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Old 01-15-2013, 02:13 PM
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Bushnell Elite 6500

Can anyone give me some info on the Bushnell Elite 6500 in 4.5-30x50 with the mil-dot reticle? Thinking of getting one to start doing some long range shooting. Would this scope be a good starter scope? Any comments would help. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:06 PM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

I have had many Bushnell elite scopes they're Elite 4200 line ( since discontinued) were "Bad to the Bone" I have a 6500 2.5x16x50mm and its just fine. My 6x24x40mm elite 4200 has a little bit better glass. I had that scope Bushnell elite 6500 4.4x30x50mm Mil Dot that your asking about and I was disappointed it was fuzzy above 24 power and thought the glass was inferior to the Elite 4200 series optics. What's your budget ? They have other tactical high power scopes that are getting good ratings. A Sightron S-3 6x24x50mm with MOA-2 reticule is a winner. I had a 8x32x56 mm S3 1/8 target dot. It was good ,but dot was way to small. I'm awaiting shipment of the new Zeiss HD5 line 5x25x50mm it will have the best glass I've ever had. I once had a 2.5x10x42mm IOR on my AR-15 it was very good glass but there was some tunnel effect that annoyed me. I recently bought a Minox 6x30x56 mm that scope was a true dog with out a tail to wag. I owned it for an hour and promptly sent it back. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:16 PM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

Thank you for the information. I had heard that about the 4.5-30 before. I think the 2.5-16 would be a great scope for a hunting rig. Thanks again for the information.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 PM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

I have a 6500 doa on my .257 B and a vortex viper on my win 300. I have no problem per say with my bushnell but I do not like the thickness of the reticle compared with the crisp sharp reticle on my vortex. For long range it is dificult to hit a target when it is covered by thick line reticle. something to look at. Otherwwise I have no problems with my bushnell.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:25 PM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

Which has better glass the Bushnell or Vortex ?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:30 PM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

About the same in my opinion. |I think there is only about three lens makers out there. They just source out and use their own lens coating formulas.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:54 PM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

You might be right. I have a Weaver tactical 3x15 x50mm FFP and that glass is really nice.
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