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Geronimo Jim
03-02-2010, 07:44 PM
A couple of weeks ago I posted that I had dropped a rifle and it landed on the scope and probably bent the tube. It was a Bausch & lomb 6 x 24 x 40mm w/AO. Shipped to Bushnell. Just found out they want $365 plus $10 shipping to repair. Someone posted that Leupold would be about $100 to repair. Well this is tough.....if it were $200 to $275 no brainer. But $375.............makes me think I should just spend the extra money and buy a Leupold. Any thoughts ????????

Gary Morgan
03-02-2010, 07:51 PM
I think you just answered your own question, and my answer would be the same.

zippy06
03-02-2010, 08:35 PM
This might help.
http://swfa.com/Bushnell-6-24x40-Elite-4200-Rifle-Scope-P6911.aspx

http://swfa.com/Leupold-6-18x40-VX-II-Riflescope-P2584.aspx

HovisKM
03-02-2010, 09:05 PM
When Natchesz puts the Bushnell 4200 6x24 on sale, their priced around 340.00....that's better than the repair. I think they may be on sale now. I bought a 8x32 4200 on sale a year or so ago for 385.00


Hovis

zippy06
03-02-2010, 11:04 PM
Kevin. WOW!! Nice price.
I have both. Very nice scopes. I paid full price.
I think, they are better than the same/equivalent Leupold. Side by side comparison. Just at the gun shop looking across the street.
But, at the range. A Competition Leupold 45X is very nice. :)

Geronimo Jim
03-04-2010, 10:32 AM
I got the price off the computer....they had a code on note they sent to check status. However, it also said letter being mailed to me. It just occurred to me that they might be offering me a current production scope instead of repair. Will post when letter comes. Thanks for the replies. Jim

virg
03-04-2010, 11:03 AM
I got the price off the computer....they had a code on note they sent to check status. However, it also said letter being mailed to me. It just occurred to me that they might be offering me a current production scope instead of repair. Will post when letter comes. Thanks for the replies. Jim

A new scope in exchange for a price is what they offered me years ago. Although my scope had a warranty repair (hazed up on the inside), they still wanted to send me a new scope for $350 exchange. They stated that my scope was obsolete and was not repairable. I guess they forgot they made no mention of "obsolete" in their life time warranty statement.

I have never purchased one of their scopes since.

virg

HovisKM
03-04-2010, 03:34 PM
That's a heck of a deal, keep your damaged scope and charge you more than what you can buy one for on sale......least they could do is sell you one a wholesale.

Hovis

Joe Salt
03-04-2010, 03:43 PM
If you have ever seen BAT MACHINES add ,It says buy the best and cry once! Stick with someone that has a life time guarentee.;)

Geronimo Jim
03-09-2010, 08:08 PM
I received the letter from Bushnell today and I was correct. Said they could not repair the scope and offered me a 4200 6 x 24 for $365 plus $10 shipping. Not a deal I will take. I can order the same thing from Jerry's for $395. It is hard to beat a Leupold for their service. Thanks for all the replies.

Ralph Grant
03-09-2010, 08:48 PM
This might help.

http://swfa.com/Leupold-6-18x40-VX-II-Riflescope-P2584.aspx

I've been eyeballing this one for my rimfire silhouettes gun. I have a Mueller 4.5 - 14 x 40 AO - APV on it now and I just don't have the confidence in the repeatability of the settings like I should. In a match this saturday it was off by about 2" when I dialed 30 clicks down for the chickens. 2" on rimfire chickens might as well be 2 feet!