This is a discussion on Best Scope for a Socom II within the Optics forums, part of the Gun Forum category; Looking for a nice performing scope with out killing my bank account. I wish I could afford a Leupold but maybe down the road....
Said it before, and I will say it again, here and in 2 other posts.
You can't beat Vortex Optics.
Stay away from the bottom line models. Go Mid or above.
They are a US based company, out of Madison WI.
The R&D guy is an M1a/M14 owner.
They have lifetime warranties on all their products.
Hope this helps.
A Viper sits on top of my Standard. I love it.
Next rifle will get another Vortex Scope.
I've had a Barska 3-9 IR on my Mauser 8mm and it has been a great scope.
I think Chi-Com is the way to go to get something nice without blowing lots of money.
The reason I say that is they aren't bound by the EPA, OSHA, or Unions. They can de-gas and produce some of the best crankshaft and flywheel assemblies around, and the Eagle rods are excellent.
The Shovelution engine I am building has chinese single piece flywheels. Excellent rockwell hardness, dial indicator checked concentricity, journals are dead on. I have Chinese gear on one of my American lathes, it's pitch and teeth are excellent.