Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30x50

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by USAS PV1, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. USAS PV1

    USAS PV1 Member

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    Hello all. In the process of assembling my new long range rifle and looking for opinions on optics. I have Kinda set my mind to the Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30x50 why I decided on this, is the magnification range it would be good for close range shots and would also help with the long range shots.

    Has anyone had experience with this scope? Also bushnell website states that it only has 50 Moa of adjustment my question is this scope coupled with a 20MOA ken Farrel Base how far will that let me take a 7mm rem mag (estimate).

    Any and all opinions are appreciated Thank you for your time

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  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    I had a Bushnell 3200 10x40 on one of my rifles for some time. If your 6500 performs like my 3200 did, you will like it.

    Couple your scope with a 20moa base and you will be able to shoot targets/varmints well past 1k.
     

  3. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    I am just waiting to get the monet ready, but I have set my mind for a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5x16x42 TACTICAL turrets, mil-dot reticle. Cant make you any comments about it yet, but have almost the same scope on mind for my rifle. Good luck with yours and keep us posted on how it worked.
     
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    joseph Well-Known Member

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  5. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I have one on my 300win with a 20moa base. I've taken it beyond 1200 yards. Good scope for the money. I use it as a spotter on higher magnification and most shooting is done at 10-15x.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    joseph:
    Literally, on Friday (two days ago) my VXII 4.5-14x40 arrived from the Leupold custom shop.

    Leupold || VX-3 4.5-14x40mm

    I had them install M1 turrets and a TMR reticle (tactical milling reticle). It is badass! If you like the mil-dots, the TMR is waaay better. Additionally, the crosshairs of the TMR don't actually cross each other. They are very close, but they don't touch. This means when you are shooting at a small and distant target the crosshairs will not ever coverup the target.

    If you're going to really be twirling the dials a lot, consider going with a MK4. The glass in the VXIII and MK4 is the same, but the MK4 has more durable erectors. I have MK4 on my tactical rifle.....

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-308-1k-rifle-evolution-continues-43510/

    You will see the new MK4 at the end of the thread.