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#189564 - 02/08/18 07:23 PM Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope
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I have the Bushnell Trophy 2-6X32 scope and like it very much. I thought I might like to try the Elite version but I see it is discontinued.

I may try to buy a used one but first I want to ask those who have had both, what are the differences other than price? Is the glass quality much better on the Elite?

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#189579 - 02/09/18 07:47 AM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: spinsail]
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NOT SURE WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS BUT IT IS NOT COSMETIC, PAY THE DIFFERENCE AND GET AN ELITE
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#189583 - 02/09/18 10:51 AM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: 45MAN]
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Thanks 45MAN

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#189584 - 02/09/18 11:25 AM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: spinsail]
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The Elite is made more sturdy and is meant for magnum guns (I have one on a .500 S&W that has held up for 6+ years).
The Trophy is for milder recoiling guns. I have a friend using one on a .44 Mag, but I would go a little lower. Mine are on .22s/.357s. They do fine here.
Both are great scopes that have excellent eye relief through all powers.

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#189592 - 02/09/18 03:47 PM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: wvhitman]
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Good to know Doc. My Trophy is on my CVA Scout .243. I better switch it to something milder.

My other scopes are fixed, a Leupold, Nikon and Burris, and I like them all but even though the Bushnell is cheaper it appears brighter and more clear to my eyes.

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#189593 - 02/09/18 03:59 PM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: spinsail]
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I plan on using my Trophy on a .243 Scout temperory until I can find a good deal on a Burris, Leopold or Weaver. It will end up on a Ruger .22 Charger.

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#189597 - 02/09/18 08:30 PM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: Hendog]
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Coating on Elite glass is much better,and fixed 20" eye relief. You can see how water beads up on Elite, vs the Trophy. Field of view, isn't great on Elite.

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#189602 - 02/10/18 12:56 AM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: spinsail]
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On EA Browns site there used to be a diagram showing a cross section of both scopes. I don't recall the specifics but the Elite was definitely beefed up compared to the Trophy. I've never owned a Trophy but have several Elites and have been happy with them.
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#189613 - 02/10/18 05:21 PM Re: Bushnell Elite v. Trophy Pistol Scope [Re: pab1]
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Bushnell bought out Bausch & Lomb, the legendary German scope manufacturer, and the Bushnell Elite 3200 is the "original" B&L Elite 3000. It is, as stated, the much superior scope of the two asked about.

I have had and do have both the B&L and the Bushnell and they have held up to .454's and everything else I have put them on.

Spend the extra cash and avoid being "let down" on that big game hunt that you trusted that "trophy" scope with.
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