Relative quality comparison - Bushnell Banner & Trophy scopes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wpshooter, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. wpshooter

    wpshooter Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I am looking for a new scope for my muzzleloader rifle (Thompson Black Diamond Extended Range version).

    I am looking at the 3 x 9 x 40mm Bushnell scope offerings in either the Banner series or the Trophy series.

    Does anyone have any first hand experience with both of these scopes and an opinion as to the relative quality of these 2 scope series in light of the fact that the price of the Trophy series is close to twice the price of the Banner series scopes ? So, basically my question is, is the Trophy series so much better in quality than the Banner series, so that I should consider it over the less expensive Banner series ?

    I know that there are scopes out there that are either worse or better quality than these 2 Bushnell series of scopes, so I do not need recommendations and advice on scopes other than these 2 Bushnell series.

  2. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    i cant offer any advice on the two that you mention. the sport view i have is just as clear as my leupold

  3. B27

    B27 New Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    The Trophy 3-9x40 is one of my favorite scopes for serious .22 rimfire rifles.
    At about $100 a copy they are a great bargain IMO.
  4. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    I would like to help, but most turn up there nose when they see I have a barska glass on top of my rifles
  5. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Sitka, Alaska
    We sold both series in our gun shop; both were excellent scopes - clear and distortion free, and great buys for the money. From my own experience with a Bushnell that'd been underwater for a week (don't ask); I returned it to see if it could be salvaged, was informed by their service dept. that it was beyond hope, so they replaced it free of charge. Great company, great products.
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