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New Bushnell LRHS

 
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:34 PM
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Re: New Bushnell LRHS

This is the scope that I have been waiting for. It has everything I was looking for. For me, unless I can lay down, long range hunting with some kind of support is 400 yards. Then on the other end when chasing the little piggies through the brush, 3 power works the best, and the circle is ideal for that.
If your shooting way out there toward 1K sure you would want more magnification, but for an all-around hunting scope, this one has a lot to offer.
John
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:08 PM
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Re: New Bushnell LRHS (scope lust)

The more I look at the LRHS scope the more I want it to replace the Burris Black Diamond MOA turret/mil dot reticle scope I now have on my .300 Win. mag. Browning A-Bolt.

Truly that is a great long range hunting scope and at a very fair piece considering the features and quality.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:52 AM
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Re: New Bushnell LRHS

I am interested in the newer 4.5-18 model of this scope and came across this after doing a Google search. I find it funny that some are talking up Nightforces glass in their NXS models as that is the sole reason why I sold my Nightforce with NPR2 reticle within 6 months of buying it. Before buying the NF and getting into long range shooting, I used a 4-12x50 Swarovski Habicht, which I think I paid $900 for. The glass was the best I had ever used in low light, which is often when the big boys step out. I sold the Swarovski for the Nightforce and enjoyed the scope while learning to shoot long range steel out to 1200 yards. However, when deer season started, I was extremely disappointed. All along I thought a $2000 scope surely had glass that was at least on par with my old Swaro. No doubt NF makes great scopes for several intended purposes but low light hunting (even on low power) is not one of them. My .02
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:19 AM
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Re: New Bushnell LRHS

I think you will find the Bushnell glass to be noticeably better than what you saw with NF in my experience. Their upper end glass is excellent. My eyes don't prefer swarovski glass to some of the other top end brands. I find zeiss and especially Leica looks better to me but top end Bushnell is right up there, close enough anyway to work for my hunting needs while giving me better turrets, reticles, etc. all of a much lower price.

There's a couple threads on the Hide about the new 4.5-18 if your looking for info. They are coming out this spring I believe. MOA versions of the LRHS as well.

Scot E.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:24 PM
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Re: New Bushnell LRHS

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I am interested in the newer 4.5-18 model of this scope and came across this after doing a Google search. I find it funny that some are talking up Nightforces glass in their NXS models as that is the sole reason why I sold my Nightforce with NPR2 reticle within 6 months of buying it. Before buying the NF and getting into long range shooting, I used a 4-12x50 Swarovski Habicht, which I think I paid $900 for. The glass was the best I had ever used in low light, which is often when the big boys step out. I sold the Swarovski for the Nightforce and enjoyed the scope while learning to shoot long range steel out to 1200 yards. However, when deer season started, I was extremely disappointed. All along I thought a $2000 scope surely had glass that was at least on par with my old Swaro. No doubt NF makes great scopes for several intended purposes but low light hunting (even on low power) is not one of them. My .02
I have no idea why some people bash nightforce glass. perhaps all NXS glass isn't equal and I have a better later version as my scope is only a couple years old. If I can see a coyote in sage brush past 600 yards well past legal shooting light. I don't see what in the world is the problem. night hunting big game animals in the US isn't legal in any place I know of. The NXS has you more than covered for any LEGAL big game hunting you can hunt. I see no reason to change the quality of glass especially in a scope like a nightforce. If you are one that truely needs the rugged and reliable tracking the scope provides, this is not intended use where a small difference in glass should be important to you.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:32 PM
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Re: New Bushnell LRHS

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I have no idea why some people bash nightforce glass. perhaps all NXS glass isn't equal and I have a better later version as my scope is only a couple years old. If I can see a coyote in sage brush past 600 yards well past legal shooting light. I don't see what in the world is the problem. night hunting big game animals in the US isn't legal in any place I know of. The NXS has you more than covered for any LEGAL big game hunting you can hunt. I see no reason to change the quality of glass especially in a scope like a nightforce. If you are one that truely needs the rugged and reliable tracking the scope provides, this is not intended use where a small difference in glass should be important to you.
I think a lot of it has to do with an individuals eyes. Some just agree more with different types of glass and coatings than others.

Scot E.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:17 PM
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Re: New Bushnell LRHS

I have a Bushnell ERS 3.5 - 21 X 50 tactical scope with an H 59 reticle. It has very "good" glass but it's not ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass.

If only Bushnell would, for another $200. -$400. gives us the option of getting the same scope with ED glass I'd get one.

The exhaustive tactical scope comparison by the Firearm Blog showed that the original Bushnell HDMR 3.5 - 21 scope (now ERS because it has a zero stop) was #9 out of 18 scopes tested and it was the best for the money of all the scopes tested.

I'm fairly certain the ERS line is at least the same quality as the LRHS. It's likely their glass is equal in quality.
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