View Full Version : Bushnell Scope with Firefly
03-31-2009, 11:02 PM
They have been around for a while.Have not looked at one ,so I am looking for input as to good/bad. Need it as a deer -plinking scope.The Extreme upper is on the way. If I were to go with a 3-9-50 , would the bell be a bit too much ? I was told the ret is thick.Also any site with a good price will help. Thanks
04-07-2009, 11:22 AM
I used a 3-9x40 Bushie 3200 Firefly on my .223AR for hunting/plunking. I found that the firefly was a real PIA to use, had to get a flashlight out and 'charge it up' for it to glow. Right after charging it was VERY bright and not 'shooter friendly', after a short time it had a 'soft glow' and was very shooter friendly. Problem was the charge wouldn't last long so now I just use it as a standard scope and don't fool with the firefly, it's more trouble than it's worth IMHO.
I recently put a Leupold Prismatic 1X scope on my flat top AR, and will mount the Bushie on my RRA 6.8 upper when I get it,(it was ordered 1-8 from Pete at Legal Transfers), the 6.8 will be used primarily for hunting and I like a 3-9x40 on my hunting rifles.
Bottom line, the 3x9 should work out well for your general hunting/plunking needs.
04-07-2009, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the input. I went ahead and ordered a 3200 3-9-40 w/firefly. Price was right and if it doesnt work out ,it goes on the slug gun.I need it for the weee hours of light.We shall see how it plays out.
04-08-2009, 10:58 PM
Did not have a whole lot of time .Just got the scope from Natchez today (fast shipping) 3-9-40 w/Firefly Cross hairs did seem a little heavy at first.But looking through tree and brush areas you could pick it out real nice.I charged the ret for about a minute with my mini mag and it was good to go for about 45 plus min.The cross hairs thinned out as well when lit up.lThe ret steps down from 2 widths to a fine cross hair.You could use it as a comp with a little practice.So far I am happy with it .When it is up and running on the rifle I will report back.For $ 200 to my door I feel I am good to go for now.
04-09-2009, 12:48 AM
I have the Elite 3200 1.5x4.5x32 with the Firefly.
I'm not impressed with the Firefly option. Pure hype.
However, it's a good scope. Bright and clear. It also has the Rainguard coating which does work.
I got mine off the Sample List for $149. I'm real happy with it.
This is the second Elite 3200 scope I've bought. I have the 10x mildot scope. That one is a winner and a real sleeper at $180.
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