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Hurteau tests deer hunting scopes for under $100

By Dave Hurteau

Having fledged under the wing of the great David E. Petzal, I know I should be a glass snob. But my Northeastern, lower-middle-class upbringing won't allow it. Here in one of the many heavily wooded, economically depressed parts of the country, the way many of us buy scopes is we walk into a big box store, pick a decent-looking scope at a can't-beat price, and put it on the ol' deer rifle.

So, as I say in this video clip, that's just what I did for an upcoming gear test on riflescopes, each for under $100, in the Dec./Jan. issue of Field & Stream. Now don't get me wrong: I've done enough open-country hunting to know the value of truly outstanding glass, but on the other hand, some of these cheap scopes were surprisingly bright and clear, not to mention shockingly durable.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/whitetail-365/2011/11/fs-tests-deer-hunting-scopes-under-100

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