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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2009 at 16:27
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Hi! New guy here...
Had settled on a B-nell 7-21X 3200 as a varmint scope for my new CZ 527. Aesthetics as much as optical quality played a role, as the 12" length seems a good fit for the small-size rifle. Now am eyeballing the Weaver, even though it's another 1 3/4" longer. Can live with the longer length if optical quality is better. (Are these two scopes in that same "ballpark"?)
The V-16 has Japanese glass, doesn't it?
Thanks for any help!
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Welcome to the OT forum ..Both are good scopes that will serve you dependably ..but  I 'd give the nod to the Bushy just  for the Rainguard.
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What about that on an AR-15?
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The 3200 7-21x40 is 14.5 inches long in the 2008 catalog.
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Unfortunately, Bushnell's current (online) catalog, SWFA, and every other dealer I checked on the internet claims length of the 3200 7-21X40 @ 12.8". Found out only after I bought one that it's actually 14.5, as (apparently) only the 2008 B-nell catalog correctly states.
Saw where some 3200s are now being made in Red China; maybe it's a "transition" unit, although it's stickered Japanese. Bushnell probably just carelessly mis-stated the O.L.
I'll probably keep the scope, if only because I don't want the rifle down any longer during varmint season, and refuse to pay any insidious "restocking" and shipping fees for something that was not totally my fault. Will definitely take a more jaundiced look at Bushnell and limit online/mail order purchases from now on.
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Hi wetzel;
Rainguard. Service.
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I think the Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40 is less money and better....
 
Bushnell 3200 doesn't seem to get any love when compared to other scopes side by side, unless they are $150 or cheaper.
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I don't have any experience with the 3200 in that configuration but I have to agree with the above post.  For the money usually you can get better optics then what the 3200 offers.  I think the 4200 is perhaps one of the best buys out there, but the 3200 i feel you can do bette, again don't have any experience with the higher magnifications but on the lower I'd take a Nikon Buckmaster over a 3200
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I have owned the 7-21 but have a couple other 3200's and own 2 V16's.  I really like both scopes a lot.  I would say that glass is comparable but the rainguard is nice if you shoot in inclement weather.  The V16 has low profile target turrets which are heads and shoulders above the thumb bar style of most 3200's.  If you are going to be doing any dialing this feature is a big deal.  They are numbered nicely and are very repeatable.  Both have tough reputations.  At least on mine the 3200 retilce is thicker than the V16.
 
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Got the 3200 mounted and sighted-in. First impression is that the glass isn't any better than that on my Buckmasters, maybe a little less detail although the light gathering on a gloomy evening seemed pretty decent. Seems to be more of a rugged all-weather scope than a long-range varmint-type. Think I'll dial the power back and use it as a close-to-medium range coyote scope this winter and maybe sell/trade for a Monarch next spring. 
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I might as well be the lone voice for the Weaver scope. although I had the same decision to make with a slightly different choice of models. I was trying to decide between the Bushnell 4200 6-24 and the Weaver V24 6-24 to replace the Nikon 4.5-14 Coyote Special on my Remington R-15 (I decided that the Nikon's BDC reticle wasn't going to work for me since most of my shooting is from a bench). I did a lot of research and got a lot of opinions from several of the different websites I belong to and although I got good reviews about both scope, the majority vote was for the Weaver. I just got it from SWFA night before last. I set it up on my AR and from everything that I can see right now I made the right choice. the weaver is all metal and built like a tank although it isn't as heavy as it looks. The glass is clear and bright and the adjustable objective ring moves smoothly with what seems like just the right amount of tension.
 
I have nothing bad to say about the Bushnell but I can only state that the Weaver at least to me is the better buy.
  
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