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    Posted: September/15/2008 at 20:54
Which would you prefer for 100-200yd paper shooting and why? Why does the Bushnell 4200 Elite get a 6 rating on Chris Farris' Scope List and the SS10x42 get a 4? Thanks in advance for your time. Also if anyone happens to know if I can get away with Burris Xtreme Tactical rings for either or both of these scopes if I use the Low rings, do I need to get Medium height?
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100-200 yard paper shooting?  Why spend more money than you need to?   SS!!!
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I do not personally think the SS is in the same league as the Elite 4200's.  THe Elite is much better glass IMO.
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Originally posted by dbthirty dbthirty wrote:

Which would you prefer for 100-200yd paper shooting and why? Why does the Bushnell 4200 Elite get a 6 rating on Chris Farris' Scope List and the SS10x42 get a 4? Thanks in advance for your time. Also if anyone happens to know if I can get away with Burris Xtreme Tactical rings for either or both of these scopes if I use the Low rings, do I need to get Medium height?
I can't rate the SS because I don't own one. I do own a 4200 and it's a fine scope. Based on what little information that you've given us - if all that you're doing is 100-200yd daylight paper punching with a reasonable caliber rifle then I'd probably save some money and buy a Weaver V16 or V24. For hunting I'd be looking at something lower powered and in the 4200's class.


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Which 4200 model are you considering?? The OP's question is too vague.
 
Burris LOW rings with a 42mm SS or same sized objective 4200.  
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the rankings do not mean its a bad scope, there is a ton of criteria to factor that rating out, its not a hunting scope so its going to score lower in a lot of those areas, if all you want to do is punch paper at 100-200 buy a ss 10x
 
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Edited by pyro6999 - December/03/2008 at 10:07
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Maybe consider the 3200.  should be fine at those ranges

http://www.swfa.com/c-184-bushnell-elite-3200-rifle-scopes.aspx
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 I like the 4200 which has better optics and is plenty of scope for 200 yard paper shooting.You need high rings for a 42mm bell.The SS is decent but at the 200 yard mark the 4200 is a better choice. 
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