Jon, I have had a 4200 Elite 4-16x50, and 6-24x40 for about 1 year, so it is a bit early for me to make a definitive assessment about them. However, like Jerry Teo in the post above, I love the optics, and believe that they are excellent value for money.
So far the tracking has been reliable, and there has been no point of impact changes. However, I do wish that both scopes were a bit shorter and lighter, and had more vertical adjustment, but I knew these dimensions before I bought them.
I recently noted on the Bushnell website at this link, http://www.bushnell.com/products/rif...s/42-6242p.cfm
that Bushnell has released a new 4200 6-24x40 model (42-6242P) with side focus. This model weighs 17.6 ounces, is 13 inches in length, eye relief of 4.6 inches, and has 40 inches of adjustment.
Yesterday, when asking about the new Bushnell model, a local gunshop employee (in South Oz) mentioned to me that the reliability of the mechanics (cam gear) used in the side focus was a concern, and that he would recommend using the adjustable objective focus in all but the most expensive scopes.
I realise that it is very early to make an assessment of the scope, but after reading many of your posts in forums, I value your opinion, and wondered if you have made an assessment of this new model. Also, are you able to sell and ship scopes to Oz?
Ps: Tomorrow after chronographing the Wildcats in my 257W, I hope to set up a target at 300 yards, set each scope on 12x, focus them, and then compare the optics of my Nightforce 8-32x56, Kahles 3-12x56, my two 4200 models mentioned above, and an old Tasco MagIV 4-16x50. Is that a realistic way of comparing the optics of these scopes?