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I could not help but notice that a lot of you fellows are fond of the Busnell Elite Series. I personally own Burris, Weaver(not Japanese), Leapuld, Nikon, and Lastly a 3200 Elite. The Elite has by far the worst resolution of any of these scopes and like most cheap ones I have tried, is not "honest" in it's windage and elevation adjustments. Up can mean up or a little sideways too! Perhaps there is something wrong with this particular scope but I but it new and probably won't buy another Bushnell. Blurry at short and long distances. Burris is my favorite. All of mine are clear and do what they are suppossed to. Up is up not sideways! Adjustments are repeatable too. I have a Nikon on my model 41 and have great respect for it too. Tried a Simmons 22 Mag and won't waste my money on another. Resolution sucks the life right outta ya(or your Anshutz).
 

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Hankbrass,

Your experience with the Elite 3200 is unusual. :? I would send it back to Bushnell and see if they can find what's wrong with it.

Of all of the Elites I have used, mainly the more expensive 4200s, the tracking, and resolution, have been fantastic. Still, the 3200s should also have good tracking and resolution.

I too own Nikons, Leupolds, and Burris. I have never had any problems with any of them as well, but I think that the Elite 4200s are the best for the money (leupold Vari-X IIIs, of which I own a few, are great, but in my opinion a bit over priced.)

An a related note, there was an article written a while back and the resolution of the Elite 4200 4x-16x-40mm was the best in the bunch. In fact, it tied with the bigger objective Zeiss Conquest with the 44mm objectives. Granted, the 4200s have better glass than the Elite 3200s, but something must be wrong with your particular 3200.

Again, I would send your Elite 3200 back to Bushnell and let them fix it.

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Thanks Zach: Sounds like you have more experience in the Elites than me and I am inclined to listen to your opinion.
I will probably tough it out till fall though as I put this Scope on a new >17HMR and the Pasture Poodles are just starting to wake up and move about. I can see a woodchuck at 200 yards with the thing so I will live with it as the gun is my new toy and I must play. Thanks for the reply.\
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No problem, but I think that you really should send the scope back to Bushnell. They have a lifetime warranty and tracking IS a material concern. I wouldn't put it on any other rifle, even a light recoiling 17 HMR, until the problem is fixed. Who knows, maybe Bushnell might give you another scope?

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It is hard to beat Bushnell's service. I took a fall in the snow and ice and bent a scope turret. Wrote a letter explaining damage was my fault. They repaired at no cost and returned the repaired scope to me in a short time at no cost.

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Now that's what I'm talking about! :wink:

That's why I would just send the scope back to Bushnell and have them fix it - put that warranty to good use. :grin:

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