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#5695727 - 04/11/15 11:44 PM SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2
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Let's just say they are the same price, which one would you buy? Why? Both are FFP, mil/mil unless I missed something.

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#5695870 - 04/12/15 08:04 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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I'd feel comfortable with either choice. Both scopes are good to go.
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#5695916 - 04/12/15 08:39 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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I have 2 of the SS 3-15x42 scopes and really like their functionality but the glass is not all that great IMHO. I can't compare directly to the Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2, but if its glass is as good as my Elite Tactical DMR 3.5-21x50, I would say it would be the clear winner if prices were the same.

Note, I am only a rookie in target rifles and higher end scopes so take my input with that in mind. I am interested in hearing what you decide and what others have to say.
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#5695933 - 04/12/15 08:49 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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My only hold up with either is lack of zero stop. PST is the only scope in the price range with FFP and zero stop unless I have missed something.

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#5695941 - 04/12/15 08:55 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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The SS 3-15 is not in their HD line of glass. The Bushnell will have much better glass, yielding a clearer image.

Zero stop is handy, but not a "have to have" item. I have one scope with it and don't even have it set up. Mounting these scopes on a 20 MOA bas should put you on the number one rev indicator as labeled on the body of the turret.
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#5695962 - 04/12/15 09:10 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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10-4 I have two PST's and set both of them up with the zero stop initially and have used them. The XRS i just got is also zero stop. Just trying to keep it simple. SS 3-9 HD vs mentioned bushnell?

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#5695980 - 04/12/15 09:23 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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I think the 3-9 HD may have slightly better glass. Even if I am shooting myself in the foot. Owning both I would say the bushnell blows away the SS 3-15.

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#5695981 - 04/12/15 09:23 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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I'd much rather have 12X on the top end than 9X.

The higher the multiplier the higher the price, though. Bushy is times four, that SS is times three.
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#5696084 - 04/12/15 10:48 AM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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I've been there. The bushell 3-12 is my preference. Glass is much better.
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#5696233 - 04/12/15 01:55 PM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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Looks like I just traded into a bushnell (thanks wp). Sold a moa/mil scope locally yesterday, now all of my LR rifles will be FFP mil/mil. Need one more scope for a hunting (lighter weight) 300 wm hunting rifle, not sure I will go FFP but mil/mil is a must.

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#5696280 - 04/12/15 02:45 PM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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Always go FFP.
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#5696311 - 04/12/15 03:41 PM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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X2 FFP all the way.
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#5696353 - 04/12/15 04:17 PM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Always go FFP.


I must say I do not agree. Every rifle set up is not for engaging targets at various distances on a tight time frame. SFP allows for finer cross hairs at longer ranges for shooting the smallest groups possible. A 1000 yard bench gun that will always be shot at known distances will do better with a SFP fine duplex.

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#5696381 - 04/12/15 04:42 PM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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After shooting FFP and SFP I think there are many hunting situations I would rather have sfp. Reticle is just too small and fine at low power on FFP scopes for quick or close hunting.

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#5696399 - 04/12/15 04:53 PM Re: SS 3-15x42 vs Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 G2 [Re: westexhunt]
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That's in your head.

Reticle to target relationship is the same at every magnification.
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