New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - bushnell - burris laser rangefinder scopes
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

bushnell - burris laser rangefinder scopes

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/27/2008 at 15:45
moosehunter View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/27/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Hey all,

I am new here, and I'm looking for advise with regards to laser range finding scopes.  Anyone have any experience with these?  I have looked at the Bushnell and Burris brands.  Bushnell has a bullet drop compensator integrated as well, however I have not had much luck with Bushnell scopes.

Any thoughts?

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/28/2008 at 08:55
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 13868
Personally I think it's trying to put too much into one package. I did see one made by Swarovski that looked really nice so you do have another option(cant seem to find it could be they discontinued it).  As for Bushnell they are a big company with scopes that go from junk to fantastic. The 4200 scopes are very nice and I suspect the 6500 scopes are eaven better. Ive had problems with a couple of Burris scopes and real good luck with another one but their customer service sucks as far as I'm concerned.  see:  http://www.kentonindustries.com/ for balistic compensated knobs for numerous scopes.  I have Nikon rangefinders and they are very nice but the best rangefinder is:
40523 Leica%207x24%20CRF%201200%20Rangefinder%20%28Yards%29%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Leica 7x24 CRF 1200 Rangefinder (Yards)
  • Black
  • Compact
  • Waterproof
  • Ranges from 10 to 1,200 yards
SWFA: $649.00
More%20Info... Buy%20Now


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - June/28/2008 at 09:00
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/30/2008 at 18:00
lucytuma View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: November/25/2007
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline
Points: 5389
Until the industry finds an economical way to make a more compact version, i'll stickto the traditional type scopes and carry a range finder, just my 2cents.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/30/2008 at 18:19
mike650 View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: May/14/2006
Location: West of Rockies
Status: Offline
Points: 12709
Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Personally I think it's trying to put too much into one package. I did see one made by Swarovski that looked really nice so you do have another option(cant seem to find it could be they discontinued it).  As for Bushnell they are a big company with scopes that go from junk to fantastic. The 4200 scopes are very nice and I suspect the 6500 scopes are eaven better. Ive had problems with a couple of Burris scopes and real good luck with another one but their customer service sucks as far as I'm concerned.  see:  http://www.kentonindustries.com/ for balistic compensated knobs for numerous scopes.  I have Nikon rangefinders and they are very nice but the best rangefinder is:
40523 Leica%207x24%20CRF%201200%20Rangefinder%20%28Yards%29%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Leica 7x24 CRF 1200 Rangefinder (Yards)
  • Black
  • Compact
  • Waterproof
  • Ranges from 10 to 1,200 yards
SWFA: $649.00
More%20Info... Buy%20Now


+1
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 07:33
moosehunter View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/27/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Thanks for the input guys.  I get the feeling that you fellas don't think the combo scope is a good choice.  I'm looking for a lifetime (long time) scope for a browning blr 7mm rem mag lever action.  I hunt mainly moose in mostly open country, so I was thinking the ability to reach out and touch the moose from a distance would be a big advantage.  I was thinking something in a 4 - 12 x 40 would suite me.  Any recommendations if I forgo the laser rangefinding scope?  I am willing to pay up to $1000 for a good lifetime scope.

Thanks for your input

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 07:34
moosehunter View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/27/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Oh, by the way, its a long action rifle, 1992 model.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 07:44
cbm View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: January/11/2008
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 474
I have had 2 Bushnells trying not to spend the money on Leica's !! The Bushnells would not shoot through holes in brush or fences..........pretty much have to be totally unobstructed !! Plus the Bushnells have a black LED which you can not see in low light ! Bushnells will not work in fog !!
 
I finally picked up a Leica LRF 800 on e-bay for $250 and it was some of the best money I have ever spent on hunting items. The Leica's are clearer, much faster, will shoot through pretty small holes in between limbs, holes in fences, etc. The Leica has a red LED which can be seen in the dark. Just a much better rangefinder !!
 
Check ebay out !!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 07:58
Dolphin View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: October/05/2006
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 1795
Look through the Kahles scopes, some of the best on the market.  I would say Trijicon, but they only offer up to 10x on a huge 56 mm objective that would look awkward on your lever action.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 08:05
cbm View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: January/11/2008
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 474
I got side tracked on the rangefinding thing !! In your shoes........I'd probably get a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 #4 for $449 and get a Leica LRF 800 off ebay or buy a CRF 900 new for $549 !  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 08:39
Dolphin View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: October/05/2006
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 1795

cbm, not to be a nit picker, but the OT rules do not allow advertising the competition.  I know I sound like a jack ass and alot of people on here think I am, but it is a rule.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 11:59
cbm View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: January/11/2008
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 474
Is e-bay considered the competition ? I apologize if it is..........I know I have seen posts where Chris said he was selling items on there !!
 
Sorry guys if that's not allowed !! Still linda new around here !!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/02/2008 at 12:09
Dolphin View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master


Joined: October/05/2006
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 1795
I would have to read the rules, but the jest of it is not to mention other place to buy products sold here.  Obviously rifles are not sold here, so mentioning where to buy a rifle is not off limits, as far as I know of.  Don't worry about it, I think we have all done it when we were starting out.  Good to have you on board.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/07/2008 at 05:50
moosehunter View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: June/27/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Thanks for the input guys.  After reading some other questions and answers here, and taking what you have said into account, I think I have made up my mind on a bushnell 4200 3 - 9 x 40 scope.  Still up in the air about the range finder though.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/07/2008 at 08:07
Kickboxer View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: February/13/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 18337
Originally posted by moosehunter moosehunter wrote:

Thanks for the input guys.  I get the feeling that you fellas don't think the combo scope is a good choice.  I'm looking for a lifetime (long time) scope for a browning blr 7mm rem mag lever action.  I hunt mainly moose in mostly open country, so I was thinking the ability to reach out and touch the moose from a distance would be a big advantage.  I was thinking something in a 4 - 12 x 40 would suite me.  Any recommendations if I forgo the laser rangefinding scope?  I am willing to pay up to $1000 for a good lifetime scope.

Thanks for your input

I have the NIKON Laser IRT.  IT is an exceptional scope, the laser rangefinder works great...accurately measured within +-1yd, generally less than 1yd, the BDC is right on, glass is NIKON typical qualiity, which is quite good.  I have "rotated" it between 30-06 and .220 Swift, and a few rounds on 7mmMag.  It performs as well as a "normal" scope, but it is a little heavier than most.  Depends on if you are willing to live with that. 
I am holding .25MOA with the .220Swift at 200yds, and 1MOA with the 30-06, but that is all the -06 was/is capable of.  It is a real fight to get to 1MOA with the -06 with any scope. I am "rebuilding" it. 
Don't know about the Bushnell equivalent, have not used it, have not really heard of anyone who has, but the NIKON is GREAT.  It is a "keeper" for me.  I found it to be an excellent compromise for laser rangfinding, bullet drop compensation, and glass that is a cut above average.  The "remote" for the laser rangefinder works well.
No complaints. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/08/2008 at 03:46
Jon A View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: March/14/2008
Location: Everett, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 660
The "old school" iron sights army sniper has a...a....LASER SCOPE?  Surely, you jest.  You're killin' me here....    Big%20Grin
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/08/2008 at 09:40
Ed Connelly View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
God of no Chihuahua

Joined: December/16/2007
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 24220
Originally posted by Jon A Jon A wrote:

The "old school" iron sights army sniper has a...a....LASER SCOPE?  Surely, you jest.  You're killin' me here....    Big%20Grin
 
...........we're tryin'..........we're tryin'...............Chainsaw
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "bushnell - burris laser rangefinder scopes"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Burris Laser Rangefinder Rifle Scope blackwinch Laser Rangefinders 5 10/14/2007 1:09:07 PM
Burris Laser Rangefinder Rifle Scope blackwinch Rifle Scopes 10 11/17/2006 5:25:57 PM
Bushnell Yardage Pro Laser Rangefinder Riflescope Diggler Rifle Scopes 4
Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450 Laser Rangefinder Tibetanmonk Laser Rangefinders 6
Bushnell or Burris laser range scopes ronbuick Tactical Scopes 0
Nikon Laser IRT rangefinder scope? bg88 Rifle Scopes 7
Zeiss' New Laser Rangefinder Chris Farris Laser Rangefinders 21
KTP crsytal for Laser Rangefinders NLOcrystal Laser Rangefinders 1
Laser Rangefinder Operation Stephanie Laser Rangefinders 0 6/23/2004 12:40:12 PM
new swarovski laser rangefinder whitefeather Laser Rangefinders 19 2/18/2007 11:16:35 PM


This page was generated in 0.469 seconds.