Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Shotgun/Muzzleloader Scope
Good scope for a good price
I don't do a lot of long range shooting (100 yards is about it), so I didn't want to spend several hundred dollars on a scope. This one does just what I need and is very good at enhancing the available light when it's dawn/dusk. I spent about an hour watching some deer within an hour of dark and when it was almost too dark to see with the naked eye, this scope made them very clear.
November 13, 2012
Bad purchases and customer service
First off I will say that the low light system on these scopes do work, but thats all that works.
My first scope sighted in pretty easy but the 1st day hunting I kept hearing a noise. Upon closer inspection I noticed the rear ocular lense came completely loose. I contacted their customer service and they were not very nice nor were they helpful and speedy. So I finally was sent a replacement scope. The lenses have never given me any problems but the scope WILL NOT hold a zero. It wasnt long after that I need a scope for a .303 enfield. I had a cheap BSA scope on it but it worked like a charm but I wanted to upgrade. A dealer told me for the money the Bushnell Banner was a good buy. I informed him of what happened to the one I had and he insisted it was a fluke. So against my better judgement I purchased another one and put it on my .303...........well long story short, this scope does exactly what the other scope does now. It walks to the left..............THE FAR LEFT and keeps going. So I have now been thru 3 bushnell banner 3x9x40 scopes and they have all been defective. I am sending these 2 scopes back to see what they come up with. But at this point I am done with bushnell rifle scopes. I wish they would just give my money back to me and I would get something else. What a pain in the backside, disappointement, and loss of money at the ranget trying to sight in. I can not recommend these scopes to anyone. Maybe I am just an unlucky customer? Either way, when you spend your hard earned money on a scope and ammo to get your gun sighted in, and then have these things repeatedly happen in the woods during precious hunting time............I simply can not recommend or stand behind this product. I dont want anyone else to go thru the same headaches and loss of money that I have, yet alone cost them a shot at the game they pursue. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere or save a few extra dollars that you would easily loose in ammo at the range and buy a better grade scope.
November 8, 2012
Excellent scope for the money
Last muzzle loading season I shot two bucks with this scope that is mounted on a Savage ML2. One at 30 yards and one at 150 yards. The optics are great and in both instances the sight picture was clear and easy to obtain. I can highly recommend this scope. It holds zero even after a lot of target shooting and back and forth transportation to my hunting camp.
August 20, 2011
My personal opinion is that Banners are excellent scopes for the money. As far as I'm concerned, Banners are truly rugged, reliable scopes that offer outstanding image quality. Since mounting the 1.5-4 X 32 model on my Remington 870 Super Magnum slug gun over three years ago, I have not experienced one problem-zero. I have shot quite a few 2 3/4 and 3 inch slugs from my shotgun and the scope has never failed me. In addition to the recoil bashing it takes, it has never lost zero-- even after several accidental drops or fall-overs while hunting hogs and deer. I've disassembled and reassembled my shotgun quite a few times for cleaning and maintenance. Afterwards, I simply re-zero and the scope just keeps on doing its job, over and over again. Should I ever have a problem with the scope I currently have, I will immediately replace it with another Banner. Any one can pay hundreds of dollars more for a shotgun/blackpowder scope, but why? I'll just stand by my experience and opinion that no other shotgun/blackpower scope will outperform a Banner--none. Great product, great price!!
February 3, 2011