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I have just purchased a H&R USH Deluxe 20 gauge slug gun and am searching for some optics to put on it. My top 2 choices are the 2 listed at top below. Or I could step down a little and go for the Prostaff or the Rifleman. What are yall's opinions on these 4 scopes?

I had narrowed down my choice to the Leupold 2-7x33 Shotgun or the Bushnell Elite 3200 2-7x32 Shotgun. I like what I've read about the Raingard on the Bushnell. I haven't been able to find the % light transmission of the Bushnell versus the Leupold but believe the Bushnell might be higher due to it having multicoated lenses and the Leupold not having them. The only thing I dislike about the Bushnell is the rubber ring around the eyepiece. I just don't like to see a scope with a rubber ring - I've had them come off and lost them before. I have Leupold Vari-X-II 3-9x40 scopes on my Model 7 (7mm-08) and my Model 700 MLS muzzleloader. I most recently purchased a VX1 3-9x40 for my CVA Kodiak muzzleloader. I have really liked all 3 of them. Should I add another Leupold to the family or change it up and put the Bushnell on my 20 gauge USH Deluxe? What are any other advantages/disadvantages of each? Or should I save a few $$ and go with the Riflman or Prostaff?


Leupold VX1 2-7x33 shotgun - $199
Bushnell 3200 2-7x32 shotgun - $169
Leupold 2-7x32 Rifleman - $149
Nikon 2-7x32 ProStaff Shotgun - $129
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2005 at 07:36
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I think the Bushnell 3200 may have an edge in the quality of the glass.

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Went with the Leupold VX1 shotgun with heavy duplex reticle. The slightly thicker reticle will be nice in lower light situations. Additionally when comparing the Elite 3200 to the VX1 side/side, IMHO there is really no comparison - the VX1 wins out on overall looks, design, clarity, and brightness. The only thing the 3200 had over the VX1 was the Rainguard coating and a very, very slight price difference.

I'm not sure what the % light transmission is on the 2 as far as the numbers go, or the quality of the glass in each, or the quality of the coatings used.  But if the 3200 has higher/better numbers, I'm wondering if they are based on the same normalized scale.  I know there are some die-hard Bushnell 3200 Elite folks out there and some die hard Leupold folks, but the Leupold VX1 won out on this one.
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I have recommended before and will do so again the Weaver V3 for this application.  I have had one on my 12 ga, H and R ultra slug gun for years and it never needs adjustment and allows ragged one hole groups at 100 yarda on 3X. It is a real bargain at the price(and it pays to check around for the best price).

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Now which Leupold Rifleman rings - medium or high for this scope/gun combo.  I bought the high first and it is aok.  I have the spur on the hammer and there might be enough clearance for the medium.  Which one is recommended?
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