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I have a buddy looking to buy a scope for his Browning bolt action 7mm mag. Knowing him he is not wanting to spend a bunch of money. Around here alot of people will spend 800 to a 1000 one a good gun but hate to spend over 100 on a scope. Just pisses me off. Oh yeah I shot the Browning and asked if it had been cleaned so I could start fresh to sight it in for him. He said no. I asked if he knew how to take the bolt out. He said no. I told him well when you clean it clean it from the action end and not the muzzle end, so you don't mess up the crown of the barrel. I said so you never took the bolt out so you must have been cleaning from the muzzle end, he said no I DON'T EVEN OWN A CLEANING KIT.Shocked You got to be kidding me. He's had the rifle for at least 10 years. Now you know what I'm dealing with. Anyways. So I told him there is alot of praise on the bushnell elite series. Would the 3200 be good for this gun say in a 4-12 power, all he does is deer hunt with this gun. What's ya'lls thought on this. Give some opinions to work with. Thanks guys.
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  I've dealt with a few like your friend before. LOL  Can be frustrating!

  The price of a 3200 4-12 is $320 at SWFA.  If it was me I'd go another $80 for this:

 
 
   
 
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Bushnell made a Elite 3200 with a 3-9x50 30 mm tube with a post reticle.This scope has given me many years of good deer hunts.The post reticle is very good in low light.
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Either the 3200 has gone downhill or it was overrated in the first place. I have a 7-21X Elite and am not that impressed. Just had it and a 6-18 Buckmaster out on a gloomy evening for a side-by-side; the Nikon resolution and light-gathering were much better. Also, after using side focus for a while, AO seems like kind of a pain. If your buddy doesn't hunt much in wet weather and might not miss the Rainguard, the Bush. Legend is almost as good as the 3200 for several $ less, and lenses are still fully multi-coated.
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Well I finally talked my buddy into buying a new scope for his Browning 7mm. I told him about the bushnells scopes but he decided to purchase a Zeiss 3-9x50 Z600.Excellent Going to take the Nikon off of the Browing 7mm and put it on his sons Remington 270 bolt action. His son is needing it pretty bad. I was going to sight in his sons gun that has a simmons scope on it. Well I got the gun setup on the bags first then went to check for paralax. HOLLY CRAP!!!!! Without touching the gun looking thru the scope I moved my head side to side and the crosshair would acutally move off of the 48"x48" cardboard target at 100yrds. Thats terrible!! Not only that but when I would turn the power ring which is a 3-9, I could not get both. If I could see the crosshair I couldn't see the target or if I turned it to see the taget then the crosshair would fade out. WhackoI just told him I wasn't going to waste my time or his ammo. So now he has a new Zeiss coming and his son will get his Nikon. Oh!!! I almost forgot he is going to be proud owner of a gun cleaning kit to. Proud to see the gun will finally get a good cleaning for the first time in it's life. I'm wondering! Has his truck ever seen a oil change.Big Grin 
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  GLAD to see he bought what could probably be the last scope he'd ever need.  Of course that's no fun but I hope you get my point.
 
 
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Originally posted by hawkman hawkman wrote:

I have a buddy looking to buy a scope for his Browning bolt action 7mm mag. Knowing him he is not wanting to spend a bunch of money. Around here alot of people will spend 800 to a 1000 one a good gun but hate to spend over 100 on a scope. Just pisses me off. Oh yeah I shot the Browning and asked if it had been cleaned so I could start fresh to sight it in for him. He said no. I asked if he knew how to take the bolt out. He said no. I told him well when you clean it clean it from the action end and not the muzzle end, so you don't mess up the crown of the barrel. I said so you never took the bolt out so you must have been cleaning from the muzzle end, he said no I DON'T EVEN OWN A CLEANING KIT.Shocked You got to be kidding me. He's had the rifle for at least 10 years. Now you know what I'm dealing with. Anyways. So I told him there is alot of praise on the bushnell elite series. Would the 3200 be good for this gun say in a 4-12 power, all he does is deer hunt with this gun. What's ya'lls thought on this. Give some opinions to work with. Thanks guys.
 
Maybe he will take $50 for the rifle.   Bucky
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Well got the Zeiss 3-9x50 Z600 mounted up today on the Browning A bolt. Very happy with the fit. Between the barrel and 50mm objective you can slide a piece of paper between them but not a post card "perfect"  about as close as you can get without touching. Using 2 piece Leupold mounts High rings. Good info in case someone is looking to do the same setup on a A-bolt. Haven't got to shoot it yet, probably this weekend. This is the first time to actually get to look thru a Zeiss conquest. Amazing clarity in the glass. The Z600 reticule is smaller than I thought it would be. While I have the Zeiss with me I think I will compare it with the 10HD I have on my rifle. From what I can remember, in the daytime I don't think I will see much difference but I will look and compare them together. I know the Zeiss will probably be better than the 10HD on low light  but not by much. I will report back and give my opinion. Of coarse opinions are like a@#holes everyones got oneBig Grin.
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Originally posted by lewwetzel lewwetzel wrote:

Either the 3200 has gone downhill or it was overrated in the first place. I have a 7-21X Elite and am not that impressed. Just had it and a 6-18 Buckmaster out on a gloomy evening for a side-by-side; the Nikon resolution and light-gathering were much better. Also, after using side focus for a while, AO seems like kind of a pain. If your buddy doesn't hunt much in wet weather and might not miss the Rainguard, the Bush. Legend is almost as good as the 3200 for several $ less, and lenses are still fully multi-coated.

other than the lens coatings they are the same scope pretty much.
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Well today I finally got to sight in the Zeiss 3-9x50 Z600. Glass looked good and clear. Compared it with my 10HD Super Sniper scope and to tell the truth I didn't see much if any difference in clarity. This was done on a pretty sunny day. I'm sure the Zeiss would come out better than the SS towards dark, plus it having the 50mm obj. I like the Zeiss don't get me wrong but I would not trade my SS for it. The reason being is the paralax. I know it's paralax free at 300yrds but I sighted it in at 100yrds. At 9 power and adjusting the eye piece I could never get rid of it. The only way to calm down the dancing reticule was to turn it down to 5 or less. So in a way I was a little disappointed with it. I like to dial up the power and see as much of the bullet hole as possible. I'm sure this scope shines better at longer distances but didn't have a longer range spot to try it. So in my honest personal opinion I would take another 10HD SS any day over the Zeiss. I'm sure the Zeiss would please someone else but I myself won't buy one of these types.
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The way our Aussie dollar is travelling at the moment compared to the U.S. Dollar (almost at parity) I thought, to hell with the 3200, i'm getting a 4200!!! I've got a 2.5-10x40 and a 4-16x40(SF) on order.
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