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 Well I received my 4200 tactical 6x24x50 and have had a few weeks to shoot and test it out now. I must say I am very impressed with the scope. The 4200 glass and 30mm tube give great low light performance  I have no trouble shooting till well past dusk in a rural area. Clartiy is also great. The target knobs go back to perfect zero after being turned up and down from dialing MOA at different ranges every single time. They also have very soild clicks when turned. The side focus works great the and yards are marked in  numbers which is really nice compared to plain lines. The scope is heavy and well build but also very short in length compared to other scopes in it's power range. It is just over 13" long not 16.9" like bushnell list on the web site they are inclueding the sunshade on the scope for total length.That it seems like a dumb idea to me as 17" long makes the scope seem huge on paper if a guy didn't know that inclued the shade also. Anyway seems like a great scope for the money. The day I mounted it on my rifle at the gun store everyone picked it up and like the scope and several wanted to buy one right then.          
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I like mine too, it has taken 1 hog thus far - and blown out a fair share of bullseyes.

 

It ain't a NightForce or USO, but for $600, it would be irrational of me to expect that.

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 I hear what you are saying. It may not be a ultra high end scope , but it's not junk and it will kill something dead,dead,dead way out there everytime. I am hitting targets out to 700 yards now that I have the MOA figured out. USO or 4200 you will not care if you are the target it's all bad news on the receiving end. I really think the 4200 glass is aleast that of a VX III leupold. I have both scopes and was alittle surpised just how nice the 4200 glass is when viewed in person next to a 4.5x14x50 LR leupold  It's not as nice as my Zeiss or Kahles scopes but not  a huge difference just seems like the Zeiss and Kahles has the Super Clarity almost like you aren't even looking through glass at all.
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Thanks for the review, steel.

 

How much elevation does that unit have?

You said you are shooting out to 700 yards, and it would appear by your pic without a canted base. 

 

That scopes very handsome on that Remington as well.... 

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 It is only about 48 MOA total from my testing but I am shooting a medium weight 22-250 rifle and have  over 20+ up MOA left after sighting in which gets me way out there. If a guy was shooting something like a 308 I would go for a 20MOA base just to be safe if you deside to shoot 500-1000 yards. I don't shoot past 700 yards really 500 yards would be my max shoot on game as this rifle is more of a semi varmint and the 22-250 it just runs out of steam with the light bullets so MOA is not a problem. I think bushnell should have designed at least 70moa into the scope but they didn't for whatever reason so a 20 or 40 MOA base would mostlikey be a must for 800 to 1000 yard shooting if I guy needs that type of range. That is the only complaint I have about the scope. Other than that is really nice for the money it cost. I may move the 4200 over to my heavy custom 243 tactical rifle with 20 MOA base which is a better long range rifle down the road I was just kind of testing it out on the 22-250 for the time being. 
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I have this scope and a Savage 10fp .308 with a 20MOA base and have 38MOA left with my 100yard zero....drop out to 1000 is about 36MOA with my 168's so I have 2 left
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Has any one else noticed the horrible image after 18X? I do not have mine mounted yet but while looking though it I do not like what I see. Also, when I look out to 5 or 6 hundred yards the focus is horrible...
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A few thoughts:

 

1.  At 18X or more, the image isn't "horrible" but isn't great.  It is an 18X image through a 50mm objective on a scope with good optics for its price-range.

 

2.  There is no better 18X image through a 50mm  objective that I have seen on a $550 scope.  Top end, it ain't, nor is it priced as such.

 

3.  There is a little knob opposite the windage that should clear up that "focus" issue.

 

At 600 yards, mine is serviceable - though I am very near out of elevation.  Mine has actually come off the rifle atop which it was riding.  After years with NightForce, USO, and Zeiss; it's tough to move down the scale - which sucks since everything up the scale is also up the $$.

 

I have a 300MW project to begin and this scope will probably ride that rifle (on a >20MOA base) till I scrape together the $3000 for a USO or S&B.  Maybe - just maybe, I'll go to an IOR with the large elevation knob, but that'll be another post. 

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I do agree about the cost, it is overall a very nice scope, just noticed it's weakness at the top end.
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And that same weakness exists for anything at that price and that top-end.  If you drop $3,000 on a USOptics or S&B with equal power, it will look better, but I don't know that it will look $2,500 better.

 

It's a good scope for the $$.

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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

 

It's a good scope for the $$.

 

I agree RC, nice review.

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Once I had the opportunity to take it out to the range and shoot it, it is a decent scope, for the money. As any product you can sit there and pick it apart, but for the money I will keep it on my AR! I picked up a Luepy and a Nikon and for the extra money you pay I will stay with the Bushnell!!!
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