Hi all, first post. Forgive me if I missed this doing a brief search.
I moved from Michigan to Washington State (Seattle area) about 3 years ago but have only JUST got my firearms when I took a trip back home for graduation. With few ranges back home and fewer people I knew who owned land, I very rarely got to shoot my guns but one thing I DO recall was that the scope on my SKS seemed a bit.....underpowered.
Dad originally bought the gun and when cash got tight he sold me part of my inheritance and I ended up with an SKS with a "Monte Carlo Stock" as he put it. Looks like the ATI Black Synthetic ones. He had the mount on it and a Tasco 2.5 x 20 which seemed a bit weak. The Ruger .22 has a Tasco 3-9 x 32 which seems more appropriate with the higher power SKS. Any suggestions for a decent power but inexpensive scope? Seems I recall him saying that he went with this one because unlike a lot of the ones out there, it doesn't need any type of deflector to protect the scope from the spent casings as they are ejected.
Also, I am not above getting a new mount. The one on it is similar to a Leapers but different in styling and no shell deflector.
I have no clue where I will even be able to hunt around here but either way I want to get accurate with it first. I am not looking for something that is going to reach out and drop deer in their tracks at 300 yards but would like something that will let be get a solid view of them at say 100-150 and maybe even out to 200 (feasible with a 7.62x39 right?.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!