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Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by geronimo.tn, Jan 22, 2010.
Anybody tried one of these scopes and are they adequate for a mid-range scope??
I've used one and think it's one of the best low-priced scopes for long-range work. Killed groundhogs with it from 400 to 800 yards and shot f-class (800, 900, 1000). Check out my rifle:
My choice was based on this article:
Low Priced Long Range Scopes
You can find the scope on ebay for $165 new!
so, not having an adjustible objective lense is not a problem?
It was not a problem for me. Looking at an f-class target at 1k, I could clearly see the target rings and watch the reticle on the target.
With ground hogs beyond 700yard the crosshairs were heavy enough that they covered up the 'hog. I compensated by finding the 'hog in the scope and when the hog disappeared behind the crosshairs, squeezed the round off.
For a <$200 scope I don't think you can beat it.
When I upgraded to a Leupold MK4 I had a couple buddies standing in line to buy the Bushnell from me.
I have 2 of them and they work well. I routinely shoot out to 900 yards with these. I have no problem with the fixed power except when hunting in thick brush/timber. Even then they get the job done.
a good clear scope, light and strongly constructed, clear glass and a rain coating on lenses which is very good in adverse conditions. For me though, i do like side PA on any scope for just that fine tuning..
have only had mine for 6 months. I have shoot it out to 600yards so far. i like it. i will update my post after i get back from antelope hunting next month. it is my first mil-dot scope
I have one on my Stevens 200 223. I've taken it out to 400 yards and shot 2" groups with it. I love the mil dot for holdover. Don't ever have to worry if I'm on the right power
The one thing I liked about the scope the most, the warranty was good.
I bought one because of the article mentioned earlier. I took off my $50 scope and mounted the Bushnell on my 30-30, the scope died within 20 shots.
I mounted my $50 scope back on and sent for another since everyone had such high praise for that particular scope. The new one lasted just under 200 shots before it died.
I mounted my $50 scope back on and am not thinking about buying another.
I did make my best shot to date with that scope on my 30-30.
I just bought one a couple of months ago and have it mounted on my stevens 7mm-08. Used it out to 578yds so far and it have shown to be quite dependable. I so far am impressed with it. Now, me shooting at 578yds, not so impressive............... Seriously though, It shows accurate repeatability and has not lost any zero that I can see. I thought that a fixed power, no adustable objective scope might be an issue, but once i got used to it, all was good. And, the scope is crystal clear.....
it worked for me on a first shot kill on doe antelope at 457yards.
I have had one for several years, it works very well.
Take a look at the SWFA SS. For about the same money you will get a whole lot more internal travel, parallax adjustment, and great mechanics. If you are going low cost fixed power this is the only scope I could recommend.
I've owned the SWFA super sniper and it's another great scope for the money!