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How do yall feel about barska scopes I've never heard of them until the other day, so i started looking around on the enternet and found some for some reasonable prices i was thinking about putting the 6x20x50 tactical on a 300wsm, how well do they stay on zero and preform during low light late evening
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welcome to the OT.  go a head and put on that there 300wsm and it will last about as long as a bsa or a tasco or a cheapo bushnell about 3 shots they suck.

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i have a burris ffii on my 300wsm and its been there for 6 years now without incidence.
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thats what i needed to know what would you recommend about a $400 budget
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well if you wanna blow the whole $400 buy a zeiss conquest 3x9 for $399 from swfa. if you wanna save a few bucks and spend the leftover money on other stuff the nikon monarch and the bushnell elite 4200 )both less than $300 are pretty good scopes as well. i guess a lot depends on what kind of usage you plan and what kind of terrain you hunt. i hunt in thick wooded areas so anything with a power setting higher than 4x on the low end is to much for the small area i have to shoot, you on the other hand may hunt in texas or north dakota or montana where you can see for miles and may require a 6.5x20
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The correct spelling is........BARF----SKA!!!.......C`mon Hookdup! Don`t put that crap on a 300 WSM. That would be an insult to your rifle and that cartridge!!! Treat your rifle scope as an investment, NOT an expense! Now I`m curious. What make & model rifle do you have?
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

The correct spelling is........BARF----SKA!!!.......C`mon Hookdup! Don`t put that crap on a 300 WSM. That would be an insult to your rifle and that cartridge!!! Treat your rifle scope as an investment, NOT an expense! Now I`m curious. What make & model rifle do you have?

i knew once you saw that you would get  up!



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i havent got it yet, i goin to get it thursday new savage with accutrigger
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that ought to shoot nice, wood or plastic??

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do you hand load?
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That`s like pulling up to the Ritz-Carleton in a Yugo with some dings, dents and throw in a paint job too!........... 
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

That`s like pulling up to the Ritz-Carleton in a Yugo with some dings, dents and throw in a paint job too!........... 

no its like showing up in africa for a cape buffalo hunt with a damn .270

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na man if i tried reloading it would probably be bad(for myself)
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thats too bad, the 300wsm is quite accurate as you will see here and i dont have an accutrigger so you have an advantage already

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A 300 WSM Savage with accu-trigger deserves a real good scope! A $400 budget is much better!!......If you can through any dealers in your area, go and look through these scopes and compare them for yourself. None of these will disappoint you, will last a lifetime and give you excellent service & reliability!!.....................The Zeiss Conquest 3x9! The Nikon Monarch! And! My personal favorite, the Bushnell Elite 4200 with Rainguard........The Zeiss is slightly brighter than the Elite, but not any clearer or resolute. But the Zeiss is $100 or more than the Elite. Not worth the extra cost in my view!...The Monarch falls in right there with the Elite.....All 3 will compliment your Savage extremely well! As far as Leupolds are concerned? You pay more, in return for what you get!........The Elite 4200 will give you one of the best value to dollar ratios on the market!!!!.....Those 3 will do the job!    
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A 270 on a caped buffalo? Careful you`ll really piss Jack`s spirit off!.........He`d probably try it to with some super bullets!!  
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i been hearing alot of ppl talk the the bushnell elite 4200
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Hookdup...............When you research as I did prior to my Elite purchase, you look through alot of scopes, compare them and let the your eyes determine which one is best. The analysis should be very simple! Which scope gives the best possible optics, best possible construction & durability, for the dollar spent?..... When you break it down in the categories of optics, construction & durability, no scope on the market will exceed the benefits of the Elite 4200 with Rainguard in relation to its cost! This scope is the `07 Outdoor Life, editor`s choice winner!...........However, in many hunting & shooting circles the name "Bushnell" continues to have the stigma or stereotype associated with the cheaper and lower quality scopes. The marketplace, re-education, along with alot of time, has been turning that around in recent years.........As an example; I was out at the range recently and of course, everyone looks at everyone elses rifles to see what they are shooting, especially the people closest to you!......During the range break, the old guy directly next to me notices my scope, sees the B on the side and says,,,,"is that a Burris." I said; "nope, its a Bushnell." He asked if I was having any problems, which I replied, no. He said, "you`re very lucky." Then he began to give me an ear full of his past disappointing experiences with the Bushnells of the distant past. I kept quiet for about 5 minutes while listening to his war stories. A very outspoken guy to say the least. After he shut up, I asked him if he would please take a few peeks through my scope when the shooting begins and give me his honest valued opinion. I knew that he was using a Leupold (obvious gold ring). I asked which model & he said a  VX111..........He sat down on my stool, put my rifle in a shooting position, adjusted the fast focus eye piece and began looking through my 4200. During the next few minutes, he changed the magnification from high to low, then low to high, stopping at each power setting....... I wish I would have had my camera to take a pic at the expression on his face the moment he was done. Apparently, he never reads or keeps up with any scope tech because he never read or heard of the 4200......His reaction was one of total disbelief!! "A damned Bushnell could be that clear and bright?" "More so than my own VX111?".......Moral of the story? Keep an open mind because what is in the past,,,,IS,,,,in the past!!! However, with some cement filled minds, once a bad reputation is there, it usually never goes away!..........Perhaps my jackhammer did work a little? Hope you found my story interesting!
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i had an incident like that but i went from leupold to nikon, i dont doubt that bushnells scope looks good both optically and astheticly what scares me is that exact question the guy asked you about your scope when he found out it was a bushnell, "are you having any problems with it?" there is a reason that people say that about bushnell scopes. and its making me shy away from the elite as well, because it still says bushnell on the side, they have that same bad juju that the .220 swift has hard to shake that, but at the same time they say that they test that 4200 series to 10,000 rounds of .375 h&h so unless thats hype i suppose its tough. some day i will break down and try it. till then i will keep using my nikons till they let me down.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

thats too bad, the 300wsm is quite accurate as you will see here and i dont have an accutrigger so you have an advantage already

 

Nicely done ,my friend!!

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i pulled the last two  and obviously my gun is not sighted in right now i am getting ready to sight it in with that load, i just left the scope where it was with the last box of factory ammo i shot and figured it didnt matter where my test load hit the paper as long as they all hit in the same area. that group was shot off one of those cheapo plastic combo rests that has the adjustable front piece , now i am shooting off of sand bags cant wait to get a real front rest.

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Hey Pyro!................Like that guy at the range, you are also the typical example of what I was talking about. With the Bushnells; once a bad reputation,,,,,then always a bad reputation! In many circles, Bushnells poor reputation of the past no doubt, has followed the Elite series to this day and will continue to do so..............Poor reputations, the market, education & opinions cannot change overnight. It takes a very long time.
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Gotta be the negative voice on the Nikon. I had a 3 week old  Monarch 3x9 last year  fail on a 30-06 during it's first session at the range ( bullet impacts wandered horizontally). Nikon's customer service was nothing short of horrible.. They first sent me a $267 estmate to fix it . Then after 3 weeks of emails and non-returned calls, a gentleman named Ed finally responded via email that indeed they would cover it by warranty after all. It was returned 2 months later functional, but with a whole new set of scratches on the scope body.Heck, I even suggested that  if once the turret covers were tightened, that the Nikon symbol could be vertical . Mr Ed responded via email that just wasn't possible Unhappy.  I gave up on Nikon after that. Plus,what's up with the hundreds of refurbs ?? Are they returns that were "fixed"?? Why not the same warranty as new??

I have several 4200's ( 1.5x6x36's, 2.5x10x40's, and a 2.5x10x50). They are on 30-06 , 45/70 Marlin, 12 Ga Encore, 300 Wby x 2, 338 Win Mag , and a 300 Ultra Mag. All have performed perfectly , and no issues at all. I also have 3 VX-III's ( 2.5x8x36's) on a 308, 7mm/08,and  50 cal  Encore,and they also have performed well. However, the Leupolds were more money , have typical hard to turn magnification adjustment rings, and lack Rainguard. The value winner is the Bushnell. From a marketing standpoint,  perhaps the  Bausch and Lomb name should have been kept, and  the stigma wouldn't exist for 4200's (and the 3200's also ) .


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Well guys!!!..................Martin`s summary in his last post, I`m willing to bet, is very typical with all Elite 4200 owners including myself..... Interestingly, I have yet to hear of, or read of any complaints about the 4200`s Rainguard feature (no missed shot opportunities on any hunts even in the worst possible weather conditions). .... I have yet to hear of, or read of any complaints regarding 4200 scope defects due to recoil..... Haven`t read or heard anything about any defects or problems with its one piece tubing.... Holding zero? Although possible problems can occur there, I haven`t read or heard anything about that with the 4200 either!.... Low light complaints? Nope! Read or heard nothing there!....Turret complaints or hard to sight in? Nothing read, seen or heard yet!.......Due to the Elite`s slightly shorter eye relief, regardless of caliber, I haven`t heard, seen or read about anybody getting scope whacked!!!.......With that said, nothing man made is perfect. Problems will always occur! The real question should be; Out of all the Elite 4200 owners out there, what % of them has had a legitimate problem with an actual factory defect or defects? If so, what were they?......... That would be interesting to find out......................Martin; UH OH!.....While my 4200 is mounted conventionally over my Frontier`s action, I also use a Nikon 2.5-8x28mm variable EER, UCC scout scope mounted on its barrel as well........No problems with the Nikon yet. I switch them as I need or desire to......No Elite 4200 scout scopes are available. 

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