Re: Bushnell Banner Scope
I would spend a couple more dollars and go up to their Trophy line of scopes, if you are set on buying a Bushnell. The throphy line is usually the minimum scope I reccommend. A hunting gun is only as good as its sights, so why try to save few bucks on an "ok" scope.
I do own one Banner - it is their 4-16 model - it is on a .223. It does ok - but I am not out in the mountain in poor weather with it.
I suggest to anyone looking for a scope to look at Leupold or Nikon. Their entry level scopes can be had for $130 to $180, on up. I also understand when money can be tight, so in that case skip the banner and go to the trophy.