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I just purchased a Ruger M77 heavy barreled target rifle in .308.  I will be using this rifle at the 300 yard range near my house to punch paper.  So, I am now trying to decide what scope to put on top of it.  As usual, I am on a budget and $$$ are a concern.  After some research I am considering the following scopes:


1.  Weaver Grand Slam 6X20.

2.  Bushnell 3200 Elite 7X21

3   Super Sniper 16X


I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 3X9 on my hunting rifle, so I am familiar with it-  it has been a good scope. 


The Super Sniper gets good reviews, however since it has a 30mm tube I would have to ditch the very good factory supplied 1" rings and buy new 30mm rings - this is a big negative to me. 


I am leaning toward the Weaver Grand Slam because I keep hearing such good things about this scope, and because I can use my existing 1" rings. In fact, I have not been able to find any negative reviews of the Grand Slam at anywhere. 


So, how does the Grand Slam compare to the Bushnell 3200?  Is the Grand Slam a good scope for the money?  How do these 2 scopes compare to the Super Sniper? 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/28/2005 at 14:15
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Grand Slam is a better scope than Elite 3200 (both glass and ajustments).


Super Sniper is a very different kind of animal (bright, clear and rugged tactical scope, but small exit pupil).  For paper punching I'd go with a Grand Slam.



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Dittos on the Grand Slam.  I have a SS-20.  My opinion on that scope differs from most here, and all that I can say is from what I have personally experienced.  First the good....from a mechanical standpoint it is truely an excellent scope.  I have absolutely no qualms about cranking it up and down, right and left.  It ALWAYS returns to zero  when adjusted back.  From an optical standpoint it is purely mediocre.  Resolution is not very good. My Tasco target scope is better.  The entire parallax range from up close to infinity is found between the 100 and the 300 yard mark on the scope, and perhaps worse of all is the glare.  It is quite bad when looking toward a sunset.  Glare is NOT a problem in good light however.  This is my second SS-20.  I sent the first one back for the same issues.  I just kept the second one and figured that it was a design issue.  To be honest, the great mechanical system is worth the price of the scope and I can live with the other shortcomings, even though I don't like them, but this scope is not the "cat's meow" optically, as I have read.  Now, I have never looked through a 10 or a 16 power model, so they could be very different.  To set the record straight, this is not a complaint against SWFA.  They were great to deal with on the return, and I fully plan on doing business with them again.......just not on another SS-20.

Good luck
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/30/2005 at 01:36
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I'll tripple that on the Grand Slam.  I have not handled the Super Sniper so I cant comment.  But I have handled the Bushnell 3200 and the Grand Slam, and I'd lean more to the Weaver.  I'd say its up a notch over the 3200 not quite a 4200 but a great scope.


I compared it to some other scopes that actually cost more than the Weaver and the Weaver GS was both brighter and clearer.   If you do a search on this forum you will find many people think the optics are great they just dont like the look of the adjustments, which I think (personal opinion) look fine.  Great scope for the money.



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