me out here.

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    prfssrlee
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    Not sure if you are looking for something compact, but today is Prime Day on Amazon and they have the 3-9×32 Bugbuster on sale for $74.98. But it's a Prime Day deal so there is an additional 20% off that price, bringing it down to $60 plus free one-day shipping at the moment. So for $60 to your door, you get the mildot reticle bugbuster. I bought one bc the price was so good. Here's the link:

     

    UTG 3-9X32 1" BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings 
    by UTG 
    Link: http://a.co/eiYTBi9

     

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    scubajeeper
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    If that's your budget, I'd go with the Bug buster.

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    prfssrlee
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    Not to contradict myself, but if you're being really cheap, Joe recommended the Sonicking 3-9×40 which is $36 on Amazon. I bought a couple of those a month ago and they are great for the price. Again, I'm a cheap turd so $36 makes me happy. But I'll be interested to see how the $60 bugbuster compares to it.

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    KC61
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    There are actually 2 Bugbusters on the Amazon deal, any idea the difference?

     

    SCP-M392AOLWQ

     

    SCP-M392AOIEWQ

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    KC61
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    prfssrlee

    Not sure if you are looking for something compact, but today is Prime Day on Amazon and they have the 3-9×32 Bugbuster on sale for $74.98. But it's a Prime Day deal so there is an additional 20% off that price, bringing it down to $60 plus free one-day shipping at the moment. So for $60 to your door, you get the mildot reticle bugbuster. I bought one bc the price was so good. Here's the link:

     

    UTG 3-9X32 1" BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings 
    by UTG 
    Link: http://a.co/eiYTBi9

     

    I ordered that one.

     

    Thanks for the heads up

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    KC61
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    Just found out I need an offset mount for that Bug Buster scope, now I'm up to $80 for that scope. Hope it's worth it.

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    fishinwrench
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    The UTG 3-9X32AO is the only scope I have found that works out good on the Swarm.  It is a POS but if shimmed it does the job without any issues.  

    You cannot SEE the magazine with almost any scope BUT you will experience glare off the magazine that can drive you crazy.   The 32AO scope eliminates most of that.  

     

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    fishinwrench

    The UTG 3-9X32AO is the only scope I have found that works out good on the Swarm.  It is a POS but if shimmed it does the job without any issues.  

    You cannot SEE the magazine with almost any scope BUT you will experience glare off the magazine that can drive you crazy.   The 32AO scope eliminates most of that.  

     

    I just mounted the Bug Buster 3-9×32 with a UTG High Profile offset mount RGPMOFS38-25H4 and it works perfect, you don't see any of the magazine at all

     

     

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    French_guy
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    How do you like it?

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    KC61
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    French_guy

    How do you like it?

    I don't really have anything to compare it to but the gun works flawless and the scope is amazing. So Yep, I do like it. 

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    KC61
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    This is 10 shots at 20 yards

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    fishinwrench
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    Not bad at all.   Your mounting configuration looks a bit sketchy, but if it is working….High-five! ?

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    KC61
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    fishinwrench

    Not bad at all.   Your mounting configuration looks a bit sketchy, but if it is working….High-five! ?

    What would you have done different? I'm open to suggestions. This is how this offset mount works and it comes with a pin that fits into the stock rail. Seems to be the only way to mount it to me.

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