Well much to my surprise I received an e-mail on Fed 26th saying my PST (6-24x50mm SFP) was on its way. I all ready had the rings for it so when It arrived I could take off the Bushnell 3200 Elite, and mount the PST straight away. I was not able to try and mount the scope until Monday (the scope arrived on Friday) and was not able to look through the scope until Monday due to it being my weekend to work. I would leave when it was dark and come home in the dark. I had the scope for 2.5 days before I could look through it, life is just not fair some times
Now for the mounting. Well the cross slot screw had thread issues (they were striped out) so I had to send them back for a new set. The new set arrived and a screw in a top scope ring had been cross threaded and the last 4 threads were nice and shinny, I sent that set back.
Third times a charm and I was able to mount the rings with out any trouble and get the scope mounted too.
The weather has been typical march weather, great on the days I work and sucky when I am off. So today was the first day I could get good pictures of the scope on the gun and have a chance to show the reticule on game.
I am extremely lucky to live and work where I do. When I got up this morning I glassed the hill side and found some Elk that for some unknown reason were lower than they should be for this time of year. In years past they have stayed just below the snow line in the spring, but today were very low and only 1,720 yards away give or take (had to Google earth them).
I got the newly mounted PST out, put the Bi-Pod on it, got a rear bag and went to the kitchen table. The pictures are at 24x the first one is looking through the sliding door that has window tint on it. The second picture is with the window open, but since it was only 36 degrees outside the heat waves from the inside air mixing with the outside air really mess with the image.
Before I mounted the scope I took it out side and looked through it and was impressed with how clear it was at 24 x. These pictures do not do the clarity justice. I was a little scared to buy a scope without being able to look through it first but have no regrets about it now. As soon as I can get to the range I will post a report on how it tracks and returns to zero.
Hope this helps those of you who are looking for a new scope and those who are waiting for their PST to arrive.
24x window open
24x Window Open
338 Edge with 6-24x50mm PST
Two of my hiking BUDS