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I'm a long time lurker and first time poster.  I really need some help picking a scope for a new Savage LRPV in 6mmBR.  I know these scopes show up in quite a few topics, but I still haven't made up my mind.  Here's the choices:
 
1. Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 mil dot.
2. Nikon Monarch 6-24x50 fine cross-hair.
 
The costs are within about $20.00 of each other,  I haven't figured out any major pros or cons that would make me choose one over the other.  I have both a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44 and Bushnell Elite 3200 7-21x40, and I'm satified with both.  Nikon seems to have slightly better glass.
 
I haven't found much info on either of these paticular scopes, but from what I read they have very similar quality.
 
I'm pretty much stuck on these two, but feel free to offer up any other suggestions. 
 
Thanking everyone in advance...
 
Mike
 
 
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Welcome to The OT, Mike!!
 
As you stated, both scopes will be fairly similar optically, but you are looking at a Mil Dot and a Fine Cross Hair reticles.  
Two different animals.
 
The 4200 comes with a dot reticle.
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I know the reticles are different, but the Bushnell only comes with the mil-dot.  I somewhat prefer the fine cross hair since I'll be mostly using the elevation knob. 
 
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Originally posted by milomad milomad wrote:

I know the reticles are different, but the Bushnell only comes with the mil-dot.  I somewhat prefer the fine cross hair since I'll be mostly using the elevation knob. 
 
Mike
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Won't go wrong either way, but for me- 4200 wins out

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First welcome to the OT.  Second, great rifle choice in a great caliber.  What will you be shooting, targets primarily, hunting or both?
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OK, this is the scope your interested in, Mike? 

Is this the "tactical" 4200?
 
When I said the 4200 comes with a dot, I was referring to this unit.
 
The Nikon comes with side focus, a sun shade, target knobs, and a fine cross hair reticle.
 
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Do you "need" 24X?  At what distances will you be shooting?

There may be better options.

If you want the "quick n' dirt" opinion, without all the information, I'd go with the 4200.  With more info, that would probably change to something not on the list.  I have owned both scopes, liked the 4200 more.
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I'll be shooing mostly prairie dogs at distances <500 yards.   I was happy with the 20x Nikon and 21x Bushnell at 300 yards, but always had the power turned all the way up for the longer shots.   The 6mmBR should give me more range than my 223, so I figure more power would come in handy. 
 
Mike  
 
 
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