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I am looking at a long range shooter for my 30-378 weatherby, within a reasonable price range and have narrowed it down to a sightron sII 4x16 42 vs either the bushnell elite 4200 in the same variable in the 40 or 50 mm objective.  Both have gotten rave reviews.  Any comments would be appreciated.
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Get the one with longer eye relief.  With that flamethrower, you'll need it.

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Dolphin: I have onely hands on experience with the Bushnell 4200 Elite and yes it gets great reviews because it has fantasic optics. I trust Koshkin's advice he has always been helpful so I am sure the Sightron is also a very good scope.  I also have to agree that you should look for the longest eye relief possible since a 30-378 will rock pretty good.

 

Just a suggestion have you looked at the Zeiss Conquest? Its got great glass and it has a pretty long eye relief.

 

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I have looked at the Zeiss, too much money.  But more importantly, I will be shooting 500 to a 1000 yards for whitetail deer in NC.  I have gotten tired of the typical 125 to 200 yard shot and have researched the ins and outs extensively and have even customized a quad pod for a bench rest.  We have to be 8 feet above the ground.  The elevation adjusments on the Zeiss, total is 46 moa and at most I may need 25 to 26 in the upward direction at 1000 yards.  Obviously this is an extreme case, but both the Bushnell and Sightron meet those needs.  Believe it or not, Swarovski, in that variable range in the American line series depending on wether you choose the 4x12 or the 6x18 only has 43 and 47 moa of elevation adjustment.  I know that for most people this is of little consideration, but in this case it is very important.  Actually I ordered the Bushnell and told the sales person prior to the decision what I was going to use is for and he asked how I was going to cant the scope.  Then I told him what caliber I was shooting.  Exactly unfamilar with the caliber, as many people are, I explained it was a slight step up from the 300Wby. and then he understood I did not need to cant the scope.  The Bushnell has 56 moa of elevation of adjustment and at 8 feet of height off of the ground also will automatically give me a small amount of built in elevation.  For that I will depend on my laser range finder (Leupold RXIV and my Exbal pocket pc ballistics calculator).  Still waiting for my 165grain NoslerBT cartridges from CPC, which should arrive next week as well as the scope.  Kind of funny.  I have a brand new Mueller 4X16 50 Sport Dot mounted on the rifle already, but have gotten nervous about it, especially after I talked to the owner of the company.  He had a return mounted on a 300wby.  However, I spoke to him before buying the scope and he thought it would handle the recoil of the rifle.  The second time around he recommended the Tac II.  One more thing.  The eye relief on the Bushnell and Sightron is 0.1 inches longer than the Zeiss.  I probably will get the crescent moon gash anyway.  Thanks for the advice.  Have a good season.
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