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Old 04-22-2007, 02:33 PM
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Browning scopes sure look good, but are they worth their money? Are they as good as a Bushnell Elite 3200 which
is about the same price?
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:38 PM
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Browning scopes sure look good, but are they worth their money? Are they as good as a Bushnell Elite 3200 which
is about the same price?
I believe they are better, mostly because they have fully multi-coated lenses while some 3200's do not
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:10 AM
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you can get them on close out right now
http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm...odID=BH882732M
and they are made by bushnell at the same place where the 3200 is made to the same standards. basicly from what i understand it is a 3200 elite. i posted this same info on another thread here asking for a scope suggestion.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:25 AM
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My browning scope

I own one 3x9x40 and absolutely love it clear and crisp.
And awesome looking!
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Just got one. Will try it out on my BLR.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:28 PM
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Browning Scopes

I have been shopping for a 2-7x32 scope for a recently acquired Winchester model 94 Angle Eject 30-30 and you gentlemen have convinced me that the Bushnell-Browning is the way to go for a >$100 but <$200 scope. I just ordered one from natchezss.com for $139 along with Weaver 2-piece mounts.

Other scopes in that price/quality range are:

Leupold Rifleman.
Leupold VX-I.
Nikon Prostaff.
Nikon Buckmasters.
Bushnell Legend.
Bushnell Trophy.
Bushnell Elite 3200.
Cabelas Alaskan Guide.
Leatherwood.
Pentax Pioneer.
Redfield Golden 5-Star.
Swift Premier.
Weaver Classic V7.
Mueller.

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:09 PM
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In my opinion the Browning scopes are better than these:

Leupold Rifleman.
Leupold VX-I.
Nikon Prostaff.
Nikon Buckmasters.
Bushnell Legend.
Bushnell Trophy.

These I do not know anything about
Cabelas Alaskan Guide.
Leatherwood.
Redfield Golden 5-Star.
Swift Premier.
Weaver Classic V7.

This may be the same quality as the Browning
Pentax Pioneer. (This is the same as Burris Fullfield II)
Bushnell Elite 3200. (depends on model)

And Mueller makes several grades

I bought the Browning 2-7x32 Browning for a Marlin 336 in 30-30. It is a very nice scope, and a steal at $139
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When buying a Browning scope you are not paying for the quality, you are paying for the name Browning that is on it. Same as the Winchester and S&W scopes.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:09 PM
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Browning 2-7x32

Recently received the Browning 2-7x32 scope from Natchez and it is bright & clear.

However, there is one problem. Field of view is good at 2x but the more the magnification is increased, the more black space there is. At 7X it is pronounced, about 2mm-2.5mm around the edges. The only black you should see in a scope, besides the reticule or course, is the thickness of the eyepiece/objective bell.

I compaired the Browning to my other 2-7x32/33's and they don't have this problem and demonstrate a full image at 7X. These are the Leupold VX-I & II, Nikon Prostaff, and Redfield Golden 5-Star.

Maybe mine has a problem, I don't know. Just make sure that you look through one before you buy/order it.

My recommendation is to spend another $50 and get a Leupold VX-1.
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:38 AM
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I have the Browning 3-9x 40 scope mounted on my 300WSM A-bolt. The scope is acceptable and about what you'd expect in the price range. However the eye relief is a lttle short for a magnum rifle .

As someone else already mentioned, I was also told by Bushnell reps that the Browning scopes are made at the Bushnell factory in Japan and are essentially the same as the Elite 3200.

I have a couple of Elite 3200's and yes they are very similiar to the Browning.

I suggest spending a bit more and getting a Leupold VX III
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