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Best selling rifles scopes... Doug? Anyone? #14640461 03/07/20
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I'm curious as to what are the best selling makes and models of scopes.

Doug, can you share?

Or anyone working at a store, care to comment?

Thanks,

Jason

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Lots of good scopes out there.

First, what is your need?
What will fill this need.
Where and what are you hunting.

I know a few who change their scope depending on where and what they may be hunting.

Give Doug a call to help discus your needs.


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I'm not shopping for myself. Rather, I am interested in the market in general. What is selling?

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Best selling....probably Vortex if we're talking just units sold per year.

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For every scope Doug sells, a 100 sold at big box stores across the nation. Vortex, leupold, bushnell, weaver, burris, and leftover nikons.

When deer hunting comes around, theres literally millions of hunters out. Id be willing to bet theres more sub $150 scopes a top many rifles. More deer have been killed with bushnells and tascos than any high end scopes. I do believe in the past 10yrs or so that number is starting creep up the way of better glass though.

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20 years ago I used to see a whole lot of Simmons and Bushnell at the public range, with a few Leupold. Now I am seeing a lot of Vortex and a few Athlon, still a few Leupold. Just my observations.

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Originally Posted by johnnybravoo77
For every scope Doug sells, a 100 sold at big box stores across the nation. Vortex, leupold, bushnell, weaver, burris, and leftover nikons.

When deer hunting comes around, theres literally millions of hunters out. Id be willing to bet theres more sub $150 scopes a top many rifles. More deer have been killed with bushnells and tascos than any high end scopes. I do believe in the past 10yrs or so that number is starting creep up the way of better glass though.

You know it. I've never used anything on a hunting rifle cheaper than a Weaver. But I know many more people than not that don't even know what scope is on their rifle and most kill as many if not more deer than me or any of my serious deer hunting friends. A lot of people will buy a bargain rifle with a cheap scope on it as a package dea from a box store and they don't care if it's a Simmons or a Schmitd und Bender, as long as they can see through it. I think about that every time I plop down $300-$800 for a scope, but I still do that. It gives me a little more confidence knowing I have good glass.

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Leupold 3x9x40 in any of its’ iterations has to be up there.


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Are you asking about brands or specific scopes?


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Thanks for the support.

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Yeah, the big stores stock a lot of sub-$150 scopes because they sell a bunch of them. I’ve known a bunch of hunters who shoot their rifle once at camp at a paper plate at 60 yards thinking it’s 100 yards and if they hit the plate; proclaim it’s good to go then fish out a few mixed brands/weights of nought-six cartridges and off they go. Any misses at game will invariably be attributed to “must have bumped my scope”. Not that anyone on the Fire would have ever done that.....


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Originally Posted by gr8fuldoug
Are you asking about brands or specific scopes?


Both, primarily brands but also specific models.

Jason

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For us it is, in no particular order:
Steiner
Swarovski
Athlon
Bushnell
Nightforce
Burris
Meopta
Hawke

As far as specific models I'll revisit this thread when our crew comes back from furlough and can dedicate the time to make a list for you


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Thanks Doug.

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Yeah Id guess 100 buck scopes ( no preferred brand) out of the case at Wally World Are the dominate glass on Most deer rifles...But I would be curious to see what scope brand/model sells best at say a $400 plus price point.....Hb

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I’ve seen a ton of Simmons scopes out there.

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I’ve been seeing more and more higher end Steiner at my club...and boy are they nice

They seem to be making a strong push


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Originally Posted by gr8fuldoug
For us it is, in no particular order:
Steiner
Swarovski
Athlon
Bushnell
Nightforce
Burris
Meopta
Hawke

As far as specific models I'll revisit this thread when our crew comes back from furlough and can dedicate the time to make a list for you

Hmmm. None of those start with "L".


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Originally Posted by gr8fuldoug
For us it is, in no particular order:
Steiner
Swarovski
Athlon
Bushnell
Nightforce
Burris
Meopta
Hawke

As far as specific models I'll revisit this thread when our crew comes back from furlough and can dedicate the time to make a list for you


I am sure you know the order, no? Most sold, second most...


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Re: Best selling rifles scopes... Doug? Anyone? [Re: WAM] #14824013 04/26/20
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Originally Posted by WAM
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I’ve known a bunch of hunters who shoot their rifle once at camp at a paper plate at 60 yards thinking it’s 100 yards and if they hit the plate; proclaim it’s good to go ...


I bet there is a good correlation between those types and those who feel cartridges smaller than the '06 are marginal for deer.


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When I was selling scopes from 2014-2016 it was in order:
Vortex
Nikon
Leupold

I have no data to back it up but the Vortex buyers as a group seemed less knowledgeable about optics than the people who bought other brands.


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