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fairfaxjim
10-07-2008, 8:11 AM
Anyone using the Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24X50 w/mildot?

http://www.bushnell.com/general/riflescopes_elite4200_42-6245t.cfm

http://www.bushnell.com/images/products/42-6245T.jpg

If so, what are your thoughts and impressions? What are you using it on and how far out are you shooting? If you are using it on an AR flattop, what kind and height rings are you using with it?

I'm thinking of putting it on this DPMS Lo-Pro 24" bull barrel rifle:
http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/42064/2562038180094380918S425x425Q85.jpg

The POS BSA on there has to go, but I can't justify spending a grand for glass on this one.

Thanks, all feedback appreciated.

drawn
10-07-2008, 8:47 AM
I have one that withstands the .338/378 Accumark it's mounted on with Talley rings.

rksimple
10-07-2008, 1:41 PM
They're great scopes but have limited internal adjustment. Without a canted base, you'll probably only get out to 600-700 yards or so, depending on what you're shooting. Other than that, they are good for the money.

What type of shooting do you expect to do?

fairfaxjim
10-07-2008, 2:04 PM
They're great scopes but have limited internal adjustment. Without a canted base, you'll probably only get out to 600-700 yards or so, depending on what you're shooting. Other than that, they are good for the money.

What type of shooting do you expect to do?

Target and steel target shooting on the rifle shown above. I don't see me doing more than 600-700 yards. I shoot 100, 200, & 300 at ranges, and up to 600 a couple of time a year when I go to the desert.

Do you know if the Elite 4200 6-24X50 is that much better than the Elite 3200 10X40 for that type of shooting? This rifle doesn't get carried (too damn heavy) or banged around.

Stockton
10-07-2008, 2:35 PM
I owned the 3200 for several years then sold it to another calgunner after I saved up for higher end glass. During my ownership it sat on my 30-06 and was a great scope. Did several hunts in alaska for moose and paid for itself. That being said I think the Elites are great optics and the big difference would be the adjustable power settings on the 4200. You may or may not have to get a little higher on your rings with a 50obj. I dunno????

Here are a few pros that I really liked about the Elite series:
Excellent glass for the money spent
No failures mechanically and held zero repeatedly
Turrets were large and workable even with gloves on.
Excellent eye relief.
The 40 was nice cause it would mount nice and low on my rifle

Some cons:
Turret clicks were felt but a little mushy compared to higher end optics
Lacking on the overall elevation. Would need probably a 20moa base for out to 1k.

tlillard23
10-07-2008, 4:57 PM
I have one, don't know crap about scopes. Have it on a 50 DTC, 50 rounds no problem. Shooting in the desert, 3-400 yards?

get one from midway, real cheap if you have a dealer discount.

HKROB
10-07-2008, 9:23 PM
This should help.

http://www.snipercentral.com/bushnell4200.phtml

LibertyOptics
10-07-2008, 9:35 PM
I agree with Mac's assessment. A fine choice for not a whole lot of money. I think it would work real well for what you are doing.

We have these in stock with special Calgunner pricing.

Scott

LibertyOptics
10-07-2008, 9:36 PM
I agree with Mac's assessment. A fine choice for not a whole lot of money. I think it would work real well for what you are doing.

We have these in stock with special Calgunner pricing.

Scott

LibertyOptics
10-07-2008, 9:36 PM
Crap, I said it twice!

CSTactical
10-08-2008, 10:04 AM
Bushnell 6-24x50 Tactical Scope Review:

When Bushnell came out with the 6-24x50 Tactical scopes I was excited about it. I have been very happy with their 10x Tactical scope in the past and was thinking the Bushnell 6-24x50 Tactical would be a great low cost scope for someone to get started in the long-range shooting game. They day we received or shipment I grabbed one, cut open the seal on the box and was not disappointed with the looks.

TURRETS:
The scope has robust turrets with 12moa per revolution, 44moa of total travel, and the clicks were a little mushy but still positive and audible clicks. The 44moa can be a drawback if you would like to shoot past 800yds with 308win. I tested the Bushnell with an Acculock 20moa base. The scope had 16moa to the bottom, 28moa to the top, with a 100yd zero. If someone would like to get to 1k with the 6-24x Bushnell I would recommend getting a 40moa base, this way you will get the full range of the scope.

Parallax:
The parallax is really nice. It is tight but smooth and I like the number yardage layout. At 24x the parallax seemed sensitive making it at times hard to focus on the target. But over all the parallax worked very well.

Bell:
The bell is a big 50mm bell so you need taller rings; I used 0.984 center height rings to get it to clear the #7 contour barrel.

30mm TUBE:
The 30mm tube feels strong especially when compared to other scopes in its price range.

FINISH:
The finish is nice and smooth. In mounting the Bushnell in Acculock 30mm Lapped rings I noticed that the Bushnell fit tight! This indicated to me that the finish made the tube thicker than 30mm.

Reticle:
The Mil-Dot reticle is nice and sharp. It ranges at 12x for a full mil but if you put the magnification at 24 power the full mils become 1/2mils. If you would like it to range in MOA or use MOA for holdovers you can adjust the magnification down to the appropriate power to read in MOA, you will have to mark it on the power ring (example; at approximately 23.5x the Mil-Dot will read 2moa and at approximately 11.5x the Mil-Dot will read 4moa).

Glass:
The glass was good. It was not the best glass Ive looked through but good never the less. I could identify bullet holes at 100yds away.