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i dont know that i could say the ffII is better than a 4200, i will say i had a ffII and it was an ok scope. i think the burris is plenty tough, i had one on my 300wsm and it held up fine for 5yrs.
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Good to hear on the FFII, didn't mean it to sound like I didn't think they were durable.  More like the 4200 and FFII were closer to equals in the durability dept., but this comes from what I have read as I never have had any hunting experience with either.



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Originally posted by bagderRed bagderRed wrote:

Quote I would say the 4200 is a little better optically, but the FFII is more durable and I like the Ballistic-plex reticle Burris offers.
 
You really think the FFII is more durable Helo?  I've only handled the FFII and 4200 at the the store.  Both seem well made, the finish on the FFII seemed like it might scratch easier but other than that, I've read great things on both scopes.  Interesting.


I do think it is more durable.  I had a horse roll over mine.  I rolled over it a time or two when I slipped on some nasty side slopes.  Every time I went to shoot it to make sure it was still zeroed, I never had to adjust it.  I think the FFII is a very durable, as are all of my Burris scopes.  I am not saying that the 4200 isn't durable.  It just doesn't feel as well built to me, but that is just my feeling.  The 4200 I am sure is durable as well (although I haven't dropped or rolled over it yet to find out).
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i think the thing that helps sell the bushnell, is that they say out right that they have recoil tested the 4200 to the tune of 10,000 rounds of .375H&H and the rainguard cant hurt either. the one thing i dont particularly like about the 4200 is the lack of eye relief, 3.3 inches isnt much in this day and age.

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Aah, I see where you're coming from Helo.  Speaking of eye relief the FFII lists 3.1" to 3.9" I believe, where the 4200 lists 3.3". Anyways, at $189 the FFII sounds like a heck of a deal.  I do believe there are many good choices these days!

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  I know this is pushing your budget to the limit but this scope has all and more of what the other scopes your considering have.  The 4" of constant eye relief is nice.

    http://swfa.com/Zeiss-25-8x32-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P6598.aspx
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  I know this is pushing your budget to the limit but this scope has all and more of what the other scopes your considering have.  The 4" of constant eye relief is nice.

    http://swfa.com/Zeiss-25-8x32-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P6598.aspx


i think i could probably do $400, considering i won't have to pay for this whole rig (18th birthday and my dad has been trying for years to get me to go hunting with himBig Grin)

Is 32mm really much different than the 40mm on the burris and bushnell? I don't have enough experience to know.

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  Difference?  Like in light gathering?  If so,superior lenses/coatings can make up for the smaller objective diameter.  I've got a VXIII 1.75-6x32 and a Sightron SII 1.5-6x42. Both are equal(to my eyes)in low light and I'd say it's due to Leupold's better optics.
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