B&L Scope & Target Turrets

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Nodak7mm, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Nodak7mm

    Nodak7mm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    181
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    I have a 5.5x15 B&L that I'd like to have a little more user friendly for LR. It has just standard 1/4 clik turrets, would like to have target turrets put on. (called Bushnell this am and could'nt talk to a tech person, only sales putzes. Got frustrated after 5 minutes and hung up) I have done a search and nothing really comes up except for maybe gimmicky looking things.

    Any suggestions outside of getting a different scope..

    Thx

    Nodak
     
  2. RBrowning

    RBrowning Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    247
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    I have the same problem. I bought a Bushnell Elite 4200 planning to put Stoney Point knobs on it, only to find out the Stoney Point doesn't make them for Bushnell. If you do find something, please post it.
    RBrowning
     

  3. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Writers Guild

    Messages:
    1,459
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2001
    Wideners carries factory bushnell knobs. They were discontinued a while back so you may get turrents that say 3000 or 4000.

    They work very well and look great. A do it at home change too. I have them on my 4000 2.5X10 hunting rifle and have not had any problems in a couple of years of use.

    Jerry
     
  4. Nodak7mm

    Nodak7mm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    181
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    RBrowning: I tried to email ya but it was returned. I have emailed (hopefully someone who can help) at Bushnell to see if such a swap can take place. I followed up with Jerrys suggestion and called Wideners, he had nothing but said he used to just call up and order them. Therefore I am trying bushnell again.

    Next MI shoot, I want in too. I got Crows email to late on Sat and had already made plans. I think there is definatly a LRH presence in MI. But I can't for the life of me figure out where ya can shoot past 300 yds cause of all the danged trees. Crow has a secret spot and hopefully we'll all hook up and have fun. If I figure this turret thing out, I'll advise via this post.

    Jerry, thanks for the suggestion..

    Nodak7mm
     
  5. rolltide

    rolltide Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    139
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Are you guys talking about Wideners Reloading and Shooting Supply in Johnson City, Tennessee? I'm in there about 2-3 times per week. If so, I'll get the scoop and post it.

    Just let me know for sure,

    Take care

    CC
     
  6. Nodak7mm

    Nodak7mm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    181
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    Thats the place. If you can check it out, that would be greatly appreciated...

    Nodak
     
  7. rolltide

    rolltide Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    139
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    I'll try to get by there today or tomorrow.

    Chris
     
  8. Nodak7mm

    Nodak7mm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    181
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    My positive reply from a Bushnell Tech Rep

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>The only option that I am aware of with out doing custom work is we made in the late 90's a set of add on adjustment for target use. I have the last set here at the company but they are for the 4000.
    If you would be so kind as to send myself a UPS Deliverable address I can send these out to you <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    So I am a very happy camper. I emailed the guy back to see what he meant by custom work (who, where, etc) and will advise. The tech Rep also gave me the part# for the turrets is 76-4000 so maybe this will help.

    But, next LRH scope will have to be a Leupy!!!

    Nodak
     
  9. RBrowning

    RBrowning Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    247
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Nodak7mm,
    Sorry about the e-mail address SNAFU. We just changed providers and I entered .com instead of .net. OPPS.

    Did you say that you got the last set of turrets that Bushnell had? Darn! And I was going to tell you where we went shooting too! [​IMG]

    I'm glad one of us got a solution w/o having to buy new.
     
  10. Nodak7mm

    Nodak7mm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    181
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    RB. Hey I got us a pn# to go for and I have several B&L scopes.... Maybe Rolltide will score some good news at wideners...

    [​IMG]

    Nodak
     
  11. Nodak7mm

    Nodak7mm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    181
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    Got the turrets from Bushnell today, things are mint and the best part, Free of charge!!! I wish I could get my hands on another set. Hope to put them on and try em out shortly. Helping kid make indian fishing spear for history class.....

    Nodak
     
  12. rolltide

    rolltide Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    139
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    I finally got to talk to the guys at Wideners. They said they have never ordered the turrets before. I know one of the guys who used to work there some time ago. I'm going to give him a call and see if he can help out.

    Till then, take care

    CC
     
  13. TAZMAN

    TAZMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    86
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Can you post a picture of the target knobs from Bushnell. I have a 4200 that would like to have some.
     
  14. scrummy30

    scrummy30 Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    kenton industries makes custom turrets for bushnell scopes. check them out gun)