I own both models, but my VXII is not a 3-9x40. The only 4200 I own is the 3-9x40 and I'm happy with the purchase, it's a fine scope. I believe I paid $263 NIB for it, perhaps two years ago. I will have to admit, however, that I found very little difference to my eye between the 3-9x40 3200 (have owned two of these) and 3-9x40 4200, even in personal twilight comparisons. They are, as far as I know, exactly the same scope except for the lens coatings. The 4200 has a very good adjustment system, very positive and accurate. I have a difficult time choosing against a Leupold, however, if the price is the same for both, around $299.Which is a better scope for the money? Please consider durability, eye relief and brightness/clarity.
That there, is an up close and personal reply. Listen closely to what's said!! The Bushnell Elite scopes I've owned, both 3200 and 4200, simply do not have the eye relief needed for BIG bangers. On rifles up to say 7mag/30/06 they do most certainly "walk the walk".Sorry if I offend but there is no comparison between sightron and zeiss. Zeiss conquest is the best scope under a grand in my opinion. They will take endless recoil and are one of the best optics I've seen. One of mine has been getting whooped on my 375 ruger for a while. Eye relief is awesome. Now between the 4200 and vx2, The 4200 is optically better. Both will take the recoil but the eye relief on the 4200 sucks. For a heavy recoiling gun, you have to get too close for comfort. I do own all these scopes so I'm speaking from my own experience.