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Old 01-02-2010, 07:14 PM
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bushnell 6500 or zeiss conquest

I am building a 6.5-280AI rifle and trying to decide which optics to put on the rifle. I have other zeiss conquests and absolutely love them, and I also have a bushnell 3200 and 4200 tactical. The glass is far better on the zeiss, but I don't know if the 6500 is better than the other ones. I was looking and the busnell 2.5-16 or the zeiss conquest 3.5-10x44, 4.5-14x44, and the 4.5-14x50 with the turrets. Since most of the shots will be within 100-200 yards, but maybe out to 500 I'm not sure if I want the turrets or not. Which would you guys pick out of these scopes? I can't really afford more expensive models like a NF or USO and so these are on the top end of my budget. I think once I finish this project I'll start saving for and EDGE with a NF, but for now this will have to do! Thanks for the help guys
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Re: bushnell 6500 or zeiss conquest

Of the two you've listed I'd go with the Conquest, nothing against the 6500, just think the Zeiss has better glass.

If you're interested in other options take a look at the Clearidge Ultra XP5 at the Optics Zone. Glass isn't quite as good as the Zeiss but it'll run with the Bushnell for less $$$.

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Re: bushnell 6500 or zeiss conquest

Below is a link to the Ultra XP5 that Winmagman is referring too.

Large Selection of Discounted Scopes, Binoculars, Rangefinders from Nikon, Leupold, Weaver, Zeiss, Clearidge, Bushnell, Burris and More!

Let us know if you have any questions.
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Re: bushnell 6500 or zeiss conquest

My longest range will prolly be 500 yds, do you think getting the turrets on the scope is worth it? Most shots will be 100-200 yds
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Re: bushnell 6500 or zeiss conquest

I generally find that out to 250 yds I don't use the turrets, 300yds and beyond I always dial up.

My personal preference is to get turrets, can't use them even ocassionally if you don't have them. But thats me.

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Re: bushnell 6500 or zeiss conquest

Greywolf18,
That depends on how much do you want to take that occasional 500 yard shot. If most of your shots will be between 100 and 200 yards, maybe the turrets are not worthy, but if you really desire to take that 500 yard shot, then it is more than likely a must have type of thing. Good luck anyways, and happy new year.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:04 AM
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Re: bushnell 6500 or zeiss conquest

I would opt for the Zeiss. I ordered another one yesterday making that my third conquest. Outstanding glass IMHO.
Just my $.02
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