12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on July 21, 2006
These Bushnell elite 4200 scopes are excellent for the $$$. Sure they are a little bigger and heavier than similar powered scopes from other manufacturers, but the glass is superb. Extremely bright and clear, what more could you ask for at this price point? They are also quite durrible, 10,000 rounds of .375 H&H is no laughing matter... In my opinion, these are clearer and brighter than the Leupolds in the same price range.
on June 15, 2010
I was setting up a rifle for one of my kids. I have a Leupold Vari X III on my personal rifle but couldn't bring myself to spend the nearly seven hundred for optics on this rifle set up. My neighbor up the street is an avid hunter and has both Leupold and Bushnell Elites. He said he couldn't tell the difference in poor light between the two and therefore prefers to buy Bushnell Elites. I ordered the Bushnell Elite 4200 3x9. Now that I can personally compare them in the last light of the day, I agree with my neighbor, as I couldn't tell the difference....both were excellent! I have a few hunting buddies who poo poo-ed the purchase stating that Leupolds have a Lifetime warranty. To which my answer was that I couldn't tell the difference in the optics and I could buy 2 or 3 Bushnell Elite 4200's for the price of a Leupold Vari X III. So I give them a very high recommend and will likely purchase more of this model in future hunting rifle builds.
on May 15, 2010
Previously I had purchased a bushnell elite 3200 3x9 w/firefly reticle for my varmit rifle and I was very impressed with overall quality build and clear, bright optics. So impressed was I that I figured for my deer rifle I would go for the 4200 and I have nothing but high regards for it. The optics are very clear and take in lots of light. The crosshairs dont fuzz like a cheaper scope will when you change the setting on it. Also the scope itself is very good looking and feels very solid. I can compare it to a leupold vx11 3x9x50 that my father owns and it is very hard to tell a difference between the two when you look through them. I am a bushnell elite fan for life.
on May 1, 2010
I own similar Leuopold, Bushnell, TC, Mueller, Sightron, Swift & ATN scopes. This is my second Elite 4200 scope. Overall it compares favorably with my Leuopolds and Sightrons but appears more strongly built (has titanium alloy tube) and has a slightly brighter and sharper image (image similar to my Swift). Eye relief positioning is more critical than Leuopold. If you can get it discounted (<$250) it's an absolute steal - best value of any scope.
on January 28, 2011
But this scope made me a believer! I was not expecting this kind of quality from Bushnell, I must admit.
I read plenty of reviews but I take all that stuff with a grain of salt. This scope is easily the best value in a 40mm scope on the market. It's clarity and brightness competes only with my Leica (which was gifted to me, I would never spend that much on a scope!)