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I am shopping for a scope to use for silhouette use.  I am limited to roughly $3-400.  What I am considering is:

Weaver Grand slam = 800469, 6-20x40, Plex Dot

Weaver V = 849411, 6-24x42, Plex Dot

Bushnell 4200 series= 426243A, 6-24x40, Dot

The first question I have is are all these finger adjustable turrets?  The Grand slam calls theirs "low profile target style finger controls" I do not know what the Bushnell and Weaver V series offer. Could someone rank these three with regards to suitability for turret adjustment? 

The second variable I need to consider is the repeatability of the settings; is there a leader in this department? I think the Grand Slam gets good marks here but I am not sure about the others.

Thirdly, comparing the Weavers equipped with a "Plex Dot" and the Bushnell with a Dot reticle - which dot is larger and by how much?  I think I am reading the dot size to be 1/4 MOA on the Bushnell but the graphic on the web page is not clear enough for me to tell whether it is 3/4 or 1/4 MOA.  And I have no idea what the Weaver dot size is.

And finally, am I correct that the lowest AO settings are - GS = 50' V = 50' and the Bushnell 4200 = 50 yards?

Thanks for any help.

 

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MD10/22,

 

The three scopes you are considering are real close in comparison optically, and mechanically, however you will get more for your money going with a quad power range (6-24).

 

All three scopes have the low profile target style adjustments with hash marks and numbers.  In the price range you are looking, tracking and repeatability are a given.

 

The dot size in all three scopes is extremely small and being a variable power the dot will subtend different moa on different powers.

 

Finally, the A/O on the G.S goes down to 15 yards, the Elite goes down to 20 yards and the Classic goes down to 50 feet.  Below are some links with further specifications.

 

http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=849411

 

http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=426243A

 

http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=800469



Thanks,
David





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David,

Thank you for the information. I will need to chew on this a bit before I decide. 

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