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Both in the 3-9X40mm..............you tell me which one and why?????????????????????????????????????????
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I love the Bushnell 4200 and have looked through the Zeiss only at sporting goods stores.  They are both excellent scopes.  The Bushnell can be had for alot less money, even if you get the Zeiss from the sample list and put the difference into the mounts and rings.  That would be my recommendation.  If you have the cash and love the Zeiss, buy it, because if you don't you will always wish you did and eventually switch, costing you more money in the end.  As I always say, buy what you like and be happy.
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Both are fantastic scopes.  I own the Zeiss, father has the Elite 4200. The Zeiss has a slight edge in optics in fact the only edge I was able to see was after dusk. The Zeiss pulled in a bit more light. Both scopes will provide a shooter the ability to shoot well past legal or ethical shooting hours. So it comes down to preference.  Is the Zeiss worth the extra money?  Maybe, if having a scope with longer eye relief is a concern, or if you want the best low light performance under $500 then yes.  If eye relief was not an issue, Id by the 4200 Elite and buy lots of ammo to practice with.

 

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I third it!  Can't go wrong with either.
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ok - here's my two cents:

 

i replaced a 44mm zeiss conquest w/ a 50mm elite 4200. and never looked back. the elite 4200's are wonderful.

 

zeiss is a great piece of glass, but you absolutely  can't beat the bang for the buck of the 4200's -

it is just as clear and brighter image (i know that the 6mm dif in obj had something to do w/ it.)

 

i am very impressed w/ the rainguard coatings on the elite 4200's > not for the moisture thing, but for the image

clarity and brightness.

 

good luck.  either would be fine - but i can attest to both, you could do the 'pepsi' challenge and probably not tell a difference.

only the UBERtrained eye can.

 

good luck.

 

J

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Looks like there really isnt too much difference.  Can anyone tell me the benefits to the Rainguard?
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if i had a technical answer i would be happy to offer it up, but..........

 

it just seems that the 'side effect' of this coating, produces a wonderful, bright image - i have hunted w/ it in the pouring rain, and YES

it does repel water just fine and doesn't collect condensation, but i just think these coatings on that glass are suppurb.

 

koshkin? anyone got an intelligent answer?

 

you can't go wrong with these scopes.

 

J

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