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    Bushnell banner

    Wife's looking at a bushnell 3-9x40 for her 17hmr . I think it's the banner model, retails for roughly $200. Has anybody used one/had dealings with one n care to comment? Cheers


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    had a banner dusk till dawn on my 8mm for a couple of years .....then the crosshairs started jumping ........replaced it with a redfield takes a lickin and still tickin put the bushnell on my 22 and it seems fine

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    It should be fine on a 17hmr
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    ive got one a couple of them one on a pcp and one on a 22 they have been good as far as a budget scope goes. in that price range I like the nikko stirlings im running 5 of those on various rifles and had no problems with them either

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    It doesn't answer your question directly but in the last year I have bought 2 Bushnell Legend Ultra HD scopes. Yeah, I know they are somewhat dearer than the Banner. The optics in them is quite stunning for the price and for a Chinese product. If someone had suggested a year ago that I buy a Chinese scope I would have told them to f..k off. The old Banner of years ago was a great value budget scope. I used one on my 308 for years. The latest Banners mmmm don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    ive got one a couple of them one on a pcp and one on a 22 they have been good as far as a budget scope goes. in that price range I like the nikko stirlings im running 5 of those on various rifles and had no problems with them either
    I would agree with this. The Airking 4-12 would be a similar price to the budget you are looking at and the Nighteaters were a bit more. I would avoid the Game king range, and Gold crown would also be a good fit ......

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    I've had a Bushnell Banner 3-9*40 on my 22 and it's worked well in daylight. I've never tried it in low light or night.

    I've had to re-zero it a few times but probably due to it getting knocked going in and out of the safe (need to get a bigger safe or have less guns) or being dropped. Don't know if this is typical, but doesn't seem to happen to my other rifle/scopes.

    I don't think it's any better than other Chinese scopes, I think I prefer my lower cost Tasco World Class.

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    @tiroatedson there is one on the "NZ Firearms Buy/sell/trade" Facebook page for $90 including rings

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    Got one on my .22 - Perfectly good for bunnies out to about 60m - 70m
    May need something a little stronger after that.
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    Cheers guys


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