Comparable scopes to the STRIKE EAGLE® 5-25X56 FFP

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Hello, new poster here. I don't know too much about long range shooting, and for my first build I am looking at buying a decent scope. I'm looking at the Strike Eagle 5-25x56mm, and I wanted to know are there any comparable scopes in that price range from other manufacturers? What do you guys recommend?
 

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Do you get mil discount? If so, it’s a great scope for the money. If not I’d call Doug at Cameralandny and ask about the Bushnell LRTS 4.5-18.
 
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Cameralandny should have some deals going on stieiner p4xi and meopta optika6 too.
 
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Hello, new poster here. I don't know too much about long range shooting, and for my first build I am looking at buying a decent scope. I'm looking at the Strike Eagle 5-25x56mm, and I wanted to know are there any comparable scopes in that price range from other manufacturers? What do you guys recommend?
I have a SE 5-25 in hand for evaluation.
So far, it seems like a solid piece of kit for the price. It is pretty light which makes me worry about robustness.
What I've noticed with a VERY quick range trip:
Glass is really decent, not great.
The reticle is awesome.
The parallax seems a bit touchy.
The reticle focus seems a bit touchy.
Disclaimer: I have astigmatism and the above might not pertain to you.
Adjustments seem solid, the clicks have a bit of vagueness. The sample that I have, someone removed the o ring on the windage, those adjustments are crisper and more noticeable than the elevation.
I removed the elevation and put some very slick grease I have that is elastomer friendly. That improved the feel.
I would love to compare it directly to a Midas Tac 5-25.
The Athlon lacks illumination, which would leave me to believe that the money went to other things.
They are very similar in price, with the Athlon coming in a bit higher than the Vortex.
 

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Athlon Midas Tac 5-25x56. It has more internal adjustment than the SE. Only thing is doesn’t have is an illuminated reticle. It’s a little more but you can do some hunting around and find a deal.
 

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for $500 or less that you can get this scope at - i think it's hard to beat. i just picked one up for my wife's 6BR.

comes with an aluminum throw lever, sunshade, illuminated reticle. mag ring is not stiff. locking turrets. decent glass and a useful reticle.

it's a fantastic entry level scope that will take awhile to grow out of.
 

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I've been using "entry-level" scopes for a couple of decades now, they keep getting better and better.
Arken EP-4 is one example. Crazy how much scope you get for the money.