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Newbie here...Have a Browning A-bolt SS 300 wsm I'm buying a scope for.  I found a new Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40 w/ raingard for $339 at a local dealer (closeout).  I can get a new in the box Leupold VX-III 3.5-10x40 for $344, also local.  I'll be hunting the coast range in Oregon, and also open areas in Eastern Oregon.  Prices are basically the same, should I go with the name and warranty of the Leupold, or the Elite with the raingard?

 

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Elite 4200. 

 

I think it is slightly better optically, and rainguard can be very helpful in cold or humid weather.

 

That having been said, both are good scope.  IMO, Elite 4200 has an edge due to clearer (very marginally) glass, rainguard and a larger magnification range.

 

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Ditto to Koshkin's post.

 

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No brainer, the Elite!!!
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Warranty & the Leupold.

 

THAT'S RIGHT, I'M OUT OF THE CLOSET....I'M A LEUPOPHILE!

 

 



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I got the Elite 4200 in a 4x16x40 for my new TC muzzleloader. Everything said about the scope is true in a positive sense EXCEPT for the eye relief which I am unsatisfied with, to the point I am going to sell it.
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Elite.  No suprise.  Both are good scopes I prefer the Elite, its a little cheaper so you have lunch money.
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New guy here and very first post.  Hello to all! 

 

FWIW - Leupold gets my vote.  Rock solid product.  Rock solid customer service.  Made in USA.

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Elite! It is optically better and has an extra degree of magnification at the low end. And that rainguard is great!!
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My only problem with the 4200 Elite is the eye relief is hyper-sensitive, if I move a fraction left, right, up, down, forward or back, full field of view is lost, eye relief is an issue, at least for me and the 4200. I am looking for a scope with a lttle larger diameter glass in the back (cant remember what the back part is called) and a scope with more forgiving eye relief 3.5 closer to 4.0. Still looking, any suggestions would be appriciated.
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I think I would take the Leupold because of the warranty and re-sell value of Leupold products. Honestly I would rather spend more and get a comparable power Zeiss Conquest over either of these two choices.
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As good as the Bushnell 4200 is, I have a three year old Leupold VX-3 in 3X9X40, mounted on a new Winchester Model 70 in .30-06. I compared both the 4200, and the VX-3 with friends who shoot and hunt with both models.
To me the VX-3 had the edge as far as my eye relief and optics were concerned. I hunt both white tail deer and mule deer, and have twice with taken black bear with my Leuplod VX-3 on my .30-06 Winchester.
I also own Burris Fullfield 2 scopes, on two other magnum rifles I own. And the quality and optics of the two Burris 3X9X40's serve me well.
I'm just happy to buy American, and give all the support to name brands made in the USA.
These are critical times for us all, and our American companies and their workers here in the USA.
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Originally posted by arover2 arover2 wrote:

I'm just happy to buy American, and give all the support to name brands made in the USA.
These are critical times for us all, and our American companies and their workers here in the USA.

 

Leupold uses Asian components, such as the glass.  I ride a Honda Motorcycle that is made in Ohio and has fewer Japanese made parts than any Harley made.  Which bike is more American?  We live in a world economy.  There are very few items that are 100% American made.  I buy whatever is the best that I can afford.  If a product has an American name, great.  If not, that is fine also.  Incidentally, that new Winchester you have was probably made in Belgium. 

 

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