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I was browsing through Bushnell's website and accidentally stumbled onto their line-up of Euro scopes that seem to be only available overseas.  In that line-up there is a Elite 4200 1.25-4x24 scope with 30mm tube, 4a reticle and an illuminated dot.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get one of these in the US somehow? 

I think Bushnell sells both in the Elite 4200 line-up and in the Browning line-up.

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I don't know anything about them, but I would also buy one.

 

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http://www.browningsportsoptics.com/rifle/index.html#

Look under Euro scopes.  I also found the same model as a Elite 4200 in a European Bushnell catalog.

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I'll flip you an e-mail ILya.
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 I have seen this before too, what did you guys find out about this?

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I was browsing around and found this scope (Elite 4200 1.1-4x24) for sale by an American company, claiming that it has a US warranty.

I thought this was a European market product only.

Has that changed? Is it now available in US?

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koshkin, Bushnell makes a 30mm tactical scope in the configuration you are looking to get. I will try pull up the info. It is a US marketed scope as well.

 

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Thanks Roy.  Last time I inquired (when this thread was started), I was told it was a Euro market only product.  If it was available with a US warranty, I would certainly buy one.  This is one of my favorite configurations and I am a big fan of Elite 4200 line of scopes.

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Why is it a favorite?
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i wouldn't mind having one in a 1.5-6x42 w/ the illuminated 4a - <sigh>

 

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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

Why is it a favorite?


I found that for most shooting in the field, or even at the range, but from field positions, I do not shoot any better with a high magnification scope than with a low magnification scope.  For any sort of reasonable shooting range, I am about as accurate with a scope somewhere between 4x and 6x as I am with a 24x hubble.  If anything, going to higher magnification hurts my consistency a little bit since I subconsciously try to compensate for the hand tremors that are not apparent with a low mag scope.

Hence, a scope with a 4x or 6x high end is perfect for a lot of my needs (certainly not all).

A few other considerations: 

-with moderate magnification, you do not need a huge objective lens for it to work well in low light, so the scope is more compact
-with moderate magnification you get a wide field of view (it is not of much importance to many people, but I like it).
-with moderate magnification you do not need parallax adjustment: less complex design.
-with moderate magnification optics/mechanics are often simpler, making them easier to build (and less expensive than high mag scopes from the same line).
-with moderate magnification you have much better depth of focus
-with moderate magnification you get less eye fatigue
-with moderate magnification you typically get more flexible eye relief (faster target acquisition).

As far as reticles go, I think that a #4 reticle with an illuminated center dot is one of the best allround designs that works well in any light.

Taking all of that into account, 1-4x with #4 reticle is one of my favorite configurations.

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koshkin, I'll check with the Bushnell rep I know and get back to ya.
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