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I just picked up a new (discontinued) Elite 4200 for one of my back up rifles and wanted to know the difference in these coatings. They had a new Elite Rainguard HD for $50 cheaper than the 4200. Both were Japan models from LOW. So are the "HD" coatings different than the 4200? Would I be better off just getting the new Elite HD or sticking with the 4200. They look the same but I know the 4200 has a great track record. If they are the same I would rather have $50 bucks back and exchange it for a new Elite.

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Everyone will always claim the newer is better than the old. Save the $50. I've owned (6) 4200's (actually the first was a Bausch & Lomb 4200) and I've read that Bushnell has improved Rainguard 3 times since 1998 before they even changed the name to Rainuard " HD " which would be at least the 4th improvement of the coating. from what I understand, the biggest improvement was the durability of the coating, not really how much better it sheds water/fog.
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Thanks! I may just exchange it for the Elite. I Was thinking that since they combined the 4200 and 3200 it may not be as good as the original 4200. I'm sure it is just in my head....
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