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I havent had a new scope in 15 years and I know that the quality of optics has changed drastically so I need some advice. I have had a simmons 3-10-44mag for all of these years without a single problem. I havent had to sight it in in 15 years. But its clearness and at low light I couldnt see very well. My buddies could still see deer in our food plots and I couldnt. They all own Bushnell. But I was thinking on maybe these 4 scopes.I would like a scope that is very clear and works well at dusk and dawn.
Simmons Aetec 4-14-44
Nikon prostaff 3-9-50
leupold vx1 3-9-50
Bushnell 3200 series in 3-9-50
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

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+++1! This scope is a steal and is equal to scopes costing twice as much.
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Next question?? We have all sorts of answers on this forum.
Marriage, fianance, career, you name it!
 
Don't let the name "Optics Talk" fool ya. Wink
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+2, I have two of them and just love the 4200
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I hate my 4200's, all six of them.............grin
 
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Squeezer says,,,,,,,,,,,,"GET THE 3X9 ELITE 4200".....................BEST BUY for the bucks!!! Better than your original 4 choices!!!!!!.........................HEY! If mine is still available on the sample list; go for it!!!
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4200 elites rock!!
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Its unanimous the Bushnell 4200 takes it for best value. Thunbs%20Up
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

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+++1! This scope is a steal and is equal to scopes costing twice as much.
 
 Hummmm ..... that's a bit debateable ..... twice the price ????  Shocked
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Yep, I agree with Doug.
Optically, the 4200 is easily right up there with the "over $500" scopes.
 
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I would go with the Sightron Big Sky 4x16x42.  I don't need to use a spotter when shooting paper at 200 yds because I can see my 30-06 bullet holes clearly.
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Elite 4200 is the way to go.  Another choice is the Nikon 3x9 Primos, 199.95 or Sightron SII 3x9 42mm at the same price.  The Elite has a hydrophobic coating on the external lenses which beads off water giving it a slight edge to the others.  But, optically all are about the same.  Do not buy the Simmons, it is not the Simmons of old.  Search for some of my recent posts on a recently purchased Simmons.  Chicom crap.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Yep, I agree with Doug.
Optically, the 4200 is easily right up there with the "over $500" scopes.
 
 
     Shocked     .............   that's a bit debateable to say the least .... how far over ?  Even the ones on sale ???????  That's a big range of selection !    This%20Much
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i dont know, i think the 4200 is for its price is very easily up there with the $500 scopes, its every bit as good as the zeiss conquest, and its gotta be close enough to be worth a lot more, its close to ior and meopta as well which are twice the price.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

its close to ior and meopta as well which are twice the price.


Having all three, I would say the 4200 is not even in the same league as the IOR and my Meopta is also noticeably better and it is the Artemus 3000 not even the Meostar.  Evening time is where you will really see the difference.  I have used a couple of my IOR's in evening/night classes and they have worked wonderfully for that.  
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im not saying its better, im saying that for $249 it takes a scope like those to show its true value, sorry i didnt explain better
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

im not saying its better, im saying that for $249 it takes a scope like those to show its true value, sorry i didnt explain better


I can definitely agree with that, I love both my 4200's.  For a great value hunting scope it's impossible to beat.
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Originally posted by mercenary1947 mercenary1947 wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Yep, I agree with Doug.
Optically, the 4200 is easily right up there with the "over $500" scopes.
 
 
     Shocked     .............   that's a bit debateable to say the least .... how far over ?  Even the ones on sale ???????  That's a big range of selection !    This%20Much
 
Should have been more clear. Yeah, the "over $500" thing is a little vague. Clown
 
The sale 4200 for $250 is equal to a scope costing $500. 
Conquest and VX 3 namely.
 
(Vague references, flippant comments and generalizations may work elsewhere, but it just don't cut it on this forum.)   Wink
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 Yea trick ..... it ain't up there with a $2,000.00 ZEISS ..... Bucky    for the price it smokes the leupolds anywhere near that price or alot more . Well I'd have to say near "SOME " of the just over $500.00 scopes ... not all of them .... sorry buddy .... have looked and shot through a couple at the club range ... for $250.00 ... great deal .... but i would'nt give $500.00 plus if they were'nt on sale . Optics are very good .... and reliability .... but rainguard is NOT a selling point for me . That does'nt blow the value up for what I look for in a scope . For that price in a leupold " $250.00 " all you're getting is a lowest end model good for a common .22 .... not even a .22 match rifle . Gonna put on my bullet proof vest ... kevlar helmet and my flack jacket for responses ..... Hiding
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