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I am in the market for a variable pistol scope for my 15" .308 encore barrel. I have looked at and through both the Simmons and Bushnell 2x6x32. I feel their wasn't much difference between the two. What I'm wondering is which will hold up the best to the recoil of the .308. I would really like feedback from those who have experience with these two scopes. Thanks
 

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I had one on a 7mm-08 for awhile and it worked great..mine was the Elite though if that makes a difference
 

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Of the two, I would recommend the Bushnell Elite 3200 2-6X. I have had seven of them in service for several years, and have had no problems.
 

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I owned a Simmons for one day. That's how long it took the recoil from my 7-30 Waters Contender to destroy the scope. Now I only shoot Burris. I have a buddy who shoots with a Bushnell 2x6x32. No issues to my knowledge. Not sure if it a trophy or elite 3200.

Otherwise, I have converted him to Burris scopes for all his needs.
 

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I have the Bushnell Trophy mounted on both my 7-30 Waters and my 308 and have had no issues. I also have the Simmons Pro Hunter on a 223 barrel with no problems there either. Of the two I would recommend the Bushnell.
 

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I have a Bushnell 2 X 6 Trophy mounted on a 7 X 444 Contender. So far (200 rds) no problem. My other heavy hitters wear Burris or Leupolds in SSK T'SOB mounts. They haven't failed either.
 

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redfox, I have a couple of trophy 2X6 scopes and although i,m 6' tall my arms are almost too short for the eye relief . My Burris 2X7 seems to work much better for me.
 

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No matter which scope you go with make sure you buy good rings. No matter how good the scope if it's not mounted properly your scope won't last.
 

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Thanks for all the input. I decided to go with the Bushnell Trophy. I'll let ya'll know how it turns out.
 

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I would chose the Bushnell also, I have one on my 460 Mag and it is holding up real good. I have over 2000 rounds of 460 Mags on this one scope, it was also on my 500 Mag with over 1000 rounds. So I would venture to say it will hold up on the 308.
 

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I went out the other day and sighted it and then shot a 'few' rounds. All I can say is WOW!! I love it! I have it dead on and 1 1/2" high at 100. Our modern gun season starts Sat. and all I've got to do now is put some meat in the freezer with it.
 

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I have had the pro-hunter and if you plan on possibly getting into larger handgun cartridges I will simple tell you they are junk . I had a ruger 44 magnum redhawk and I had it mounted on this gun it was chambered in 44-magnum and I bet by the time I shot 100 rounds it started fallling apart from the inside out a white powder started to form on the inside of the front reticle and then after a few more rounds like 50 or so the cross hairs broke . I also had a bushnell holo sight genIII and the reflective lens inside broke it was mounted on a taurus 454 raging bull. I havent found one yet that wont break that cost less than $300.00 gOOD LUCK
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i've got a ruger srh 44 mag with a simmons 2x scope. she has held up so far to quite a few heavy loads.
also,i have a bushnell 2x6 on my 357, no problems, i realize there is no comparsion in recoil with the big boys,
but i do like the view out of the 2x6 bushnell just a bit more than the simmons.
another scope out there that might work is the weaver.dan
 

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:) Natches shooters supply has the Bushnell elite 3200 2x6 pistol scope on sale
at unbelievablel price check it out... firefly reticle
BH322636M
ELITE 3200 FFLY 2-6X32 MAT HANDG
In Stock

$149.95..........
 
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