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I own one of these ..very nice scope...
Need another scope for my 30-06
Anything Better for the 200.00????
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probably not @$200 ive got one too, im not a big fan of the bdc, but its still a nice scope for the money
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I agree, If your pleased with your current Primo's I see no reason not to buy another.
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So how would the Vortex Diamondback 3-9x40 compare @ $189 ??? Thinking about something like this for my slug gun.......Gotta put the Conquest 2.5-8x32 back on my 6mm !
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the diamondback competes with the buckmaster, to get to a primos level you need to buy a vortex viper which is a nice scope too.
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@$200?   Nope

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How about a Bushnell  4200...    239.00??
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According to SWFA's 2009 Scope Scale, the Bushnell 4200 is in the same tier as the  Leupold VX-3, Nikon Monarch & Monarch X, and Zeiss Conquest:
http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=16515

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Originally posted by 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 22 wrote:

According to SWFA's 2009 Scope Scale, the Bushnell 4200 is in the same tier as the  Leupold VX-3, Nikon Monarch & Monarch X, and Zeiss Conquest:
http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=16515

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that has rules too though just as a reminder.
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Yes, I found that one out for myself but still a viable option depending on where the $239 price is coming from.
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It was ebay....
- I was just looking for low street price
.... The lower eye relief and pyro's opinion of the optics being equal..have kinda put the kabosh on bushnell
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

the diamondback competes with the buckmaster, to get to a primos level you need to buy a vortex viper which is a nice scope too.

You'd be surprised with how close the Diamondback is to the Primos (and better in some ways).

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well now im not saying the primos is equal to the 4200 cause its not. i have both and i would take the 4200 out in the field long before i took the primos out. rainguard on the 4200 is a huge advantage.
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Ok-- I am admitedly a newbie--

whats the big deal with rain guard?? 
 
Ive never had an issue with my pentax or nikon
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

the diamondback competes with the buckmaster, to get to a primos level you need to buy a vortex viper which is a nice scope too.

You'd be surprised with how close the Diamondback is to the Primos (and better in some ways).

ILya

i test drove the diamondback,i compared the diamondback to my buckmaster and to my team primos both the diamondback was a little better than the buckmaster, but its no match for the primos when it starts to get dark, and the eye relief isnt there either. imo
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Originally posted by JerseySlayer JerseySlayer wrote:

Ok-- I am admitedly a newbie--

whats the big deal with rain guard?? 
 
Ive never had an issue with my pentax or nikon

if you hunt where it rains or snows or gets cold your pentax and nikons will suffer. i had my primos in the woods with me last fall one day and it rained and then turned to snow. it stayed home after that and the 4200 stayed with me the rest of the season.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

the diamondback competes with the buckmaster, to get to a primos level you need to buy a vortex viper which is a nice scope too.

You'd be surprised with how close the Diamondback is to the Primos (and better in some ways).

ILya


ILya, I got my son a 4-12X40 Diamondback for his 22-250.  Main reason was the price and the fact it did NOT have AO/side focus - wanted to keep it simple.  I was not that impressed with this scope.  I didn't really think it was as good as my Buckmaster or Redfield "Golden 5 Star" both in 3-9X40.  My son likes the scope and it's still on his rifle.  I can't really remember what exactly I didn't like about it, but something to do with looking thru it.

I don't have a Primos, but was under the impression it was of higher quality than the Buckmaster in terms of having a clearer and brighter picture!  Curious in how you thought it was better in some ways.  Features maybe?
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I am not familiar with non-AO version of 4-12x40 Diamondback, so I can't talk about that one too much.  

I am VERY impressed with the 3-9x40 Diamondback I have, and I liked the 4-12x40AO Diamondback as well although I do not have nearly the same amount of time with it as I do with the 3-9x40.

As for the advantages, the biggest is Field of View.  Diamondback 3-9x40 has among the widest FOVs of any scope with this configuration.

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Is the Primos just the old Nikon monarch with the 3x magnification ratio where as the new monarchs have a 4x magnification ratio?
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Some say yes... some say No

I was just at the eastern sports show and Talked to 2 Nikon reps-- 1 said yes it is a monarch....
the other said it uses diff prisms......

Also the Leupold rep said that the new redfield is pretty much even with the Primos....   Opinions?


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Originally posted by JerseySlayer JerseySlayer wrote:

Some say yes... some say No

I was just at the eastern sports show and Talked to 2 Nikon reps-- 1 said yes it is a monarch....
the other said it uses diff prisms......

Also the Leupold rep said that the new redfield is pretty much even with the Primos....   Opinions?



Certainly,

Riflescopes do not use prisms.

3-9x40 Team Primos scops is the previous generation Monarch.

Redfield is not the equal of Team Primos scope, although it is an excellent $150 scope in its own right.  I did a review that included Redfield a while back. You can see it here.

ILya



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Thanks....just bought my 2nd team primos from SWFA....
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