I have decided to push the boat out and get me a new Bushnell elite 4200 but I really do not know which one to go for I shoot mainly for pest control and a small amount of targets for fun using an AA 410k any help you can offer would be most welcome
I agree with Dave, the 6-24X40 is the one to go for. I've not seen another scope at the price that can match the brightness, sharpness and contrast.
My only gripe (and it is a small one) is that it is pretty sensitive to eye position at 24X.
Oh, and get one from the US - even after tax and shipping they are about half the UK price.
Agreed, I have the exact one on my AA410K. Lovely, 6x for hunting above for the range.Originally Posted by Davestate
This gun is so light, I found it felt so much better with the bushnell on it rather than the 1.5-5x20wtc I previously had on it. In fact, it is not *too* heavy even with the bipod on, better off though.
I might but another bushnell elite for the .308, probably go for a 3200 though as the optics are the same, but the range of magnification is smaller (3x as opposed to 4x).
The opticswarehouse are selling them at not much more that the imported us site, I would consider them for sure.Originally Posted by TER...
Optics Warehouse = £350Originally Posted by andy_scouser
Bear Basin (US, inc. TAX and shipping) = ~£280
When buying from the US, you always take the gamble of having to send it back over there for a warranty repair, but how often does that happen?
Also the opticswarehouse one doesn't claim to be the mil-dot version
I rang him a few weeks back, they didn't have the mil-dot version in stock but had just placed an order with bushnell, so they should have some now.Originally Posted by Darren Petts
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When buying from the US, you always take the gamble of having to send it back over there for a warranty repair, but how often does that happen?[/QUOTE]
Sorry TER, but it has a lifetime warranty and, if you read it, you will see that if you have a problem with your Elite you just have to carry the scope to the local Bushnell representative. Only the scope, nothing else. No matter where you bought it or whom you bought it from
Believe me, I now it from experience.
Have you tried SWFA ?
What or who are SWFA?Originally Posted by Gary C
i have just bought a bushnell elite 3200 5-15x50 to go on my s410k i have only shot a few targets in the garden so far but compared to the hawke pro stalk i was using before it is sooooooo nice
Its the 6-24x40 for me then and as I am going to San diego for xmas I will buy it there Thanks to you all
The turret adjustment on the 6-24x40 elite 4200 is fairly small - 26" at 100 yards (http://www.bushnell.com/products/rif.../42-6242m.html), so beware that you may need adjustable mounts to get it zeroed.
Some approx numbers - if the scope rail and barrel were perfectly parallel, to get a 35 yard zero with a legal limit 0.177 rifle, the scope would need to be around 15 MOA above centre. The above scope gives you 13 MOA, so it might not zero without some shimming.
Last edited by Numb Nut; 15-10-2004 at 11:05 AM.