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I have searched this forum and others for a list or other document to date or age Bushnell scopes. I have a few japanesse made Banners and Scopecheifs I would like to know @ age. One I have out now is banner 3-9x32 no. 0104234 with bdc. I don't know if there are a list for this.

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Well, right off the bat, BDC didn't come out until the seventies.  They did have a ranging feature on some scopes in 1968, but bullet drop compensation started around 1975.  
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Ed will always have good information on a topic like this... Ed has dated more scopes than just about anybody... he's dated lots of oddities...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Ed will always have good information on a topic like this... Ed has dated more scopes than just about anybody... he's dated lots of oddities...


In fact he's a dated oddity!!!

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Thank you all!

I didn't know when bdc came about but didn't think it was in the 70s. As for dating I was thinking there may have been some type of numerical ordering to the model #.
Also if on the left side below top adjuster it says Banner by Bushnell is that 60s / 70s.

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I don't know.  The Banner line started in 1961 as a less expensive line of scopes.  They all said Banner on them...over the years they probably changed the labels a little.  I don't know when they said 'Banner by Bushnell'.... anyway, it's old for a scope...

I have a neat old Weaver Challenger scope from like 1970.  It's a nice little scope ( 2X-7X) but it has a lot of glare.  It doesn't matter where you are, there's glare on both lenses.  Sometimes those older scopes are just 'too old'!   
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I prefer to date younger ones, fewer scratches and dents, internals are usually cleaner too, work better.

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