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I have a Tikka T3 stainless varmint in 308 that I really like because it's pretty lite weight for a 308 heavy barrel. I think a Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40 mil-dot would make a nice scope to keep the whole package lite and simple. I've read plenty about the optics wich most say is for the most part good but I hear few reports on the durability.  Anyone out there with experiance with this scope good and bad as far as being tough? ThanksSmile
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Experience with the 4200, none with the 3200.  I have a friend with one and he says it is not bad, but not great.  The 4200 is a considerable step up.

I do own several Tikka and really like them - best deal in rifles going.


Take the rings that came with it and throw them in the trash - worst rings I've ever used.  I recommend Talleys or Warnes.

A friend bought a Tikka, I told him the same thing, he didn't listen, ripped the pin right through the front of the ring, then he listened.

You might want to consider stepping up to the 4200, it is a great deal in optics, and would make a nice addition to a fine gun.  The Tikka deserves better than the 3200.
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You could also go to a Super Sniper if you are ok with a fixed power and the SS  is adjustable parallax where the 3200 is not.
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Thanks for the adive on the rings and the elite 4200 and Super Sniper. I'll have to give both of them a look. Big Smile
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As long as super sniper 10x scopes are available for me there isnt any question about it -  I own several of the SS and they are awesome.
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While I was in Iraq during OIF06-08, I acquired a Steyr SSG in .308. It was in a pile of AKs that our EOD team was about to destroy. I rescued it and set about getting an optic and rings for it. I could only find 1-inch rings and I bought a Bushnell 3200 10x40 Mildot from SWFA and had it shipped to our FOB. I mounted it up and set out for the range. The combination of low ring height and the huge windage knob caused ejection problems. My solution was to rotate the optic 90 degrees and use the elevation knob (now on the left) fot windage and the windage knob (now on top) for elevation. I shot about 2500 rounds thru that rifle in 15 months. The scope performed flawlessly and never lost zero, even after riding for hours cross-country in my HUMVEE. I normally carried an M107 or an M24 on combat missions, both equipped with Leupold Mark 4s and PVS 22s. I used to really enjoy going to the range with my beat up old Steyr and 200$ optic and smoking the sniper course with a perfect score while watching guys struggle with their 20,000$ SR25 systems. I think it is the best optic for the money out there. I have 3 of them and they all work great. BTW, the one I bought for the Steyr is still at work in Iraq. Hope this helps-

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I use a Bushnell 3200 Elite on my Remington 700 Varmint .233. And it does get the job done nicely.






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Welcome to The OT, DDrag50! Nice stick and excellent shooting!!
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Welcome to The OT, DDrag50! Nice stick and excellent shooting!!
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Thanks Cheaptrick. As you can see from my joined date I've been sitting in the back ground, and soaking up lot's of great info. But I'll put my two cents now and then.

Thanks for the welcome, DDrag50
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The blessing and curse of buying a new scope.....so many to choose from. Thanks for the replies guys.Smile
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