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New-Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 Tactical?

 
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:51 PM
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Re: New-Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 Tactical?

Roy,
I think you better get your mildot calibrater recalibrated [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

The reticle is a plain-jane mildot version of the mildot reticle in my opinion.

I shot the scope a lot yesterday on one of my older .308 rifles and it tracked nicely, had 45 moa of elevation from top to bottom and 45moa of windage from side to side. Let a couple of young guys try it, one guy proceeded to put four consecutive shots into just under 0.75" - at 200 yards. Scope was on 16 power, it provides a very sharp image at 16, gets a bit duller at 24, you can see a significant difference in light transmittion. Still sharp enough to shoot but not tacky and bright compared to down a bit.

Shot a group of five shots at 6x then cranked it to 24x and five more - all same POI. Clicks are sharp, bit of a wander in sharpness at the extremes but still good - by wander I mean they seemed to get a bit lighter.

Got to watch the barrel contour of your rifle - that fifty mm front-end is bulky, got to have at least mediums or better for rings, even on a Near or Badger rail.

Same turret handles as used on the 10X 3200 Tactical I believe, look and operate the same, easy to zero-up after you shoot your 100 zero.

Side turret works nicely, fast focus eyepiece snaps the reticle into focus.

Back to Roy, who in hell needs first reticle plane scopes - haven't you heard about laser rangefinders [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] First plane scopes give me the vapors - damn recticals get too big, most of the suckers are metric, what in hell is a centimeter?? Three clicks to a meter or something like that, I prefer inches and quarter moa clicks.

Getting back to the 4200 - everybody who has seen it wants to buy it. That tells you somethin'.
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:28 PM
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Re: New-Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 Tactical?

Ian

I emailed you regarding the pics you sent me. Thanks
I noticed you had a 20-30 MOA base, but can you tell me which angle you had? Also with that base how far can you shoot with it without running out of MOA and the same goes for how close can you be without running out?
Forgot to ask. What caliber is it on? Me it's to put on a .223, so I need to know what kind of base I will need.
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Re: New-Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 Tactical?

That was a M-70 push-feed in .308 Win. with a Near Mfg base I think, believe it is 20 moa but might be 25. Rings are Badgers, again I don't know exactly which ones but probably standard height. The rifle zeroed at 100 yards about dead-nuts center, so I lose a bunch of elevation - only a bit over twenty moa so that will get me out to 700 yards with the ammo I shoot. Maybe higher rings would help.
Hopefully those scopes will soon be available in Canada.
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That was a M-70 push-feed in .308 Win. with a Near Mfg base I think, believe it is 20 moa but might be 25. Rings are Badgers, again I don't know exactly which ones but probably standard height. The rifle zeroed at 100 yards about dead-nuts center, so I lose a bunch of elevation - only a bit over twenty moa so that will get me out to 700 yards with the ammo I shoot. Maybe higher rings would help.
Hopefully those scopes will soon be available in Canada.

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Thanks for the info. Helps a lot. But makes me a bit sad [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] at the same time, cause I was thinking of getting the other version 6-24x40mm cause it's more compact and only 13" long, but it only has a total of 26 MOA Adjustment range in both directions compared to your 50 MOA. That really sucks.[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] To make sure of this I called Bushnell in the US and Canada and they both told me the same thing. Wonder how far I could reach with a 20-30 MOA Base with the 40mm version? If I can't get to 700 yrds, then I'd have to get your version even if it's big for what I want to do. Wonder if your version would be big on the CZ Varmint .223??? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] As said before it's going to get abused.
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