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Elite 6500 4.5-30, is it good?

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Unread 07-28-2008, 11:00 PM
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Elite 6500 4.5-30, is it good?

I'm slowly building a 264. It's chambered in 264 Pacnor, just a tight chambered 264 win, 31 inch med plama 1-8.5 twist poly rifled barrel, onto a savage 111 small shank. that is it so far.

I need to know if the Bushnell 6500's would work well. recoil won't be bad with that heavy barrel, and even a 20 MOA base with this scope should be lots. My question is, with the 20 moa base will I be able to zero @ 300 yds and how well do the turrents on the 6500 trakc and function??

Also, anybody have any experiance with the Bell & Carlson stocks for a savage. how did the magazine function?? were you able to keep the clip?

Just a few questions. Be finishing it with duracoat in an artic camo pattern for a coyote/LR whitetail deer rig.

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Unread 07-28-2008, 11:52 PM
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Yes, the 6500 is good. I've shot mine on my Savage 112 in 300win and my Rem 700 in 338 RUM. No problems yet with the recoil. The glass is good and clear, even on 30x. Tracks very well. I was mounting it on both rifles with 25moa rails and was able to zero about an inch high at 100 yards.

Which B&C stock? I've heard good things about the medalist line. Since I'm a lefty the B&C's were not an option for me. I use a Stockade Tactical/Pdog Special. It is basically an A5 type clone with a full aluminum skeleton. It was only $200 unfinished. Mine is blind mag.
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Unread 07-29-2008, 12:40 AM
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These are a decent choice. Being new, there isn't a whole lot of field data on them, but high end Bushnells are always a safe bet, low end ones are usually a bad bet.

"See Better, Shoot Better"
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Unread 07-30-2008, 02:03 AM
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I've read conflicting reports reguarding total internal elevation adjustment on the 4.5-30. Somthing like 50 MOA total, 25 up and 25 down if mounted on flat base. Can anyone verify? Would like to here more about scope though from someone who has one. Otherwise it looks like a great scope. Now if they would just make one with target turets and more MOA adjustment. Why is it that it only has 50 MOA adjustment? I think their 2.5-16 model has more, can anyone explain this?


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Unread 07-31-2008, 10:01 AM
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I have the 6500 and use it for longrange mounted on eavy magnum no problems so far and am satisfied with quality and function.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 02:21 PM
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6.5x300, yes the win/elev. adjustments are a total of 50moa. On mine (4.5-30), windage was exactly 98 clicks in each direction.
Elevation was not so consistant: 98 clicks up, 123 clicks down.
Clicks are precise to read and feel
Glass is excellent, though at 30x the image is somewhat dim due to the exit pupil.
Magnification ring is smooth.
Mil-dot is true at 10x.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 03:06 PM
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Bushnell claims 80 MOA elevation and windage.


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