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    Posted: January/19/2011 at 13:59
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I don't have the exact model 4200, but I do have a couple 4200s and they are great scopes.

I do have a Vortex 6.5-20x50mm.  It is also a good scope and has decent glass and good adjustments.

I would pick the Vortex just because of how great the Vortex CS is.  If you have a problem it is not going to be a problem to get it fixed.  Bushnell is really struggling in that regard.
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Glass is gonna be about equal. The Bushnell will be a bit brighter on max power due to the larger objective. Vortex has better customer service. Bushnell has exposed turrets while the viper is capped if you want. The Viper has a nice power indicator on the dial that doesn't require picking your head up. Viper is still in production, Bushnell is changing all its elite series under one name.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyro6999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/19/2011 at 14:56
Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I don't have the exact model 4200, but I do have a couple 4200s and they are great scopes.

I do have a Vortex 6.5-20x50mm.  It is also a good scope and has decent glass and good adjustments.

I would pick the Vortex just because of how great the Vortex CS is.  If you have a problem it is not going to be a problem to get it fixed.  Bushnell is really struggling in that regard.

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I own a 3-9 4200 and a 2-7 viper. I wouldn't part with either one of them. If it was me, I'd just have to buy both!Wink
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 I have used both companies products and vortex is much easier to deal with. 
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How about if we put the Monarch 4-16x42 up against these 2?
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Still Viper.
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I would take the monarch, but that is just my .02, ymmv.
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Originally posted by 03mossy 03mossy wrote:

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-6-24x50-Elite-4200-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P8746.aspx
 
I have this one! It's a great scope but:
 
1. Above 18X the view from it starts getting slightly milky. Not bad just slightly noticeable.
2. I wouldn't recommend it if you are going to shoot over 500m as there's limited vertical adjustment in the scope.
 
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+1 for the Viper
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 03mossy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/26/2011 at 15:23
Thanks for all the info. Its a tough choice as I'm sure i'd be happy with any of them. Maybe i'll just flip a coin or put a pic of each one on a dart board, blindfold myself and throw a dart and let fate pick
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stickbow46 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/26/2011 at 17:34
For hunting I'd go with the 4200 because of the rain guard.CS I'd go with the Vortex.
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