Mystery scope.


February 7, 2012, 08:14 PM
I just bought a Savage package deal rifle, I know the package guns normaly come with a Simmions Blazer/8 point scope but this one has Bushnell written on it, but no markings as to the model. It looked better then the Simmions on the other ones so I grabed it up. Anyone have any idea what this is? Sorry it won't let me post the pic.

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February 7, 2012, 08:15 PM
Probably a Banner 3-9x. Pictures?

February 7, 2012, 08:21 PM
My Axis came with a Bushnell 3-9x40 on it. I believe it says more on the bottom under one of the rings but I don't remember what and don't really feel like taking it all the way off. All I can see now is 3-9x40, waterproof, and some numbers. Can't quite see the next line. You might find something helpful under there.

February 7, 2012, 08:42 PM
Probably a Banner 3-9x. Pictures?
The zoom adjustment knob is different then the Banner, other then that it is similar, sorry I don't know why it won't let me upload the photo. :( Glass quality seems to be good, not Nikon good but what else is? If it survives a trip to the range with full powerd handloads in an 06 I will call that a decent scope :) The Simmons that came on my 270 win failed after about a box.

February 7, 2012, 08:50 PM
It's a Sportsman 3-9. I have 2 of them. One sits on a shelf and the other is on my .22.

February 7, 2012, 08:54 PM
I was given that same scope from a buddy that bought the Savage package. He replaced it with a Leupold VX-3. I He gave it to me for an R700 .243 that needed a scope that was made in the last 30 years. I had more than one no-shoot shots during hunting season, because I couldn't see through the old scope due to light, fog, etc to make a clean kill. Anyway, he gave it to me, and after some rings, and sighting in, it seems just fine for what I need it for. Even broke it in with 30 rounds of handloads that I was shooting for load devolpment. I will admit I will probably get a different scope for the .243 down the line, and the little Bushy will then become a 101/22 scope or something like that.

February 7, 2012, 09:04 PM
hmm never heard of a 101/22

February 7, 2012, 09:06 PM
Couldn't find any thing helpful on my scope but looked at the papers that came with it and it says it's a Bushnell Sharpshooter scope.

February 7, 2012, 09:10 PM
I checked user reviews on the Bushnell sportsman seems to be a pretty good scope for an el-chepo. Between 4 and 5 stars everywhere. We will see if it can hold a zero with upscale 06 recoil. Heck I will give it 3 stars just for that :)

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