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I have a Remington Model 700 in  300RSAUM, A friend gave me a Bushnell Trophy 3x9x40 scope that he no longer needed. Will this scope take the pounding this caliber will dish out?
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The trophy line is fairly stout, only time will tell if it holds up.  If it were me, I wouldn't want to chance it, range and hunting time are to valuable.
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maybe for a little while, a friend of mine had one on a .270win wby vanguard and it lasted him a couple of weeks then it wouldnt hold zero, i have one on my .22-250 and its been there for a year but thats hardly a kicking rifle. your probably going to want to step up to at least the legend line if not the 3200 elite line to be safe.
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Ditto.  I'd look at the Elite 3200, that Pyro mentioned....or a Nikon Team Primos (which I like a little better)
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yes the team primos is a good one also, i really like mine
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I give that Trophy a good year of pounding before it starts to do the two-step.
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I know several folks that have'em on 30-06's and so far--no issues with 5 years or more  years of service ..However, I am talking about 20 rd.s a year for them ....
 
I have one on my son H&R 223 and it works just fine ,, but for your 300, I'd probably move up to a 3200 Elite, Primos Monarch or a 4200 elite 3-9
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It may, It may not. I can't argue with the advise you've been given here. That is a rather notorious kicker that you are shooting. I would stay with the 3200, or 4200 Elites, and the Nikon Monarchs (Primos is a Monarch), unless you have the means to pony up a bit more.
Then again, you may be lucky and get a scope that will hold up just fine. I can't say that I trust the newer Banners which are lower than the Trophy line. I do have an older Banner on a 300 Mag and it's been doing just fine for quite a few years now. And well over 600 rds sent down range.
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Since it was a free-bee to you, milk it (at the range only) until something gives out on it. I wouldn`t take it on a hunt though. You wouldn`t want to take the chance of losing zero between your sight in shots and your kill shot.
 
 
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