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In the quality hierachy of vintage scopes, where do the Bushnell Sportview (Korea) scopes fall? I recently picked up a new-in-box gloss 3-9x32 and a gloss 4-12x38(40)for cheap, both made in Korea. They appear to be well made and the image quality seems comparable to the vintage Redfield 3-9 and also the Bausch & Lomb Balvar B 2.5 - 8 that I purchased a while back.

The Sportviews were reasonably priced and I wanted these gloss vintage, smaller objective scopes for the period correct look on late '70's/early '80's rifles. The image through the scope looks even a bit sharper than some modern Bushnell Banner scopes I own.

I read someone describing them as cheap scopes that came on "package deal" rifles of the period. I had one modern rifle bundle with a no-name "Remington branded" scope that was truly a throw-away, but the Bushnell Sportviews seem to be much better quality.

Any opinions or experiences would be appreciated.
 

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I don't have any personal experience with that scope, but I bet your assessment of it being comparable to the similar B&L and Redfield of that era would most likely be accurate.
 

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Heard about the same. Lower end of the Bushnell line but should hold zero. Trust it over others for sure. My XLT 3x9 has proven good and was around a $150 scope with rebate. Only one I saw self destruct was a Simmons which came on a friends Savage 110 I believe. Lenses blew completely out of it the second time he fired the gun. Would have not believed it if I had not been there myself.
 

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I have a 3-9x45 Sportview on a Savage 110 I inherited when my Dad passed away. He bought both in 1988 and the glass is clear and sharp, still on the settings he used and is very accurate.
 
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