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Chris (SWFA) & Forum,

Is the Elite 3200 10x40 Mil Dot scope practical for hunting use? Will I be limiting myself with a 10 power scope for close encounters? Also Chris, I've read that the 3200's have ~85% light transmittance vs. the 4200's with 95%. Can you educate/explain the difference to me and will this be apparent in situations other than at dawn/dusk? Thanks for your input!



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In my  Most hunting shots are relatively close.  It can be done, I mean you could hunt with a 35x Benchrest Leupold and I know people that do.  A fixed 10x would not be on my list of hunting scopes.  I could however see myself having one on a target gun that I shot all the time and felt comfortable with and then using it for a specific type of hunt (like antelope).  If it is your only rifle, then go with something more versatile....there's a reason why the 3-9x40 is the most widely produced scope in the world.


The 4200 is no doubt a better and brighter scope that is noticeable any time you look through them side by side, it is however more evident the darker it gets.  Keep in mind that there is no set way to determine light transmission and everyone does it different.  It is OK to use this figure when comparing scopes of the same manufacturer, but use this figure lightly when comparing brand to brand.

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