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Newbie's first post.  Looking to scope my .223 NEF Handi Rifle with a 3-9x40.  Looking in the $200 range and found the Nikon Team Primos($199) and the Bushnell Elite 4200($249) from SWFA.  This will be used for bench rest shooting at 50 - 200 yards (mostly 100 yards).
Which scope do you like?
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First off, welcome to The OT, friend!  
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Between those two fine selections, I would take the 4200 with the
Multi-X reticle for the shooting you mentioned. In a close one. Wink
 
The "X" reticle of the 4200 will be a little more friendly for shooting groups, versus the BDC reticle, which is more geared for varmint or big game hunting.
 
Optically, both scopes will perform VERY closely.
If you had mentioned occasional varmint shoots or big game hunting, I'd gone with the Nikon.   
 
The 4200 also offers Rain Guard.
 
   


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Can't go wrong either way, but I am biased towards the 4200 Elite . Gotta like the Rainguard, and it's CS can't be worse than Nikon's .
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Cheaptrick hit the nail on the head. The 4200 is a fine choice and one of my favorites.
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Thanks for the input.  I think I am going to buy one of each.  I will put the Nikon Primos on my custom 10/22 and the Bushnell 4200 on my 223 NEF Handi Rifle.  I will shoot these for awhile, save up some more dough and then figure out what to put on my new Rem 700 VFS lefty.  Thanks for the advise............RRR
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Originally posted by rrrahm rrrahm wrote:

  I think I am going to buy one of each. 
 
Great idea!! Excellent
 
Lefties RULE, righties drool!!! Head%20Bang
 
 
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I agree that is a good decision, Then you have the excuse of needing a rifle to put the other on on.....Thunbs%20Up

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by rrrahm rrrahm wrote:

  I think I am going to buy one of each. 

 

Great idea!! Excellent

 

Lefties RULE, righties drool!!! Head%20Bang

 


 

I REALLY like that rifle. I have no left-handed rifles, but shoot both ways. That set-up really makes me want one.

you need to turn the scope over like Meathead's, though.

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I like both scopes but wouldn't put either on a 22. For a 22lr plinker/hunteryou want a rimfire or shotgun scope. Something with the parallax set for 50yds not 100yds like these centerfire scopes. If you want a fine 3-9 for your 22 look at the Weaver RV9 3-9x32 with AO rimfire scope.
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