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New Bushnell 6500

 
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:45 AM
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Re: New Bushnell 6500

Thanks, it sounds as if it may work on the Lapua.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:00 PM
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Re: New Bushnell 6500

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Are the reticles the same as on the 3200's?

Looking toward the Sun at dawn and dusk the 3200 reticle "flares" a bronze color and obstructs the view badly, IMO.

I want the 4.5-30x 6500, but the reticle has me up in the air. For $667. it is very tempting

edge.

That is the result of a wire reticle, and the reflection of your face bounces back into the scope and lights it up. Etched reticles never do that.

That is a good price, especially if that is door to door.


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Old 11-13-2008, 10:22 PM
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That is the result of a wire reticle, and the reflection of your face bounces back into the scope and lights it up. Etched reticles never do that.

That is a good price, especially if that is door to door.


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Old 11-14-2008, 10:54 AM
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Re: New Bushnell 6500

It looks like shipping would be added. They are a sponsor here and we no longer are, so I can't comment any further.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:50 PM
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Re: New Bushnell 6500

I am interested in the 6500 too. I looked at both models and almost bought one. I took them outside and looked at a brick wall. The scopes were mounted on a slave stock. I did not think that the resolution was that good. The turrets on the scopes did not have positive clicks. I passed on the purchase. After I returned home I looked at my Leupold VXIII 8.5 X 25 and felt that it was a much better scope. I would like to hear more comments from people that actually have them mounted on a rifle. The slave stock was good but it was not rested on bags. I have seen reference on the web that they will have tactical models in 2009. These should have better adjustments.

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Old 11-19-2008, 07:03 PM
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Re: New Bushnell 6500

If you dig up my internet comments on the Elite 6500 you will see I always thought the compromise was made in the glass, especially vs. the Elite 4200. Looks like your eye saw the same thing.

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:35 PM
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ScottBerish:

I just did not feel that the scope had clairity to match the price. I liked the power range. I ended up buying an Elite 3200 which is a very clear scope. Mine is a 3 X 9. I do not think that this scope is as sharp on 9X as it is on 3 to 8 power.

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