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Hey everybody...was directed to you guys for some scope advice.

I am looking for a basic do all scope (targets/occasional varmint) for my RRA varminter.  Most shooting will be at the range at 100 yards and occasional shooting out to 600yds.

I have been debating between a fixed scope (10x such as super sniper) but have decided I would like a variable scope (mid price) and then figure out what I want from there.

I am seriously looking at the bushnell 3200 5-15 tactical scope but have not been able to find much information on it.  So what do you guys think of it?  Is it a good scope for the money and will it be a good variable use scope?

Any other recommendations for a mid priced (would like to stay under $400) scope for the intended purposes?

Thanks,
JR
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I think you can get a Bushnell Elite 4200 in your price range and it is much better scope than the 3200.  For range shooting, I would look at the Elite 4200 6-24x40AO model.

Another good scope that would work well for you is Sightron S2 4-16x42AO.  Or Sightron S2 4.5-14x42AO with target knobs.

Elite 3200 is a decent scope, but it is in need of a glass upgrade.

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You have a nice Rifle in the RR Varminter. I have one and love it. I have also had good luck with the Burris in the FFII 4.5-14 B-plex Some say there are CS issues but in 6 years and 3 FFII I have never had to deal with CS. I do not like the 3-9, the glass in not nearly as good as the 4.5-14 and the SS is even better. The B-plex balistics are very good with the .223 55 gr. Good luch with whatver you choose.
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I have a 4-16x40 Bushnell 4200 that I like very well. Koshkin has offered you several really good choices but as far as Bushnell goes the 4200 is so much better than the 3200.
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Thanks for the replies and advice.

It looks like I will skip the 3200 and get something a little better.  The 4200 (6-24) is just a bit out of my budget at the moment.  I guess I will just have to up my budget :)

I may also look at just getting a fixed power for now.  What do you all think of a 10x fixed power for shooting at 50, 100, and 600 yards?  Would this be acceptable for all these ranges or would 10x be a bit much for 50 yards?  I know I said I was not looking for a fixed power, but I can get a nice fixed power for less money and it will suite my needs for now until I figure out a better budget, I guess I can make an exception.

Thanks again,
JR
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 50 - 600 yards .... no I would NOT get a fixed .  Especially since you're talking targets and varmits . You'll be sadly disappointed . Varmits can range from the size of your hand to coyote size . Plus the field of view and zoom boom . I advise against a fixed ... just my opinion .

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It is settled.  I will just suck it up and get the 4200.

Thanks for all the replies.  I will update on how it works out when I get it and try it out.

-JR
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