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I am looking for a scope to put on my new browning a-bolt 30.06.  I have narrowed it down to these two scopes.  I like the rainguard feature and was wondering what the big difference is between the two scopes.  FYI I can get the 3200 for $160 and the 4200 for $240.  Both come with the free coat which is always a plus.  I am wondering if the 4200 is worth the extra money.  Any help would be great - Thanks!
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Also any suggestions on rings and bases would be helpful
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Browning Abolt 300 RUM  with Leupold Dual dovetail and a 4200 Elite ..as nice as the 3200 is ( have a few) , the 4200 is probably the best value in a scope available , and yes- worth the $240 all day long . Mounts have proved bullet proof also.
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Originally posted by browning1821 browning1821 wrote:

I am looking for a scope to put on my new browning a-bolt 30.06.  I have narrowed it down to these two scopes.  I like the rainguard feature and was wondering what the big difference is between the two scopes.  FYI I can get the 3200 for $160 and the 4200 for $240.  Both come with the free coat which is always a plus.  I am wondering if the 4200 is worth the extra money.  Any help would be great - Thanks!
.................Yes! The 3x9 4200 is worth the extra bucks. Optics are better and very close to the Conquest! Perfect scope and variable for an `06........
 
I had a 3x9 4200 on my 300 WSM that I traded.  Decided to permanently switch over to an EER scout scope on the same rifle.
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sorry I forgot to mention that the scope was 3-9 and I will be whitetail hunting in PA.  So the 4200 really justifies the extra $80.  I tried to compare the two but my store only had the 3200.  I read that there is more light transmission and fully coated optics on the 4200.  
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Welcome to The OT!!
 
The 4200 is the scope your looking for.
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4200 is an excellent scope it can compete with scopes  that are twice its price it may not beat those scopes but it gives them a run for the money

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Originally posted by browning1821 browning1821 wrote:

....  So the 4200 really justifies the extra $80.....  
 
1821...... only You can justify the extra $80!  As far as the 4200 being better, lots of guys on this site have compared them side -by-side and to them, its better.   They ususally say things like you can see an object a little longer as its getting dark - objects on the outer edge seem to be more in focus - that kind of stuff.  I have one and think its great, but I haven't compared it side-bt-side with anything yet.
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Thanks for all the info - I am going to get the 4200.  Do you have any suggestions for rings and mounts, I am clueless on which to get.  There are so many choices.  Its for a browning a-bolt
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I have been having good luck with the Warne rings.  They sell a little torque wrench for about $19.99 (I think) which really helps for do-it-yourselfers!  I usually just get the Weaver bases.
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I vote for Warne OR Leupold mounts...I've got several of both and they both work great...It's hard to go wrong with good steel mounts made by either company.
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

Browning Abolt 300 RUM  with Leupold Dual dovetail and a 4200 Elite ..as nice as the 3200 is ( have a few) , the 4200 is probably the best value in a scope available , and yes- worth the $240 all day long . Mounts have proved bullet proof also.
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The Leupold dual dovetail are strong and look nice. The are a good choice for a hunting rifle.
Another fine choice are the Talley all steel mounts. They are more expensive than the others listed here but are well worth it. The quality of Talley's machining is excellent. They come in stainless and blue.
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Leupold - Warne - Talley all make quality rings and bases the Talley is probably the nicest looking ( I dont own any Talley).  I use Leupold and Warne for anything that I dont use Badger Ordnance Tactical rings on. If you go Leupold the dual dovetail is the one I prefer as standard bases that have the large screws on each side to allow rough windage adjustment can work their way loose over the years. The Warne rings look like a weaver system but there is a world of difference in the quality.  One other thought is Burris Signature rings have a plastic insert that the scope is held by and you can buy different inserts to move the scope one direction or another within a dual dovetail ring, this has multiple advantages - first they dont scratch up or mark the scope, second you can add plus MOA moving the scope to have more adjustment above the 100 yd point of impact which becomes important with target knobs when shooting long range or in the event that the scope would need to be shimmed in a certain direction.  (The Burris & Leupold and Redfield rings and bases are interchangable / same design, but only the Burris Signature has the plastic inserts.)
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