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    Posted: October/22/2009 at 22:10
The scope will go on my savage build. 308win. Target shooting only, 100-600yrds from bench and prone (F-class type shooting)
1. Tracking/holding zero is my #1 concern
2.Then glass
3.want a fine reticle (prefer etched but wire is not a deal breaker)
4. Open to other scopes in this price range.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skilly1979 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/22/2009 at 22:49
step up to the big sky or slll series, the glass in the big sky is on par with the 4200, but the slll is clearly better than the 4200. tracking in both scopes are dead nutz on. great glass great adjustments.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote piered456 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/22/2009 at 22:54
Originally posted by skilly1979 skilly1979 wrote:

step up to the big sky or slll series, the glass in the big sky is on par with the 4200, but the slll is clearly better than the 4200. tracking in both scopes are dead nutz on. great glass great adjustments.
I was refering to the Big Sky. SII BS (BS for Big Sky)
Thank you for the reply. at this point I am leaning twords the Sightron Big Sky
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Come on guys I need some help here. I did a search and found some useful info on both scopes but haven't seen much in the way of a comparison of the two.
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Cheaptrick, I have already checked out the SWFA rating scale. My #1 concern is Tracking/Holding & return to zero. This was (I don't think ) not factored into the scale. Swfa has said that the sightron rated lower than the 4200 because of durability and lack of features. Since the scope will be going on a range gun (no field use) I think the sightron will be plenty durable enough. Neither scope have all the features that I want but none of there shortcomings are deal breakers.
I would also like to add the Nikon Monarch to this list.
Sightron Big Sky 4x16x42 ,VS. Bushnell 4200 4x16x50 ,VS. Nikon Monarch 4x16x50
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/24/2009 at 19:29
I would take Sightron S2 Big Sky and Elite 4200 over Monarch, personally.

If you plan to use high magnification, larger objective lens makes a difference, so Elite 4200 has an edge there.  Also, Elite 4200 has side focus, while 4-16x42 S2BS has AO.

In that regard, Sightron's 4.5-14x44 is probably a better match due to a slightly larger objective lens and side focus.

As far as tracking goes, I've never had a problem with my Sightrons, but similarly, I've never had a problem with Elite 4200.  I thin Sightron S2BS has a larger adjustment range which gives me a little more flexibility, but within 600 yards, it is probably not a big deal.

As far as reticle selection goes, I think Sightron has an edge since it offers several scope with a fine Dot reticle.  I have a 6-24x42 Big Sky with a dot reticle and find to be superb for target shooting.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PaulD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/28/2009 at 20:59
Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

In that regard, Sightron's 4.5-14x44 is probably a better match due to a slightly larger objective lens and side focus.
 
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I don't see a 4.5-14x44 Sightron model offering.  They offer a 4.5-14 in both 42mm and 50mm objective.
 
Were you thinking Zeiss Conquest's 4.5-14x44mm?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PaulD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/29/2009 at 02:11
Ahh...  Now I see.  Thanks for pointing that out.  44mm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 257WM_CDL-SF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/29/2009 at 20:29
both are great scopes Ive never looked through both at same time,But I might give the Big Sky the edge ,But both are wonderful scopes
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Originally posted by 257WM_CDL-SF 257WM_CDL-SF wrote:

both are great scopes Ive never looked through both at same time,But I might give the Big Sky the edge ,But both are wonderful scopes
I have looked through both scopes and the S2 Big Sky has the edge over the Bushnell Elite 4200.
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