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I've been lurking around here for a couple weeks reading everything I could on scopes.  I'm replacing the scope on my model 700 adl .270 and just assumed i'd go with nikon or leupold.  The scope that is on it now is an old Redfield Ultimate Illuminator 3-12x56.  The scope is extremely big and extremely heavy and on top of that it performs horribly in low light these days and the reticle is about as sharp as a crayon.  I decided a 3-9x40 is all the scope i need for whitetail hunting in south alabama. Thanks to the info i read on this forum i was guided away from a buckmaster or vx-1 and towards a 4200.  I went to my local bps today and looked through one side by side with the other two scopes and it wasn't even close. Needless to say i came straight home ordered one (at $249 it is a ridiculous bargain). Again thanks for the help and i can't wait for it to get here and get it mounted.
 
ps-anyone recieved the free jacket? or know anything about it?
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the jacket is actually pretty nice, even up here in northern minnesota if works pretty well for rain and for what we consider cool weather, 50-60 degrees but yeah the coat is actually nice. congrats on the scope i know i love my 4200 elite.
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If you can download this it will help. Send it to your printer and your GTG.

http://www.bushnell.com/images/JacketCounterCard.pdf

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Good deal! Thunbs%20Up
Post pics when you get it mounted up, if you would please.
 
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thanks guys, i'll post pics as soon as i get it mounted
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I have the jacket and used it guiding last year.  I worked great.  I will be using it again this year while hunting.
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I got the jacket for one of my boys and he really likes it.
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Any of you guys mounted a 4200 or a 3200 3-9x40 on a model 700?  I'm using leupold std. mounts and rings.  From what i can tell i should go with the low rings.  Anyone else know any different?
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Low should give you ample clearance.  I mounted a 42mm using Leupold low rings on my model 700.
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My new 3-9x40 4200 came today.  Didn't have time to get to the smith to have it put on but i thought i'd post a couple pics of the before.  This is my remington m700 adl .270 with the Redfield Ultimate Illuminator (aka hubble telescope).  I can't wait to get the new one mounted.  I could never properly cheek the rifle and it weighs a ton.  Not to mention i think the optics are crap.
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okay, i don't know why it doesn't work.  it shows up when i upload them into my message but when i preview they disapear.

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Make sure the file size is correct
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I'm pretty new to the world of scopes (the first one i've purchased).  Are those Leupold mounts and bases?  I like the style and would simple like to buy new rings in a low height.
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Those look like Redfield bases although it is tough to see with the size of the picture. Any Leupold STD ring will fit those bases. You should be able to get away with a low ring on the 40mm Elite.
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Does that rifle have the steel butt plate on it?
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Does that rifle have the steel butt plate on it?
 
Yeah, i've got a .243 just like it.  Both were given to me by my grandfather. I hunted with the .243 for years and then switched to the .270.  I've tried to find out a manufature date on them both but they don't fit into the remington "blackpowderx" code.
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I couldn't tell you unless I call up my brother.  He has a Rem 700 270 that looks almost exactly like that.  Got the steel butt plate.  Never did like shooting that one.  I'll take my light weight mauser 98.
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On 8/9/99, stopped stamping the barrels with the date code. They continued to mark the date code on the end flap of the shipping box. They resumed stamping the date code on the barrel on 10/1/01.

If your gun is in those years, you would need to look at the box.
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Yeah, i found that, i have the remington firearms book and it was no help. The thing is that I know they are older than that because i hunted with the .243 and .270 before those years. 
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 Nice .... clean Remi !  They're darn good rifles for the money .... tested in every climate and condition .... through many actual WAR zones ..... dependable as the devil . Some waste alot of money on overhyped other brands .
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I'd love to get one in .243 for a great price then re-barrel to a .260.  I'd then put on one of the newer recoil pads and a Conquest 3-9X40!  Gee..... I think I got aroused thinking about that Devil
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i was mistaken, i got confused earlier when i said it had a steel buttplate.  It's plastic, I don't know why i said it was steel.  Anyways, got the scope mounted today for the price of the leupy rings i bought.  Guy even removed the front sight and put in filler screws for me then cleaned the surface rust from underneath.  I'll post pics later today.

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