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Was wondering if anyone here has put the Cabela's Alaskan Guide Premium scope to the field test? The 3-9 can be had for about the price of a 3-9 Elite 4200 and I was considering giving one a try.
They seem to get good reviews and they are quite well constructed, the screw-in lens covers are a nice feature and clarity looks impressive. A few posts in several forums indicate they may be made at LOW in Japan so, probably very good stuff.
 
I like the looks and quality seems to be there but the Elite has rainguard so I'm wondering if one doesn't get more for the money with the 4200? Loco
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Can't speak for the Alaskan, but the 4200 3-9 is very nice scope and highly recommended here.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Can't speak for the Alaskan, but the 4200 3-9 is very nice scope and highly recommended here.
 
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I agree, some years ago, I purchased an Elite 4200 after reading many recommendations on this forum and have nothing but praise for the scope. Holds zero well, rainguard was fabulous (I could see through the lenses during a Montana blizzard) and well made.
 
Thinking about a scope for an older J.C. Higgins bolt action in 30-06 and would like to keep the scope weight down as the rifle is a little heavier than most modern bolts. Not terrible but a well-made rifle and the quality is reflected in some additional weight. I really like the 4200 but it is a little heavier so was thinking maybe a straight 6X though don't know of one in the same price range.
 
Came across this scope review by David Petzal of Field & Stream - published in 2006 and he covers the Alaskan Guide as well as a Bushnell Elite.
 
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The only scope I ever bought from them arrived badly broken  there was a huge chip the size of a dime busted off an internal lens.
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Originally posted by buglemfar buglemfar wrote:

Thanks Koshkin, I'll look at those!
 
Well, that link didn't work well, I'll try one more time.
 

Generally speaking, the recommendations in F&T have very little to do with products in question and everything to do with how much advertising revenue F&T received from the company in question.

Their gear reviews provide an excellent insight into advertising budgets of companies making that gear, but not much else.

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I always have had a healthy suspicion regarding scopes branded only with the warehouse name.
30-40 years ago it was the sign of imported optics from Japan but lately it´s more likely to be China.
 
There might be some exeptions to this rule.......Wink
 
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