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Optics GrassHopper
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Hi I would like some advice on scopes.I am a rifle shooter in England, I use a Steyer Pro Hunter 243 with a Burris Black Diamond 3/12-50 posi lock and a Reflex silencer.  I use it for shooting foxes by spot light from a pick up.  The reason for the posi lock is previous scopes often lost zero after a night bumping around in the pick up.  The posi lock is good but when I have to rezero from 55 grain fox rounds to 100 grain Deer rounds the posi lock can be a real pain, if you snug up the posi lock slightly differently the point of impact moves in relation to the adjustment you just made, I know the obvious answer is to tighten to the same point but that's not so easy with the little tool supplied.  So I thought I  might put the Burris on my CZ 17 and a new scope on my 243.  I need a good bright scope that is very well built, will hold zero like the Burris, but be easier to adjust (this can be weekly), using the same load for both deer and foxes is not a option.  I am thinking of a Bushnell 4200 2.5/10-50 or a Leupold VX111 3.5/10-50 or another Burris non Posi lock but I have read of some reticle problems with Burris and I'm not sure I want all my eggs in one basket.  A fixed power is O.K. as l don't alter it alot on my variable power scope i.e. a Leupold M8 6-42  or for about the same price I can get a Schmind & Bender 8-56 (I would import the US scopes but S&B is cheaper here).  I hope you can help (with UK gun laws another 243 or 22-250 being left set for 55 grains is'nt an option in case you were thinking along those lines).
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bushnell elite 4200 2.5-10, you dont really need the 50mm, but if its for night hunting, i wouldnt mind a really large exit pupil.



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Are you sure that you have your scope properly mounted?  A quality scope like a Burris should not be nocked out of zero by the abuse that you are giving it.  I would check your mounts or the scope itself.  Dor a new scope, The Bushnell Elite should serve you well.



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If you can get S&B for Leupold prices, then how about a 6x42 Schmidt?
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I have a 25-06 SBS w/ a Bushnell 4-16X50 4200.  Optics are excellent.  The scope is pretty big and heavy, not sure that matters.  If you are constantly adjusting the scope you may want to look at the Weaver GS or T series, or Sightrons, they both supposed to have the best system as far as being able to maintain the POI when you change the settings and then change them back.  (If u search u will find threads on this subject)  I had a 4X14 GS on this gun but did not like the appearance, so I swapped it for the Bushnell.  The GS is fine but the adjustments knobs are easier to use on the Bushnell.  I also have a target version Sightron 4X16 and the knobs are even better. 


A lot depends on what you have to pay for these scopes too.  If I could have gotten an S&B, Kahles, etc. for what I paid for the Bushnell I would certainly have gone that route.


Let me know if u need help with mounts, I have played around a little with the SBS in this area.  I have found the SBS to be a pain because of the rounded bolt handle.


Good luck.



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