View Full Version : Scope for Weatherby Vanguard 7mm Rem Mag

September 29, 2008, 09:24 PM
I just got a Weatherby Vanguard chambered in 7mm Rem Mag. It came with a Bushnell Banner 4x12 40 scope. I also have a Simmons Pro Plus 50 4x12 50mm scope. I have read more positives about the Simmons than the Bushnell. What scope of the two would be the best in your opinion?

October 10, 2008, 12:43 PM

October 10, 2008, 12:45 PM
"Simmons - Bushnell. What scope of the two would be the best in your opinion?"

Well, it wouldn't be the Simmons. Some Banners hold up, many don't. Their 3200/4200 series are good scopes.

October 10, 2008, 01:14 PM
I've got an Elite 3200 on mine. Holds up well, and the Rainguard feature really does work as advertised.

The Banner is garbage. Had one and it fell apart on a Savage 30-06 in one range session. The Simmons is likewise garbage.

October 10, 2008, 06:57 PM
The lowest level Bushell scope that is any good is the Trophy. For the recoil of a 7mm mag, I would step up to at least the 3200. In a Simmons brand, the ONLY decent scope they sell is the Aetec.

October 10, 2008, 10:06 PM
anyone ever try a nikon scope? i was looking at cabelas online and i liked the BDC retical. it seemed like a good idea kinda like a mildot scope.