Monthly Archives: October 2008

16 Oct

>Bushnell Elite 3200s for Airguns

Steven K. Ledin,

I picked up a new airgun scope for a favorite spring gun, my Beeman R1 in .20 caliber. I decided on a Bushnell Elite 3200 4-12×40 #324124A. This is a rugged, bright, and repeatable scope, marketed as going down to 10 meters for official airgun competition. Unfortunately, I found that the 10 meter parallax advertising for this scope is not true. It’s really about 12 meters, making it useless for my needs. I swapped it for another 3200, the 5-15×40 #325154T. This also has some advertising issues. This scope has tall target turrets. Nowhere is this described in the
06 Oct

>Chuck, a Leica, and a Leupold

Steven K. Ledin,

My buddy Chuck the vet is back from his hunt. A mulie and a couple antelope. His Leupold VX-III 3.5-10×40 was mounted in Leupold Dual Dovetail rings and bases and everything worked superbly like good equipment does. His Leica Rangemaster 1200 rangefinder was the envy of all. You get what you pay for. Good job, Chuck. Three shots and three animals. Seems like all that practice paid off.