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Bushnell 3200 vs. 4200

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Unread 07-16-2008, 08:40 PM
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Bushnell 3200 vs. 4200

Is there any difference in the glass between these two? How about the reticle? the reticle on my 5-15x40 3200 seems really thick to me.

Has anyone tested them side by side, or used both very extensively?
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    I have tested them both and they do have thick reticles. For the price I really like them but they are not the best for long range shooting you will need to get a 30moa base. ELITE 4200 6-24X50 SF Tactical Mil-Dot MAT is a better over all scope but the ELITE 3200 5-15x40mm Tactical Mil-Dot for a lot of shooters. I move the ELITE 3200 5-15x40mm Tactical Mil-Dot to my 10/22 and it work great for it or it would be great for a 223.

    Here is a photo of the ELITE 4200 6-24X50 SF Tactical Mil-Dot MAT. I tested.


    I recommend get a higher quality scope like a Leupold, Nikon, and so on. If you are looking for a low price scope that will do the job the Leupold MK2 work very nicely.


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    With an ELITE 4200 6-24X50 SF Tactical Mil-Dot would a 20 MOA base get you to 1,000 yards with a .308? Bill T.
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    With an ELITE 4200 6-24X50 SF Tactical Mil-Dot would a 20 MOA base get you to 1,000 yards with a .308? Bill T.

    With a 200 yard zero I need 31MOA to get to 1000. so with a 20MOA base that should be no problem at all.
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    Not to hijack the thread, but what about the 6500?

    4.5-30x and only $670 seems like a lot of bang for the buck if they are any good!

    I have a 3200 and my only complaint it the reticle. Facing toward Sunset the reticle tends to glow a bronze color and it is hard to use.....it is a big drawback, but it does mean that I am not using the Sun to my advantage

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    With an ELITE 4200 6-24X50 SF Tactical Mil-Dot would a 20 MOA base get you to 1,000 yards with a .308? Bill T.
    Even with a 20MOA base, I would say no. The Bushy 6-24x50 has only 50MOA in it. You need at least 40MOA from a 100 yard zero to be safe. Assuming you 100 yard zero with a perfectly centered reticle, that should give you 45 MOA. But you won't have a perfectly centered reticle with that scope/rifle.

    I say this as someone who has sold hundreds of IOR scopes with 60-70 MOA in them and has had numerous customers fail to reach 1000 yards even with a 20MOA base.

    The Bushy is not a 1000 yard optic, mechanically speaking. Period.

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    If I go with a 20 MOA base and 30 MM Burris Signature Zee Rings, the Zee rings come with .010 offset inserts. I think with the 20 MOA base, along with using a +.010 insert in the lower back ring, that should provide enough range with a 200 yard zero using 155 Gr. Sierra Matchking Palma Bullets in the .308 out to 1,000 yards. I'll be setting 2 Savage .308's up this way. A 10 FP with the Bushnell Elite 4200 Tactical, and a Savage 12 F/TR with a Leupold Mark IV 8.5-25X. Bill T.
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