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Looking for comments/reviews on the Bushnell Elite 6500 1.25-8x32 scope.  I read an exceprt from the review on Chuck Hawks website.
 
I'm looking for a scope to mount on a Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70.  It currently wears a Nikon Encore 2.5-8x28 EER scope in a scout setup, but going with a conventional setup.
 
This is a brush gun for the forest/mountains of CO, with most shots being inside of 50 yards but the occassional shots out to 200 yards.
 
The Bushnell Elite's magnification range is impressive.  Low end magnification would be ideal for the snap shooting that typically happens if we jump a muley or elk and the high end of more than enough for the MPBR of my favorite load.
 
How sensitive it is to me consistently mounting the rifle the same way or check weld?  I saw some previous comments on their 2.5-16x42 scope from folks that experienced this issue.
 
Other scopes in the running include the Vortex Viper 2-7x32 and Nikon Monarch 2-8x32.  Price point for these scopes makes them attractive and not sure how much difference there truly is between 1.25 and 2x on the low end for close in shooting.
 
Appreciate any observations or comments you all have.
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There's a very interesting Conquest on the sample list right now. I almost bought it myself, but you could give it a good home. 


http://www.samplelist.com/-P1684.aspx

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Saw that earlier while I was going through the Sample List but wouldn't let me add it to my cart.  Must be a sign.  Big Smile

Also saw some of the Swarovski's.  The Z6 and Professional Hunter scopes would work great, but putting one of those scopes on a Guide Gun just doesn't seem right, even if I could afford it.
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I recently put the 1.25x8x32 on a hard kicking 375 Ruger.  Of primary concern was the 6" eye relief and it has made a big difference.  Previously I had an IOR 6x42 with an advertised 4" eye relief and it kept just touching my forehead.  Now there is no worry.
 
I have not noticed a problem with head placement on the stock even on high power.  I did have to get a picatinny rail to get the scope forward enough
 
Good glass and I like the easily resettable turrets with caps.
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Good info.  If it works on a 375 Ruger, shouldn't be a problem with my heavy 45-70 loads.

Good think my 1895SBL has a longer rail.  Doesn't look like you had much more room to push it forward.

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