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Old 08-25-2009, 10:32 PM
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Nikon Buckmasters 6-18X40 or Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical

Simple question. For a Browning A bolt 7mm Rem Mag. Looking to shoot to about 600-700 yards.

thanks

Joe

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: Nikon Bushmasters 6-18X40 or Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical

If you meant Nikon Buckmaster then its a 3 star scope, but Bushnell Elite 3200 is a 3 star plus, if you like 5 star scope then go with Leupold VX-7
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:42 PM
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Re: Nikon Buckmasters 6-18X40 or Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical

thanks for the advice and help. Would love to go there, but that is a difference of a thousand bucks. YIKES

i am on a meager budget as i am finishing up optometry school and have little funds

Thanks

Joe
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:50 PM
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Re: Nikon Bushmasters 6-18X40 or Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical

Well first question is are you looking at the Bushnell 5-15x50, or the 10x? Cause both are reffered to as "tactical".

I own both the Nikon and the straight 10x Bushnell, and have shot the 5-15 Bushnell tonnes.
My preference would go to the Nikon, mainly cause I like there duplex reticle way better than the Bushnell Mildot; cause they are way too thick. IMO.
Also I know that the Nikon has great tracking, not saying that the Bushnells don't though; I just have more experience with the Nikon. But the main feature that does it for me is the side focus. Once you get a scope with side focus you will never go back.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:54 PM
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Re: Nikon Buckmasters 6-18X40 or Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical

But if you are on the tight budget, go with Nikon, personally I wouldn’t, there are not much of the difference price vise Nikon $360 vs. $350 for Bushnell.
there is a review done on Bushnell on snipercentral you might want to read it.
But if you really up to it go with 4200 tactical model 6-24 x 50

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Re: Nikon Buckmasters 6-18X40 or Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical

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Simple question. For a Browning A bolt 7mm Rem Mag. Looking to shoot to about 600-700 yards.

thanks

Joe
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:10 AM
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Re: Nikon Buckmasters 6-18X40 or Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical

For that sort of distance id be looking at x24 minimum and ideally x32 and make sure the reticule is fine enough too- the buckmasters would obscure your view too much at this range unless your hunting elephants, the elite would do the job but id say you need more mag to make a clean well placed shot / kill
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