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Bushnell Elite 6500

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Unread 07-08-2009, 11:14 AM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

When I ordered the scope, there was no data available on total elevation range. Leupold states 70 MOA, Nightforce 100 MOA.

Now, if I go to the Bushnell website, they say 50 inches total elevation. That is no where near enough for long range shooting. I got 45 according to the dial. Either way, it will be relegated to a varmint rifle, not a L.R.gun.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 11:28 AM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

So,
After I posted this, I fought the voice mail system of Bushnell Canada to talk to someone about this.

I have never had such piss poor customer service in my life. The fool on the other end could not answer a question and would not answer any questions.

Send it in and our technicians will evaluate it.

Scope is up for sale and Bushnell products are banned at my house.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 07:27 PM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

That is poor service.
From my experience ,what your saying and bushnells web it seems there is a big difference from the2.5 x16 to the 4.5 x30.the former haveing close to the 78 inches/100yds they quote. I need just over 25 moa to get 1000 so theres plenty to spare with the 2.5x16 . Ill stick with it for a while yet.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 09:50 AM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

Hey guys.. new to the forum (and long range shooting) and I had a question about the 6500 4.5-30x50mm. My brother in law and I are putting together some rifles to get into coyote hunting and informal long range shooting. He has a Weatherby Vanguard in .270 WSM and I have a Remington 700 in .243 which will both soon have A5-L stocks from Joel Russo. I bought the Bushnell 6500 2.5-16x42mm and am happy with it (but this is the only scope I have owned so I can't compare it to anything). He is looking to put a good long range scope on his (he definitely wants a high magnification) and was looking at the 6500 4.5-30x50mm but I have been hearing lately that they don't have good clarity at higher magnifications. Do you guys think this scope is worth the money, and a good choice for our purposes? Any recommendations on comparable/similarily priced optics? I think he would spend a bit more to get good quality....

Thanks!
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Unread 12-10-2009, 07:21 AM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

Im also wondering the same time... Ive heard that this sight doesnt go very good above 20x magnification, and that the 4200 6-24x50 is a better choise.

Also i wonder how the turrets are in comparison to the 4200 6-24x50?
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Unread 12-10-2009, 10:09 AM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

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Im also wondering the same time... Ive heard that this sight doesnt go very good above 20x magnification, and that the 4200 6-24x50 is a better choise.

Also i wonder how the turrets are in comparison to the 4200 6-24x50?
Sir Hit-A-Lot, we have heard the same thing about the above 20X.... my brother-in-law and I plan to look at one soon (within a month or so) and hopefully take it out of the store for a peek through it to see how things look at higher magnification. I'll try to get some through-the-scope pics if he buys it and post the results.
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Unread 12-10-2009, 11:13 AM
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Re: Bushnell Elite 6500

thats super. I'll wait for your review then
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