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Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9 - 50mm Rifle Scopes

Rifle Scopes Manufacturer: Bushnell
Bushnell Model: Elite 3200 3x9 - 50mm
Review Category: Rifle Scopes

Purchase: Rifle Scopes I purchased this unit at my local sport store, Clyde's, in Baltimore, Maryland. My sons and I shoot deer on our farm in Maryland under a crop damage permit. We needed a scope that would reliably work from early to late with excellent performance in all weather. The price of the scope (we actually have bought 3 of these scopes) was $239.00

Things I like about the Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9 - 50mm Rifle Scopes: We have shot with three different Bushnell scopes, ranging from cheap to moderately expensive. While the 3200 Elite was more expensive than the other scopes it has performed extremely well. It gives us excellent light transmission at all times of day (we were even able to pot two cat killing varmints by a full moon with no trouble.) The "rainguard" feature keeps the lenses from fogging regardless of the weather. Sighting in was relatively easy, and the scope keeps shot groups consistent and tight.

What I don't like about the Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9 - 50mm: I would prefer all Elite models to have a sun shade with them. It's a useful tool when shooting anywhere near towards the sun and should be cheap enough to include with the scope. The size of the front objective lense (50mm) required that we remove the rear sight from the Remington Model 710 when we mounted the scope. I think that a slightly longer scope would allow it to sit a bit lower and more forward of iron sights.

Rifle Scopes Elite 3200 3x9 - 50mm quality: Quality of the Elite 3200 is excellent, as is the construction. We have shot with our scopes mounted on everything from a Marlin 30-30 to a Mossberg 695 12 guage rifled shotgun shoting Lightfield Hybrid slugs. None of the units seem to have suffered in accuracy from the hefty recoil of the Mossberg.

Elite 3200 3x9 - 50mm summary: I have shot with more expensive scopes as well as cheaper ones. The Busnell 3200 Elite group of scopes seems to be an excellent compromise between too cheap and too expensive. Much more expensive scopes do not offer noticeable increases in light transmission. Cheaper scopes tend to loose accuracy when used on rifles with heavier recoil. We will probably buy more of these scopes in the next year.

Rating for this Bushnell product: 4

Author of this review on Bushnell Rifle Scopes: Robert N. Cadwalader

Date: 2003-10-30

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