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My setup:  270wsm currently Tasco WC 3*9*50, yes it is old scope but honestly have never had any problems except for occasional fogging, but never when deer was present.  I am going to upgrade, also I am getting a 300wsm as well, so I will be getting 2 scopes:  I only deer hunt.

Question:  What is the real differences in Bushnell 3200 and 4200... Is the 4200 that much better or is the 3200 that much inferior, and is the difference enough to warrant the price..

Question:  I really want more than 9x power as I have 200-300 yd shots hunting pines and fields, or I would at least like to better zoom on bucks in the field, 9x power sometimes seems not enough for a deer that is really 200plus yards out.  What powers would you suggest and 40mm or 50mm.  We hunt till 5:50 pm here in GA.

 

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Can anyone help me out with good advise?

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If I understand correctly,the 4200 has better glass,more power options and better low light performance.The 4200 should have the upper hand at dark:30.Try the search option. A lot of info. on these scopes and others as well.
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"Tasco WC 3*9*50, yes it is old scope but honestly have never had any problems except for occasional fogging," ....sounds like a good candidate for a trotline weight.

4200 does have better glass and coatings making it brighter and clearer.  The 4200 scopes also go 4x their original power (4-16 instead of 4-12).  The scope is also constructed stronger using a full saddle to house the reticle and adjustments.

Yes the 4200 is worth the extra money when compared to the 3200.

You want a good low light deer hunting scope that you can use over 10x.....right?  I would highly recommend these;

Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16x50....$399.95

Leupold VX-III 4.5-14x50 Boone & Crockett.....$629.95

Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42 Ballistic Plex w/ FREE 12-24x50 spotting scope.....$336.99

Nikon Monarch 5.5-16x44.....$399.95

Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44....$649.95

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i would opt for the 4-16x50 4200 becuase of the best overall value. BTW, chris, i thought that burris deal was 319.95.

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It was but Burris got really upset about that price and influenced us to raise it.  I think if you mention that you saw it at $319.95 in one of our ads that we would still honor it .
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no real reason to ask, i jsut wanted to be nosy, and knwo that story behind it, after all, buyers cant complain, its an awesome deal. well..... i guess they could, but they shouldnt, and i doubt they will. SWFA is by far the best optics sight there is.

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Crue4,

I hunt in SC, so I am somewhat familiar with your terrain.  Magnification is important, but it has been my experience that higher magnification scopes do not transmit as much light as lower magnification scopes, even when set at the same power and everything else is the same.  The folks at Leupold told me this and sure enough I checked my Vari-X-III 3.5X10X50mm and compared it to my 4.5X14X50mm.  Darn if they weren't right.  The 3.5X10 transmitted more light at near dark.  The difference was not huge, but it was noticible.  Since I rarely set my scope for more than 8X near dark, it may be better to go with the 3.5X10 unless you plan on doing a LOT of long distance shooting and low light performance is less of an issue than distance.

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I do think that I am going to stay with the 3x9 or 2.5x10 will probably go with the 40mm lense though. I am assuming since I am going from the old Tasco, that even the 3200 with Fire Fly will be so far head and shoulders better quality than what I am use to.  I still and undecided about the 3200 and the 4200.  Just can't decide if I want to spend the extra $175 on the 4200.
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I read on here somewhere that the Browning scopes had the same glass as the 4200.Someone correct me if I'm wrong.If the rainguard and firefly are not important,that might be an option to save a little.

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not sure about that, but i think soembody posted soemthing that said they are made in the saem factory, i wont swear to it though. but i cant comment on whether or not its the same glass.

cory

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The ever so handy Search The Forum SEARCH function yielded these prior post.

BROWNING RIFLESCOPES

the new browning Riflescopes

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Look, just stop all the agonizing and buy yourself a Bushnell Elite 3200 scope.  It is great!  Then, with all the money you save, buy a bunch of ammo and do what you really want to do. . . SHOOT.  
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I think both the 3200 and 4200 are good scopes.  I have no hunting experience with the 3200, alhtough I have a relative that has one and he really likes it.  I bought a 4200 and I will tell you it is one heck of a scope for the money. This is just my personal opinon but I think the Bushnell 4200 Elite and the Zeiss Conquest are the best scopes out there for their price.  I am sure that you would be happy with either scope.  However, if your going to use it for years and you want a GREAT scope I'd opt for the 4200 Elite.

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redneckbmxer24, I too am skeptical about the same glass and coatings, but Chris is usually right about these types of questions. Chris said they were made in the same factory,although I heard they were made by Light Optical Works, not Hakko.

 

Crispycritter, if your a big game hunter, the Rainguard and FireFly are what sets the Elites apart from all others. If your hunting conditions don't warrant them, now you have opened the playing field.

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