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thinking about buying one of theses 3 between the VX3 LR Burris Black diamond and the bushnell elite 6500 which scope do you guys think would be the best for whitetails mule deer and some 600-800yd targets thanks
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6500 is the best of that bunch.
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What rifle is it going on?

How often on the bench, how often in the field?


Which is more important, punching the paper or downing the animal?
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 Bushy 6500 is the clearest in dim light, has the greatest magnification range and is the most affordable.
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I prefer the VX3 myself, It has better turrets than the bushnell
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Originally posted by mike4764 mike4764 wrote:

I prefer the VX3 myself, It has better turrets than the bushnell
 
+1 Thunbs Up  Especially a price-reduced '08 model.
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Your right I forgot how good the deals are right now, hands down the Leupold
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Ifound a brand new in the box 6500 4.5-30 for $688.00 i doubt i can touch a leupold 6.5-20 x50LR for that
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 i want a little taller turret too I havent seen a leupy 4.5-14 with a decent sized turret.  They are small
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$688 is a pretty good price for that scope, somebody must wanna get rid of them pretty bad thats $200 less than swfa sells them for. im highly suspect of the seller something smells fishy
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Originally posted by lee31 lee31 wrote:

 i want a little taller turret too I havent seen a leupy 4.5-14 with a decent sized turret.  They are small
 
 
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I've seen a Leupold 6.5x20x50 LRT for $639.00 delivered.
Look around
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Originally posted by mike4764 mike4764 wrote:

I've seen a Leupold 6.5x20x50 LRT for $639.00 delivered.
Look around

i was refering to the 6500 elite sorry my bad.
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The Bushnell has better glass but the Leupold has a LOT more internal adjustment.  for 600 to 800 yds you would do well to select a true tactical scope.  You are going to have to ballance the need for added power with the loss of light that comes with that added power under low light conditions.   7power with 7mm exit eye pupil would require a 7x7= 49mm objective say 50mm so power range over about 10x wont be really useful in low light.
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Originally posted by mike4764 mike4764 wrote:

I've seen a Leupold 6.5x20x50 LRT for $639.00 delivered.
Look around
 
Used possibly but  new I dont think so, however if you are really comparing apples to apples SWFA has a price guarantee feel free to use it.
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I bought one and have it now, brand new
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Your comparing the new vx-3, I'm talking the vx-III, last years model
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vx-3 and vxIII are the same thing some people dont like to use 3 or some dont like to use III
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I think I have it narrowed down to the black diamond and the 6500 looked thorough my buddies VXIII 6.5-20 x50 not impressed my sig select has better glass in my opinion

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Compare the optics of the 6500 with the black diamond in low light situations.  I have a target whitetail decoy with a large mound of dirt behind it located among the pines in my back yard.  When comparing rifle scopes in dim light situations I use this scenario to make comparisons.  I was amazed at the crispness and clarity of the sight picture of the 6500 much beyond the time frame of what my bare 53 yr old eyeballs could detect.  Even my Kahles CL was only able to bing in a recognizable picture for about 3-4 minutes longer than the 6500 using the same size exit pupil.
 
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

vx-3 and vxIII are the same thing some people dont like to use 3 or some dont like to use III
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notice i didnt say vx3l i said vx3 in my terminology thats the same thing as a vxIII some people are lazy typists, like those of us who dont take time to capitialize anything!Bucky
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

notice i didnt say vx3l i said vx3 in my terminology thats the same thing as a vxIII some people are lazy typists, like those of us who dont take time to capitialize anything!Bucky
Refer to my previous post notice it says VX3 and VX3L. VX3 and VXIII are not the same thing.
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