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Elite 3200 scopes are pretty sturdy and reliable and have decent glass.

In this price range they compete directly against Nikon Buckmaster and Burris Fullfield II.  I think that both Buckmaster and Fullfield II offer more for the money than Elite 3200.

It would generally be helpful to have more information about your budget and the application for the scope.  It is easier to make a recommendation that way.

If you are simply looking for a good 3-9x40 or similar scope for not a lot of money, I would stongly recommend taking a close look at Sightron S2 3-9x42 which can be found for around $200 or so.  It may be worth your while to give SWFA a call and see if they can find you one.

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Originally posted by lilbunnyfoofoo lilbunnyfoofoo wrote:

I have $250 to spend.
 

 all of the scopes I have had in the past were constantly out of adjustment,  and were always fogged up, especially when I needed to use them.  700 lb elk wait for me to wipe off my lens hey where did it go?
 

What kind of scopes did you have in the past?

 

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you can run after a deer and get within 5 yards? impressive.

 

i vote buckmaster or FFII - i have heard good things about sightron though.

 

the 3200 is not nearly as good as the 4200's.

 

good luck.

 

you don't need a scope if you can get that close to deer....use a 12 gauge w/ buckshot.

 

J

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If it helps my son has a 3200, 2-7x32 on his Savage 338. We have shot this rifle a lot and never had a problem with the scope.  The Rainguard has come in handy as well during November deer hunt.  I have no problem recommending it.  Glass appears ok to my eyees.
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What's wrong with the Sightron?  The scope I would recommend is Sightron S2 3-9x42.  It is a well made Japanese scope and in your price range, it is hard to beat.

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Have to agree with Koskin on this one, the Sightron Sll series are very nice scopes.

 

4200

 

 

  • Rainguard
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Magnum recoil-proof construction
  • One-piece hammer-forged tube
  • 100% waterproof/fogproof/shockproof construction
  • Dry-nitrogen filled
  • 1/4 M.O.A. or finer fingertip, audible/resettable windage and elevation adjustment
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    3200

     

  • Rainguard
  • Multi-coated optics
  • Magnum recoil-proof construction
  • One-piece aluminum tube
  • 100% waterproof/fogproof/shockproof construction
  • Dry-nitrogen filled
  • 1/4 M.O.A. fingertip, audible/resettable windage and elevation adjustment
  • Fast-focus eyepiece
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    S2

     

    Sightron S2 Scope 3-9x 42mm Plex Reticle Matte


    S2 Rifle Scopes feature 1/4 MOA ExacTrack windage and elevation adjustments to keep your scope zeroed under heavy recoil. They also come with 1-piece main tube construction and lenses coated with ZACT-7 Revcoat to produce a sharp, clear sight picture no matter the lighting conditions. Covered under Sightron's Lifetime Replacement Warranty, these S2 Scopes are waterproof, fogproof and shockproof.

     

    Sightron or 4200

     

    Rob

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    For $250 budget, the 3x9 42OO Elite  is an excellent value and tough to beat, I have extensive experience with 3200's and 4200's and have found them totally reliable, with the nod going to the 4200 with the better glass. I disagree that the FF2 or Buckmaster have better optics , but concur that the FF2 is a reliable product.

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    I have had a 3200 2-7 on a T/C Encore .50 cal muzzle loader for about 5 years. The glass is OK for it's intended use and has functioned flawlessly.
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    I agree, the Sightron SII and SI for that matter are excellent scopes.  I am not sure why you are ruling these out.  But, for your benefit, I have an Elite 3200 10x 40mm on my Wby. 300 mag. and it has not failed me yet.  It handles the recoil well.  I have never performed the box test, never felt the need to.  It is a relatively light rifle and recoil is strong and it shoots 1 inch groups at 100 yards.  Optically to be honest, I cannot tell the difference, from the standpoint of my eyes, to my Elite 4200 4x16 50mm, in day light.  I am like you, I do not trust any scope to pass the box test.  I have tried alot, from inexpensive to what I believe is expensive and I am not really impressed.  Too much variation with respect to the ammo, barrel heat, shooter, using a rest, rifle accuracy, etc.  Maybe I am just a crappy shot.
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    When I compared the Sightron with a Leupold VX-lll compact that I hunted with, and saw the Sightron's price, I thought there was a pricing mistake.  I had intended to put at least VX-ll on my 270 WSM and expected to pay a lot more money.  What's odd is that even the guys behind the gun counter at SWH didn't really know what it was.  They all shrugged and said they'd never had one come back but didn't know much about them.

     

    At $200 it was too good to pass up, and It is performing flawlessly.  I suggest at least comparing that scope to some of the others side, by side and see how it looks to you.  To my eye it's clearer and sharper than anything I've looked at for less than $400.  I'm sure there are other excellent choices out there, but this one I can attest to personally. 

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    For the present time, I think the Sightron SII is the "best bang for the buck" scope out there.

     

    I had 4 Leupold's, all sold in the past year.

     

    Leupold Replacements

    (2) New Burris Sig Select (excellent scope if I could get rid of the BPlex)

    (1) New Meostar (awsome optics but lacks eye refief for the mag cartriges)

    (1) New Sightron SII (great scope all the way around for the price)

     

    I don't have the best trained eye but, all 3 are very good although the Meostar is a bit better opticaly.

     

    Other scopes I have and compared Leupold all VX-III (sold), Nikon Buckmaster, (4)old Tasco World Class Plus (Japanese Made),(2) Simmons Aetec (pre-meade)

     

    Never owned a Monarch or VX-II so I can't comment on them much. I spent 5 minutes looking through a VX-II at Gander Mountain and wasn't impressed, I thought the Nikon Pro Staff was equal to the VX-II.

     

    When the new Sightron scopes come out this year I will have a couple more. Anxious to get my hands on the new ones. Hopefully I can get them from SWFA.

     

    Rob

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    I've got 2 of the Elite 3200's both in the 5-15x one in 40mm and the other in 50mm.  Both are very nice scopes for the  $.  Don't think you can go wrong.   I have the 40mm on a 308win., my son's deer rifle, he loves it.  I have the other on my Remington 700 Etronx in 22-250AI.  The reason for the 50mm was to gather a little more light in the evening and morning for those wiley coyetes........  I don't think I could have a better choice, again for the bucks......It's birght, clear around the edges, even at the 15 power magnification.  Never has fogged, even on frosty desert mornings.  Don't get me wrong, I do have better scopes, but at nearly $800 I guess they have a right to be (Leupold 6.5-20x50mm LRT with varmint reticle), not in the same class.   But again, you can't go wrong with the Elite 3200......
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