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Old 10-20-2011, 12:44 PM
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Entry level scope

Been looking at the Bushnell elite tactical 10x. It is on sale for $199 at midway, and I think I might just jump on it. Looking for testimonials on this scope as far as use for coyote/deer hunting and durability. It will see lots of snow in its life. I will be mounting it on a stevens 200 .25-06 and shooting up to 600yds max(more like 200-500) at animals and further at targets(maybe). Just looking for opinions.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:11 PM
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Re: Entry level scope

A buddy of mine has one on his Savage 243. Great glass and tracks well for the price.

The crosshairs are a little thick for long range bench shooting but seems to work alright on game.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:38 PM
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Re: Entry level scope

It is one of the best entry level scopes on the market and has a great track record to boot. Good glass, great tracking and very tough. It doesn't have a lot of extra feature but it does everything it is supposed to very well.

Look in the article section here on LRH. There are at least 2 articles that talk about and speak highly of that scope. I think one article is titled long range on a budget

I wish they would ad a MIL hash reticle. I would have room for a couple.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:38 AM
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Re: Entry level scope

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Looking for testimonials on this scope as far as use for coyote/deer hunting and durability.

I replaced my $50 BSA with that scope on my 30-30. It died after 19 shots; the height would not adjust after that.

I was assured it was a fluke by others that love the scope and got another. It died in less than 200 shots; wouldn't adjust windage-wise.

Good thing is, the warranty worked well; worse thing was, shipping costs.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:00 AM
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I've got one in 6-24x42..when its hot and humid here its alil foggy on the higher powers 18 and up....havin alil trouble on getting it zeroed perfect but I've only shot with it maybe 15-20 rounds...
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:22 AM
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Re: Entry level scope

SWFA sells a nice 10X tactical scope in the $400 range that gets lots of rave reviews. IF I wanted a tactical scope I would look at that. The Weaver Classic V series can be had for $300 for a varmint model 4-16x42. Semi-target turrets and choice of reticles makes it almost a tactical scope. Love mine. Been mounted on my .223 Rem and .204 Ruger varmint rifles and after 1000 rounds or so all is well.

The 16X top power will work far better at 600 yards than a 10X scope. It is made by Optical Light Works, same Japanese company as makes Bushnell Elite, Sightron SIII, Weaver Grand Slam and no telling how many others of good quality.

For $200 or less, the Weaver 40/44 series is hard to beat. I have a 3-12x42 on my .223 Rem right now, and it has aspherical glass as well.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:13 AM
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The Weaver Classic V series can be had for $300 for a varmint model 4-16x42. Semi-target turrets and choice of reticles makes it almost a tactical scope.
I have 2 V16's and they have been used a ton and they are still going strong. Those turrets are very repeatable too and the compact semi-target turrets are perfect for a lot of applications. Eye position does get a bit critical at high power but I mostly shoot at 6-12 power which works out well.
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