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Besides the price and the 30mm tube-whats the difference between the Tactical Bushnell Elite 3200 and the 4200.

 

-such as-Max MOA, Repeatablity, clearity, mill-dot, magnification, weight.....and anything else that I may have missed.

 

The scope will go on my Remington 700 SPS-V .308 and will be used (for now at least) at the local range which yeilds about 200 yards max. Basically I want a scope that I can shoot groups with, has variable power, repeatability, and could be used for hunting later in its life.

 

Or should I just say screw variable power and buy an SS 10x42 for about 300.00, and then use the remaining money on ammunition?

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My maximum price range is about $ 600. This will be used for shooting groups and a little hunting. I'd wrather buy one scope and use it for both applications. Am I asking too much?  

 

 

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How does the SS glass compare to the bushnell scopes and these scopes you mentioned?  

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I own/have owned both scopes.  The question you ask, SS vs. 4200, depends on weighting.

 

If you will be punching paper more than shooting game, buy the SS. It is an amazing value and, in my opinion, the remaining $300 could fund many range sessions - which are, by far, more meaningful in increasing your shooting ability.

At the end of the day, neither optic is an ideral hunting scope

 

Wait 1, I just looked up the rifle online, it's a 7 pound hunting rifle.  In my opinion, neither scope would be ideal for that rifle - too much length, too much weight.

 

If I were you - and many will see this coming - I'd look to Zeiss Conquest, either either 3x9 if more hunting, 4.5-14x44 if more paper-punching.  Both are great, both will fit your rifle well, and both will give you great glass.  And both are on the Smaple List which will save you $$ - both come in below your max spend. Also, another great add-on: for $50, Ziess will add a target turret to your scope and you can have Kenton Industries send a BDC for your particular .308 load.

 

The IOR might not be a bad fit, but  I have no personal experience with it.

 

For a 7-pound rifle that will be hunted and shot from the bench, a Conquest 3-9 is near ideal (in that price range) and the 4.5-14 will give you just a little more power on the bench at 200 and beyond.

 

Look to the Sample List! 

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Cool, thanks for the info.

Yeah my gun is pretty heavy, too much for hunting, but hey nothings perfect. Most of the time this gun will be on the bench so weights not the problem.

 

Also, another great add-on: for $50, Ziess will add a target turret to your scope and you can have Kenton Industries send a BDC for your particular .308 load."

 

^^^^^thats what I like too hear. I have heard nothing but good stuff about Ziess. Yet the only reason I never looked into them was the price and I thought they didn't come with target turrets.

 

P.S. how clear are the SS optics can they compare with a cheap nikon? (my nikon prostaff is surprisingly bright even at the highest magnification)

 

 

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I was less than thrilled with my 3200 overall, I rate it pretty close to the my Leupy VX-II but at a more reasonable price, the 4200 is closer to a VX-III although most are actually one inch tubes.  I plan to buy a 4200 6-24x50  side focus for my varmint gun sometime in the next year.  If you're not dead set on a variable, I highly recommend the SS, you will not beat the features and quality for the money, spend the difference on good rings/bases (Badger or TPS).
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