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Would like some input on a good scope for deer hunting around $200.
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What would typical ranges be for you,  what kind of lowlight performance would you need?
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 probably around 75-175 yds i would need pretty good low light performance.
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Welcome to The OT!!

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-7280-185-bushnell-3-9x40-elite-4200-r ifle-scope.aspx

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-7280-185-bushnell-3-9x40-elite-4200-r ifle-scope.aspx\

 

These 2 scopes are both solid choices.

The 4200 is $59.00 more, but the glass should be a little better and it offers the "Rainguard" feature which Cult 4200 swears works very well.

 

Rainguard: Bushnell's permanent, patented, hydrophobic and olephobic lens coating prevents fogging by causing condensation from rain, sleet, snow or even your own breath to bead up into much smaller droplets than on standard coatings. Smaller droplets scatter less light, which results in a clearer, brighter view. Now the hunter won't miss the shot of a lifetime because of rain or accidentally breathing on his eyepiece.

 

 



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In the Bushnell line may also want to have a look at this one if you may be shooting at closer ranges on moving targets.  Lower bottom end magnification with much larger field of view. Top end at 6X should be plenty for 175 yds.  Still has the CULT 4200 approved rainguard too!

 

http://www.bushnell.com/general/riflescopes_elite4200_42-163 6m.cfm

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Thanks for the info.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Welcome to The OT!!

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-7280-185-bushnell-3-9x40-elite-4200-r ifle-scope.aspx

 

http://www.swfa.com/pc-7280-185-bushnell-3-9x40-elite-4200-r ifle-scope.aspx\

 

These 2 scopes are both solid choices. .......

 

 

I love it BOTH --  Pick either one  they both come in matching boxes too. and they are one great  choice

 

 

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Oh hell!! Good eye Wes.

 

I meant this....

http://www.swfa.com/pc-10603-1514-sightron-3-9x42-sii-rifles cope.aspx

 

We are in the process of selling our house and looking for a new one....The Warden has my head on a swivel lately.

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I just picked up a Nikon Monarch UCC 3X9X40 from the local Bass Pro Shop for $199.00. It is the older model without side focus but still a very nice scope for the money. My first Nikon, better than the Burris FFII to my eyes. Not quite up to a Zeiss Conquest but close.   
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Originally posted by smithrjd smithrjd wrote:

I just picked up a Nikon Monarch UCC 3X9X40 from the local Bass Pro Shop for $199.00. It is the older model without side focus but still a very nice scope for the money. My first Nikon, better than the Burris FFII to my eyes. Not quite up to a Zeiss Conquest but close.   

 

I concur with your assessment!!

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Oh hell!! Good eye Wes.

 

I meant this....

http://www.swfa.com/pc-10603-1514-sightron-3-9x42-sii-rifles cope.aspx

 

We are in the process of selling our house and looking for a new one....The Warden has my head on a swivel lately.

My choice, would be the Sightron and save the extra cash for ammo, etc.  Slighter larger objective.  Only problem with the Sightron, is you have to be carefull, because mounting them may require extension bases or rings, as the scope is rather compact. 

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Im thinking about going with the Bushnell was looking at the burris 3-9x40 fullfield II but it seems the Bushnell 4200 is a better choice. Thanks for the help
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Originally posted by wfk1 wfk1 wrote:

Im thinking about going with the Bushnell was looking at the burris 3-9x40 fullfield II but it seems the Bushnell 4200 is a better choice. Thanks for the help

no doubt there.

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 I have a Sightron SII 3X9 as well. It is a very nice scope on par with the Nikon, again a bit better than the Burris FFII that I have. I also have an older Bausch & Lomb Balvar 2.5X10 which is what the new Bushnell is today. Only thing I don't like about the 4200 is the eye relief, not as good as the others mentioned. Depends on how you shoot and how much the gun kicks. For me I like little more eye relief.  
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