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Anyone have any experience with the bushnell 4200 tactical scope 6x24 by 50 mm.  I was thinking of mounting one on my .22-250 for varmint shooting/tactical match. If anyone has anything to say good or bad I'm all ears. Thanks
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I have one on order, should be here in 4 weeks. It was on backorder from my gun shop's supplier. I talked to a guy who has one, he said they are good scopes. He and his buddy were out hunting cyotes, an were checking out the terrain with their scopes. One guy had a Leupold Mark 4 scope and the other had 4200 elite 6.5-24-50. Early mourning low light conditions, the leupold could not make out details like the bushnell could. Crows in a field looked like cow poop through the leupold, but te bushnell could clearly see they were crows.
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For the money, it is a good scope, but be aware of the limited elevation adjustment.
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How far do you intend on shooting?
A 20 MOA rail may be a good purchase also to make up for the lack of elevation, as Rancid mentioned.  
 
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I am going to put a 20 MOA base by EGW on with Burris XTR low rings on with the scope. I plan on shooting out to 800 yards or so.
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800 yards with a 22-250!!??????????Loco
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If you want to shoot that far out with 22-250, you may need to look into heavier bullets and faster twist barrels.  I experimented with my 22-250 and normal varmint bullets were a bit too sensitive to wind drift for my tastes. 

ANyhow, ELite 4200 6-24x50 should work well for you needs.  It is a good scope.

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Originally posted by exhogflyer exhogflyer wrote:

800 yards with a 22-250!!??????????Loco
 
 
 Why not?
  A few guys shoot .223s to 1000 yards very successfully. They need to be set up correctly, though.   (See Koshkin's comments above).
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Yep, 1/7 twist and 69-75 grainers. I have not seen a 22-250 set up for that, yet.
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I've seen a 22-250 set up for that once and I am considering doing that when I rebarrel my 22-250 Savage.  There are a few barrelmakers out there who seem to sell fast twist 22-250 barrels.
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I suppose I should explain my comment. YES, it can be done and has.However given that so much is against that caliber at that range ( wind drift, lack of downrange energy, requires handloaded bullets and special barrel) why not just use it at the ranges it's best at,namely, under 500 yds. That still is a far piece...
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Originally posted by exhogflyer exhogflyer wrote:

I suppose I should explain my comment. YES, it can be done and has.However given that so much is against that caliber at that range ( wind drift, lack of downrange energy, requires handloaded bullets and special barrel) why not just use it at the ranges it's best at,namely, under 500 yds. That still is a far piece...
 
  If you are serious about shooting long range, handloading is often a given, anyway.
 The caliber itself has no real downside as far as winddrift is concerned, if a proper bullet is chosen. 90 gr. JLKs and 80 grain Sierra MatchKings  have awesome ballistic coefficients and will shoot inside many .308 loads in the wind at 800 yards or more from a .223. I can only imagine how well they could perform when run warm in a .22-250 or a .220 Swift.
 True, the energy levels cannot compare to the .30 cal., but for target or varmints, that is fairly irrelevant.
 
 Koshkin- if you have any trouble finding a fast-twist barrel in 22-250 for your Savage, an option would be to get a .223 fast-twist and simply re-chamber to the larger cartridge.
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