I have a Bushnell 4200 Elite and LOVE it! It is a little pricy but one great scope that will hold up to recoil CRISP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm not sure what you're paying for that Redfield, but if you ante up $199 and get a Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 from Cabela's I'd bet cash money you'd be happier. I can promise you that the much better coatings/glass on the Elite 4200 will be brighter than the 50mm lens on the Redfield in any light conditions. Cabela's is also running $5/shipping on it now too.
Get good ring/bases - I have had a set of leupolds failI'm interested in the 3-9x50 and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. I want to put it on my new Tikka .338wm. Thanks.
for 300.00 you can buy a used VX-II for 250.00 and save 50.00 to use for the rings and bases. if you hunt with this rifle and hunt in all weather conditions then i would really give thought to that 4200 Elite in 3-9x40. the raingaurd feature on the Ellites work well, i have personal experiance with that i can vouch for. also if you go 50 mm aobjective you will not be able to mount your scope as low as you would like to, something to consider.Wow thank you all for all the info. I think I will go look through the Redfield and see what I think. I also found a Leupold VX-1 at wal mart for $299. I just need a scope that will let me see well and hold up to the .338's recoil. I will go shopping and post the results when I buy one. So again thank you for the info.
In my opinion a 3x9 with a 50mm objective is more liability than an asset.