i have the 3200 elite and have been pleased all the way around with it. the only regret i have on the 3200 is i did not pony up a few more $$ and get the 4200 elite. after looking through my friends all i can say is wow. the raingaurd feature does work and work better than i was expecting. the elite series of scopes are the old baush and lomb series. they are exalent scopes and the 4200 has the 95% light transmision. you can not buy a better scope at that price. the 4200 will beat out the leupold vari-x II and will easily equal the vari-x III's.