New Bushnell 6500

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by benchrest, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. benchrest

    benchrest Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Anyone using one yet? Whats the feedback?
     
  2. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,779
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005

  3. benchrest

    benchrest Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Thanks Eaglet. I had read whats been posted so far but unable to find any info from someone actually using one and how they are holding up to heavy recoil and such. I agree that they should be better than the 32 and 4200 but .
     
  4. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Are the reticles the same as on the 3200's?

    Looking toward the Sun at dawn and dusk the 3200 reticle "flares" a bronze color and obstructs the view badly, IMO.

    I want the 4.5-30x 6500, but the reticle has me up in the air. For $667. it is very tempting :)

    edge.
     
  5. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,972
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    I like my 4.5-30 MD. I've shot it on all my rifles from 220 Swift to my 338 RUM. Crisp repeatable clicks. Good scope for the money.
     
  6. benchrest

    benchrest Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    how many rounds on top of the 338 geargrinder?
     
  7. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,972
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Round numbers:

    200 with the Swift

    120 with the 300 win

    80 with the 338 RUM

    It will also get some time over a 7mmRUM as soon as my reamer and dies show up.
     
  8. benchrest

    benchrest Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Thanks, it sounds as if it may work on the Lapua.
     
  9. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    325
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008

    That is the result of a wire reticle, and the reflection of your face bounces back into the scope and lights it up. Etched reticles never do that.

    That is a good price, especially if that is door to door.


    Scott
     
  10. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
  11. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    325
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    It looks like shipping would be added. They are a sponsor here and we no longer are, so I can't comment any further.
     
  12. Tom Brush

    Tom Brush Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    I am interested in the 6500 too. I looked at both models and almost bought one. I took them outside and looked at a brick wall. The scopes were mounted on a slave stock. I did not think that the resolution was that good. The turrets on the scopes did not have positive clicks. I passed on the purchase. After I returned home I looked at my Leupold VXIII 8.5 X 25 and felt that it was a much better scope. I would like to hear more comments from people that actually have them mounted on a rifle. The slave stock was good but it was not rested on bags. I have seen reference on the web that they will have tactical models in 2009. These should have better adjustments.

    Tom
     
  13. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    325
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    If you dig up my internet comments on the Elite 6500 you will see I always thought the compromise was made in the glass, especially vs. the Elite 4200. Looks like your eye saw the same thing.

    Scott
     
  14. Tom Brush

    Tom Brush Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    ScottBerish:

    I just did not feel that the scope had clairity to match the price. I liked the power range. I ended up buying an Elite 3200 which is a very clear scope. Mine is a 3 X 9. I do not think that this scope is as sharp on 9X as it is on 3 to 8 power.

    Tom