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Going to OH for first time for whitetail and buying a new Ruger 450 Bushmaster rifle to comply with the straight wall regs in the state. It'll be a woods/fields hunting setting. 

Question is for what type of budget $250+/- scope to get. I'm leaning towards a 3x9 but also have an unmounted 2.5x10 Bushnell 4200 at the house. I was trying to decide between something new that was a bit lighter or if I should just stick the 4200 on it. I was leaning towards the Leupold Freedom 3x9 but wanted a more informed opinion. 
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 I'd spend the money on ammo and put the bushnell on it.
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 The 450 bushmaster is a cool round.  had it in an AR for a while.  similar trajectory as a 30-30 and about the same effective range.
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I agree, the 4200 is solid scope and not so sure a Freedom would be any better. 
Southern Michigan has a similar straight walled case restriction and the .450 is really hot here.
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Well, you could always try the Bushnell and if you don't like it get something else?

Whatever you choose, happy hunting!

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I appreciate the insight. 

I have a few of the 4200's I bought back when they were on sale years ago. I do like them optically but thought something a bit lighter might be better. Basically I was hoping to get a solid excuse to buy something new since I do have other rifles I could top with the Bushnell. 


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I have a couple of those 4200s.  They are a great scope optically and just work well. 

I don't think you will find anything better in your budget range.  If you want light and amazing save up for a Swaro 3-9x36.  I have one on an AR and it is outstanding.  $700, but wow its a great little scope. 


I have not personally seen one but the Vortex Razor 1.5-8x32 is really talked up as well.  Its on sale at SWFA for $500.  It weights 13ish ozs.

 
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I like those little 3-9x36 Swaro scopes so much, I have 2 of them!
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