Bushnell ET4305?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by TheRoaminRaider, May 25, 2011.

  1. TheRoaminRaider

    TheRoaminRaider Well-Known Member

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    Anyone had any experience with one? I can't put hands on one or seem to be able to find a legit review on the net. It's a little heavy and I'd rather buy US-made, but it seems to offer me the most of what I want/need for the best price. The broad range makes it real tempting, but I worry about what kind of clarity it has.


    Bushnell - Elite Tactical 4.5-30x 50, Matte [ET4305]
     
  2. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    no zero stop and although I haven't seen it bushnell normally doesn't have alot of elevation in one turn of the turret.
     

  3. Varmint

    Varmint Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend that has the 6-24 bye 50 and it is great scope
    I think if you get one you will love it.
     
  4. TheRoaminRaider

    TheRoaminRaider Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty stuck on keeping the min. power down around 4. I was debating between a Mark 4 lr/t 4.5-14x50 and a Conquest 4.5-14x50 AO MC when I found this. Having the same low end with twice the top for a little less money sounds pretty sweet, but I wonder about the clarity and quality of it.
     
  5. Varmint

    Varmint Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the 50 mm if it will start to get dark at the higher power mag
    or not.........my self i won't use a scope over 25 power.....any i tryed seem to start getting darker on the high end of power......just my 2 cents
     
  6. Nieko

    Nieko Well-Known Member

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    I have the elite 6500 4.4-30x50 with mil-dot and I am happy with the scope. It tracks well, the eye relief is great, the mil-dot is crisp, and I was concerned about the usability of the high power but it seems to stay bright enough on high power for a clear sight picture. It has held up fine over several shots mounted on my 300WM.
    I don't think you would be at all disappointed with this scope and for under $1000.

    I also have a Zeiss 4.5-14x44 which is a great scope, bright,clear, quality turrets,
    17oz excellent for a lightweight rifle.
     
  7. TheRoaminRaider

    TheRoaminRaider Well-Known Member

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    Hey Nieko, since you have experience with both let me ask you this. If you had to chose between the Zeiss and the Bushnell, which one do you give up and why?
     
  8. Nieko

    Nieko Well-Known Member

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    Probably the Bushnell because the Zeiss is on a lightweight hunting rifle and I have had great luck with the rapid z800 ret for hunting, it is a little thick but is easily seen in low light conditions, the glass is great, I could easily make shots out to 400 yds way after legal light. I use the reticule hold overs if time is limited and dial if I have extra time. I had Zeiss install a Moa turret on the elevation and the clicks are positive and precise, also I like the 18 minutes in one turn. This is a tough to beat hunting scope.
     
  9. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    I found this thread by searching the internet for reviews on this scope. Nieko, could you confirm the amount of total elevation adjustment that this scope has? I've seen some different numbers on the net and it ranges from 50 MOA to 80 MOA.

    I had an elite 6-24 that was 99% perfect except that it only had 50 MOA of adjustment and even with a 20 MOA rail on the gun I couldn't get the range I needed out of the scope. I sold that 6-24 and put on the old reliable 3200 10X that's got all the elevation adjustment that I need.

    For the money this new scope seems to be a great solution for people who like a variable high magnification scope but don't want to sacrafice short range field of view.
     
  10. Devestator

    Devestator Active Member

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    Just got this scope mounted and sighted in today. Heres the first group I got after 3 sighter shots...

    All 3 of them could fit completely under a penny, measured it as a 5/16" group! and im extremely proud of myself and my rifle.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Devestator

    Devestator Active Member

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    and that was shot out of a completely stock Marlin X7VH in 308.