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Okay, I'm looking at a scope to buy for my Savage Mk II. I got an offer of a Banner 4-16x50, which I cannot find any information about whatsoever. The scope looks good, it's new in box, and says it's made in Japan. The offer is $85, which sounds like a real deal to me if it's a Japanese Bushnell.

I don't know when it's from, he says that he got it in a trade with another person and didn't buy it personally. Judging by the aesthetics on the box I'd say it's no more than 10 years old, but I really don't know for sure.

I'd appreciate help from anyone who knows anything about these scopes.
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Price wise I really dont thing you are getting a super deal so unless  you need a low end higher power optic  my though is why bother.  It all depends on if it fits your needs, for me if I had one It would probably be a good scope for a 22 or 22 mag or 17hmr.  It wouldnt be my first pick for a deer rifle so for what its worth it doesnt seem to be a steal but the price may be fair market value.
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The Banner from that time period if it is that old is a solid scope. It is Japan made with some pretty decent glass for the money. If it is in new condition, go ahead and spend with confidence.
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Well, the Savage Mk II is a 22LR. I'm mostly going to be using it for backyard paper punching, so it seemed to be a good fit for that. I just was unsure of whether there were any major issues or problems with this model.

I felt a Japan-made new in box scope that costs $30 less than the current chinese-made Banner 4-16 was a pretty good deal. Maybe not a 'steal,' but a good price.

Also, I would never put a Banner on a centerfire. I've shot cheap scopes to pieces with the recoil that comes from that.
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I don't trust the newer ones, though I will say that Bushnell won't sell crap knowingly. The one I have has been on a 300 RUM for some years now and has been a reliable scope, with no problems at all. Even dropped out of a stand once from 30 feet up. It's a scope from the era that the one you are asking about.
You should be wary though because there are some counterfeit Bushnells out there. 
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