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Old October 20, 2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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scope choice - Bushnell / leupold / suggestions

I've narrowed my scope choices down to these two for my Mod 7 , 7mm-08 ,
Going to purchase one or the other on Saturday, How good is the rain guard with the Bushnells ? any other differences worth considering?
eye relief with the VX-I is greater but with a 7mm-08 not sure I need to even worry. (very little recoil)

would like to hear pros and cons for both.
200.00 is my max I can afford this year so it will be one of these two.

VX-I 2-7x33 $199.00
Length: 11.0"
Weight: 10.5 oz
Eye Relief: 3.8
FOV (ft@100yards): 42.5@2x/17.8@7x

BUSHNELL Elite 3200, 2-7x32 $199.00
Length: 11.6"
Weight: 12.0
Eye Relief: 3.0
FOV (ft@100yards): 44.6@2x/12.7@7x
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Old October 20, 2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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I wouldnt buy either, I'd look at a Burris Fullfield 2-7 or 3-9. The burris has a much clearer, brighter, and sharper image than Leupold or Bushnell. You can also get one with the ballistic plex. I have three and love every one of them.

Check them out! http://www.bearbasin.com/catalog.htm#burr_scopes
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Old October 20, 2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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I'll second the Burris FFII. Best scope for the bucks.
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Old October 20, 2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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Between those two scopes:
Leupold has a wonderful eyebox
Bushnell has the better quality lens coatings
Glass quality is a toss up
Leupold has a full transferable warranty

I was once a die hard Leupold fan. I look though and purchased a Bushnell scope recently and I've been impressed. If you are hunting from a stand and shooting deer over bait I'd get the Bushnell. If you are stalk hunting and a snap shot is more likely to happen I'd get the Leupold for it's great eyebox.

If you can postpone and save more the VX-II 2-7x33 is worth a little extra scratch (I've seen used ones sell right at your price point). If you can save a little more the Zeiss Conquest is a fantastic scope and used ones go a little more than your price point (although they don't sell used as often.)

Bushnell made a clone scope for Browning not too long ago. If you can find one of those you will save a few bucks and get the same scope - 3200 elite.
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Old October 21, 2008, 12:08 AM   #5
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Bushnell made a clone scope for Browning not too long ago. If you can find one of those you will save a few bucks and get the same scope - 3200 elite.
The Brownings don't have the same coating on the lenses, I'm not sure about the rest of the scope being the same but I am positive the coating isn't.
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Old October 21, 2008, 08:42 AM   #6
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That's good to know DD. Should I assume the Browning coating is of lesser quality?
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Old October 21, 2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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The Browning optical coatings are the same, but the Brownings lack the Bushy's Rainguard moisture repellent lens coating.

Of the two that you listed the 3200 is a bit better scope. But for the same money you can pick up a Nikon Team Primos 3-9x40 from SWFA. The Team Primos are rebadged Monarch UCC and feature the same quality glass and coating found in current Monarchs. It's a much better scope than either of those on the OP's list, and much better than a Burris Fullfield II. Nikon Monarchs and Leupolds have transferable lifetime warranties if purchased as new. Bushnell is I believe lifetime of the original owner.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/recommended_riflescopes.htm
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