Elite 4200 2.5-10 x 40 or Elite 3200 3-9 x 50 with 30mm tube?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by G0vernor, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. G0vernor

    G0vernor Member

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    Which would be a better proposition for an all-around hunting rifle?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    For all around hunting, I would take the Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40. If you are planning on taking long shots than you may need the 30mm for more elevation.
     

  3. RBrowning

    RBrowning Well-Known Member

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    I put a Elite 4200 2.5-10x40 on my 257 weatherby and found it worked well. The only problem is it does not have target turrets for dialing in your long range shots. I moved it to a 22-250 walk around wood chuck gun and put another scope with target turrets on he Weatherby.

    Other than the lack of target knobs I liked the 4200. The adjustments were repeatable. The optics clear and I could pick out (and ocasionally hit!) the clay pigions out to 710 yards at 10X. Definatly enough magnification for a 5-600 yard deer gun.
     
  4. G0vernor

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    Thanks Jon and RBrowning!
    Any thoughts on Elite 4200 2.5-10 x 50 with 30mm tube?
     
  5. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    T3,

    I am assuming you are refering to the Illuminated Dot one. It is a nice scope, but I am not a big fan of the German #4 reticle, which this scope has. Also, during fading light, the illumination dial needs to be turned up very high to even start seeing the green illuminated dot. Other than that the scope is clear and a great scope.
     
  6. G0vernor

    G0vernor Member

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    Thanks Jon!
    Cheers
     
  7. dafooge

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    for the money i think the busnells elites have it going on, i have a 4200 on my 22-250 andi just mounted a 3200 firefly 3x9 on my 7400 rem 30-06 for deer and it is sweet,, ps the rain gaurd is a very nice feature also, and they throw in a cool leather and canvas optics bag to boot,,, [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. G0vernor

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    I am fairly new to scopes but I believe that “When you're on a good thing, stick to it”. I currently have 10x40mm Elite 3200 as well as 3-9 x 40 Elite 3200 and I am very happy with their performance. Accordingly, I have decided to get Bushnell Elite for what will be my first “big bore” (300 win mag most likely – and yes, I know it is not a true “big bore”) rifle. Looks like Elite 4200 2.5-10 x 40 is the one to get. [​IMG]