Bushnell Bone Collector Trophy XLT 3-9×40 Rifle Scope Review

Amos Medford

Hunting Scope Review Intro

I am relatively new to hunting; however, I am already consumed with it (just ask my friends and family!). I live and hunt in North Florida, and I have been enjoying the outdoors here as long as I can remember. No one in my family hunted while I was growing up, but I always wanted to go; so much so that I even subscribed to North American Whitetails as a teenager.

As I have started accumulating hunting gear, my number one goal is value. With a growing young family and a limited budget, I need the highest quality, durable, and most versatile hunting gear available. I hope that – as a newer hunter – I will be able to objectively review products without any preconceived notions about particular brands or products, and this information will help other hunters.

Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9×40 Scope

From the class leading 91 percent light transmission to the nearly indestructible one-piece tube, every aspect of the Trophy XLT is optimized to elevate what has become the American standard for excellence in the field.

  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • 91% light transmission
  • 100% waterproof, fogproof and shockproof
  • One-piece dry nitrogen filled tube
  • Bulletproof Guarantee

First Deer Success with the Bushnell Bone Collector Trophy XLT Scope

This Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9×40 was used on my Mossberg ATR-100 .270. I found the scope to be excellent in low light situations. I have hunted using this scope in dense Florida backwoods, and successfully scoped and identified a button buck from about 100 yards. Another great feature on this scope is the anti-fog lens treatment. I have never had any issue with seeing clearly through the reticle – especially on the foggy morning when I shot my first deer! This is the type of performance that counts to me.

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Bushnell 3-9×40 Bone Collector Trophy XLT Rifle Scope Review Summary

In summary, I am not on the market for a scope; I am thrilled with this one! I believe the Bushnell Trophy XLT Bone Collector Edition 3-9×40 Rifle Scope is an excellent value. I would recommend this scope to anyone who needs a solid scope at a low price point. There are no lights or lasers or ranging features – just a good quality product (from a reputable brand I might add). If you are shooting from much longer distances or have a much higher budget, you may need to keep looking; but for those of us who are watching the budget and hunting in the tight woods of the deep south, it is a great option to consider.


  • Bushnell Bulletproof Guarantee
  • Anti-Fog Lens
  • Excellent in Low Light


  • Short Eye Relief

Ready to buy? Unfortunately, the Bushnell Bone Collector Trophy XLT 3-9×40 has been discontinued. You may still be able to get a steal on Amazon or eBay though. You can also search “753960C” for a very similar model.

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Amos is a Christian, husband, and soon-to-be father. He is a North Florida native that has enjoyed the outdoors for years but is relatively new to hunting. In a short time, he has developed a passion for hunting and spends as much time as possible in the woods.

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