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    Posted: December/28/2008 at 21:27
I have a new 3200 Elite 3-9X40 in the Gloss finish that I'm planning on putting on my Browning BLR .243.  Shiny gun...shiny scope.    Big Grin

I read so much good stuff about the 4200's...are they that much better than the 3200's?  I've searched the internet for a gloss (bright) finish 4200 3-9X4200.  All I can find are the matte finish ones.

So, two questions:

1.)  Is the 4200 that much better than the 3200? My 3200 compares very well with my 18 year old Leupold VX III 2.5-8 as dark of the day settles in...no significant difference detectible in extended shooting time or clarity.


2.)   Was the 4200 3-9X40 ever made with the gloss finish, or just matte?

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I gave my opinion over at the other forum so I will be brief.  The 4200 is a step up and will be a bit better low light performer.  The new 3200's now have Rainguard which is nice.  This coating is not only good for fogging but adds another optical coating so it enhances light transmission.  I have not seen a 4200 in gloss only matte and silver.  I believe the only 3200 that comes in gloss is the 3-9x40.  The special thing about the 4200 3-9x40 is the price especially when SWFA had them at $250.
 
If you are askng if the 4200 is worth the extra $100 to upgrade?  I would just keep your scope and enjoy it.  If you need another 3-9x40 then the 4200, team primos or conquest are all contenders for the best bang for buck. 
I'm just another internet blowhard with too much time on my hands for the past couple weeks so take my comments with a grain of salt
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Thanks...I've decided to keep the 3200 and forget the 4200 at least for the time being.  My 3200 does have the rainguard and I bought it NIB for $155 total.

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