View Full Version : Bushnell Banner 6-24x40

May 18, 2008, 01:32 PM
I need comments about the use of this scope on a 308 rifle. Good price but is it strong enough? Thanks beforehand, thud.-

May 18, 2008, 04:57 PM
Is it strong enough in power or strong enough to substain a .308 recoil?

Either way, the Banner series are good scopes for the money and you won't have a problem with one. I have a 6 x 18 on my 7mm Rem Mag and it can certainly hold up to the recoil. Very good scope and pulls in huge amount of light at dawn and dusk.

May 19, 2008, 12:37 AM
I'd spend the extra and get one in the Elite 3200 or 4200 series. I think it will take the beating better from the .308

May 20, 2008, 11:09 AM
Thanks both. I was asking about strong construction, by the way. Regards, THUD.-

May 20, 2008, 08:41 PM
The only Banner I had didn't make it through 2 boxes of factory 30-06 before giving up the ghost. It's now standing duty as a toy for my kids. Take glockman's advice; pony up the extra dough for a 3200 or 4200.

JP Sarte
May 20, 2008, 10:48 PM
I have owned Banner scopes and one Bushnell 3200. Never had any issues.


May 20, 2008, 10:59 PM
I have several banners on .22 rimfires and they are fine for plinking on the range.

For a longer range/ target rifle look at at least a 3200 or a 4200 scope. I have several 4200 6-24x 40s and they are well made, bright and clear.