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Old 07-13-2003, 08:11 PM
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What do you think about these scopes? Is their a big difference between 3200 and 4200. Is it " REALLY" fog proof?
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Old 07-13-2003, 08:42 PM
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I used a 3200 at the range the other day when it was raining and no they are not fog proof on the outside.I could still see the target at 100 yards without wiping the lens but it certainly was not clear.I have used the 3000,3200 and 4000 and 4200 and have owned a 3000 and 4000 and I find them to be the best value for their price ranges.To me the 3200 and 4200 are brighter than the leupold varixii and varixiii respectfully but their eye relief is a little shorter which has not been a problen for me or others that I know when mounted on 7mmremmags and 338win mags.The 4200 is to me a bit brighter than the 3200 but the difference is not great.
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Old 07-13-2003, 08:51 PM
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I have a couple 3200 and they are very clear I haven' t hunted with one yet but my hunting partner swears by his . We get a lot of rain and that was one reason that I bought the scope ,I hope the rainguard feature works or at the least helps .
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Old 07-13-2003, 09:07 PM
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I have a 4200 1.5 to 6 mounted on a Ruger Express 77 mk2 300 win mag. I also have a Leupold VX3 1.5 to 5 mounted on a Win M. 70 7mm.08 and a Leupold VX3 2.5 to 8 on a M. 70 300 WSM. I agree with Stubblejumper that the Elite is brighter than the Lupi but dammit it' s twice the size. It will fog if you breath on it but it also will sheet the rain off as claimed. I personally think the Elite series is quite OK but I still prefer Leupold over Bushnel Elite because of the size & eye relief but I have to mention that I also have but one Swarovski and it' s a PV 2.5 to 10 x 42mm with a 4A reticle mounted on a pre 64 M.70 and I can tell you unequivocally I wish I could afford to mount Swarovski' s on all my rifles. gg.
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:11 PM
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Goodguy-I have the 3x10x42 a-line swarovskis on all of my hunting rifles.They are much cheaper and lighter than the professional series and are still clearer and brighter than my varixiii' s.
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:00 PM
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I have a 3200 & 4200, like others have stated for the money they bring excellent value, imho probably the best bang for your buck right now. The short eye relief, weight, length and stying in the 50mm models is a draw back for me. The 4200 is brighter, clearer & has given be better zero holding performance and tracking than the 3200.
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:47 AM
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I have a 3200...and love it.
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Old 07-14-2003, 09:22 AM
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I have a 3200...and love it.
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Old 07-14-2003, 08:35 PM
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Re: your comment on the A series. I spent a little time on the Swarovski web site doing some comparisons - looks very interesting. I' m wanting to scope a pre-64 M.70 300 H & H (my most recent acquisition) which I' d like to use for moose this fall. I was thinking of another Leupold because of the $$$ but you' ve got me thinking so I' m going to check out the A series prices. That 3 to 9 also looks interesting. Thanks for the heads up. gg.

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