BEST SCOPE UNDER $200.00???

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  • #2190
    savagesam
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    I’m talking overall quality. Not just magnification or obj. size. I’ve always read that a good rule of thumb is to spend at least what you spent (if not more) on the gun your mounting it to. But in this case I aint doin that. I’m like the guy above with too many choices, only mine are cheaper ones lol. Anyways, best one under $200.00………fire away.

    #39439
    bikincrazy52
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    I was told to get the bushnell legend 5-15×40. Cost me $180, shipped with a one piece mount. I will tell you what i think about it when it comes on monday.

    #39441
    savagesam
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    Yeah i’m waiting for your review. Adam suggested that one didn’t he?

    #39450
    bikincrazy52
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    Yes he did.

    #39703
    bikincrazy52
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    my bushnell 5-15×40 came in today. And holy crap, this thing is frikkin sweet! IT is definitely worth it if you have the money. Here are some pics, and they don’t do it justice. It matches the gun perfectly and is very bright and accurate, though I have only shot 10 rounds with it(no more air)

    #40401
    savagesam
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    All right its been long enough. Review already!

    #40405
    bikincrazy52
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    Well what do you want me to say?! I have only had it a couple weeks.

    Things I like- Very bright, very clear, mil-dots are accurate, parallax settings is right on, it’s built very well, and it is pretty light.

    Things I don’t like- The adjustable objective is pretty stiff, I would have liked target style adjustment knobs, and maybe flip pen lens caps.

    The only thing I have to compare this to is a BSA 2-7×32 which has been on my SS for over a month. The bushel is in an entire different world than the BSA. I am not too good at reviews so don’t give me crap. If you have questions, ask Adam…….. Just kidding, I will answer as best as I can, but he has had it a lot longer.

    #40409
    walkonking
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    Bike,

    That review was honest and straight forward.

    I have the Bushnell Legend and Kick my self for being a cheap bastard and not getting one sooner. I have Leapers, Nikkos, Barska’s and tascos. The legend is in another class all together.

    Leapers are fine and if that is all that one can afford then by all means buy them. When you get $165 to play with get a Legend. It is brighter, adjust more accurately and is much higher quality. It is the kind of scope that you feel you are getting your moneys worth due to it quality.

    The bushnell 40mm is far more clear and brighter then all of my leapers.

    It is a best buy at the price point.

    #40415
    savagesam
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    quote bikincrazy52:

    Well what do you want me to say?! I have only had it a couple weeks.

    Things I like- Very bright, very clear, mil-dots are accurate, parallax settings is right on, it’s built very well, and it is pretty light.

    Things I don’t like- The adjustable objective is pretty stiff, I would have liked target style adjustment knobs, and maybe flip pen lens caps.

    The only thing I have to compare this to is a BSA 2-7×32 which has been on my SS for over a month. The bushel is in an entire different world than the BSA. I am not too good at reviews so don’t give me crap. If you have questions, ask Adam…….. Just kidding, I will answer as best as I can, but he has had it a lot longer.

    I agree with Adam. Honest and straight forward. It does sound like a “Best bang for the buck” scope.

    #40660
    cygnus-x-d82
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    got a legend too…its great…

    i found it way better than leapers as well….of course you dont get the bells and whistles that say the 4-16×56 with huge objective, massive glass, targetturrets, 30mm tube, and side paralax

    what you do get is a smaller scope thats way better optically, the adjustments actually works, and will return to zero, and is nice and crisp..not crisp like the 4200 series…but they are ver good

    the tight objective i gotta agree with, when hunting i usually just set it at 25-50 yards(depending on situation), and leave it…only when target shooting do i actually dial it in.

    now if bushnell would only do a side paralax version then it would be the perfect scope.

    so easy to get lost in the numbers of the different scopes, and get taken in by the hype the chinese scopes has…red/green illumination, sidewheel etc….and then comes along a innosent 5-15×40, not even 4-16….but trust us its a really good scope, that does better than alot of the leapers, zos, centerpoint etc…

    i had a bushnell trophy for years in the days before leapers…very nice scope too, but legend is definatly better !

    #40984
    mikemv
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    Like others have been though several scopes.

    From a value perspective and in combination with the AF rifle Legend works out great. Seems forgiving. Use to fuss with parallax but don’t worry about it as much with this scope.

    There are some things I would like to see a bit different as others have mentioned. Some of those features are available in the Bushnell line but it is more $$.

    #40999
    savagesam
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    Yeah, I think having never owned a scope I get too focused on the numbers. Although, if i haven’t bought one by next years tax return. I might just plunk down a chunk on a johnny bad ass one.

    #41014
    pulaskius
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    I have a Legend for squirrel hunting and it has great optics. My AO is a little stiff too but not bad. The only thing that took some getting used too was the eye relief which is a little critical.

    Other than that it makes a fine scope for clearly seeing squirrels heads at 50 yards 😀

    #42501
    harry
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    I have the Bushy Legend too and it’s the best scope I have right now. I have other less expensive Bushnell’s (Banner), Leapers Bug Buster 6×32 ill.red/greet dot, and several older & newer Simmons & Tasco scopes (about 8 of them) mostly on my powder burners.
    The Legend 5-15×40 is by far the best one, except maybe a 15-20yr old 3-9×32 Simmons which I had paid good $ for back then for my 7mm Mag. It’s as clear as the Legend but it doesn’t have the magnification of the Legend so the Legend wins.

    The Legend is a great scope for the money $ ($165 shipped from opticsplanet) and I don’t think even the highest end Leapers comparable in price, compares to it.
    Like others said the adj. A/O is a little hard to turn but you get used to it quickly. That wouldn’t stop me from buying another Legend anyway. I ‘m buying a 2nd one. What I like about the Legend is that even if the sun is directly in front of me or to the side a little, I don’t get any glare like I do with some of my other scopes, and like I think someone said, it’s very forgiving if you don’t have a perfectly clear view. The A/O can be off, and you can have a blurry field of view and it will still HIT the target every time. Some of my other scopes have to have the A/O set perfectly to shoot accurately. Not the Legend! So what I do is usually estimate the distance (I ‘m pretty good at that), turn the A/O knob ahead of time with the gun pointing down, and then aim and shoot. It’s hard for me to adjust any scope’s A/O while I ‘m holding 8-9lb springers up to my shoulder anyway. You ‘d have to bring your trigger-hand under the forearm and then take your regular forearm hand, put it over the scope and adjust the A/O, all while trying to look through the scope. It’s not easy and the critter can detect all this movement and flee. This is why I like the Legend, Estimate the distance, set the A/O and forget about it, even if it’s not crystal clear.
    Plus the optics are very clear anyway, even when I aim at squirrels in the shade with the sun going down. Well worth the $ and it holds zero all the way to 15X, not like some other scopes I have, that start lozing zero and get blurry at 8X. I would ‘ve paid $199 for the Legend but there are good deals out there and it can be had for under $170 shipped, probably because they are now made in the Philippines so they cost less to make.

    #42757
    mike17670
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    SS,

    Take a look at this web page http://www.kermitairgunclub.com . They have quite a list of scopes with reviews, no prices though. I’ve been looking for a scope for a Beeman C-1 that will hold together. Man, shooting a springer once in awhile makes you appreciate the PCP’s even more.

    Mike17670

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