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i'm purchasing a .308 remington 700 tactical sps from my neighbor for $400. i dont want the leupold scope he has on it so i'll need another scope. any feedback on the bushnell e6500? i can get a new 2.5-16x50 30mm mildot e6500 for $539 which i thought was a pretty good deal. i will be using this scope for both hunting and target shooting out to 500 yards. my other choices are:
bushnell e4200 6-24x40 mildot for $405
leupold vxii 6-18x40 mildot for $485
sightron 6.5-20x50 mildot big sky sii for $508 plus $75 mail-in rebate
Millett 6-25x56 LRS-1 Tactical 35mm for $403
Burris 6-24x44 Signature Select mildot for $544

which would you all think would be the better choice?
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Elite 6500 @ that price.I'ts a little more flexable than the 4200 & is 1/4 moa as apposed to 1/8 moa on the 4200!
 
Also as far as hunting goes 2.5-16 would be better than all the 6x mags.you are looking at.You also get rainguard on the Bushnells a big + for hunting.
 
I own a 6500 2.5-16x42 MD mounted on a 700 police in .223 & it's a great match!
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Yeah, that's what I figured. Also knew that was a decent price on the scope, just didn't know how decent til I started researching it some.
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I can get the bushnell e6500 2.5-16x42 for $480. Is the difference between the 42mm and the 50mm worth the extra $60?
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SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical RiflescopeSWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95
SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS6X42
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 1/4 MOA
$299.95 
These would be far better choices for you. In low light once you get to power range higher than 6x with a 42mm objective the higher the power scope the darker it appears to be in low light so at 16 to 20x it will be like adding a couple of pairs of sunglasses. If you wil eventually shoot longer distances you need to be concerned with how much internal adjustment the scopes have and the two scopes I suggested should have about 120moa of internal adjustment where most of what you show has 50moa or less and half of that will be above zero unless you use a plus 20 moa base.
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Originally posted by n10sivern n10sivern wrote:

I can get the bushnell e6500 2.5-16x42 for $480. Is the difference between the 42mm and the 50mm worth the extra $60?
 
42mm bright at 6 power
50mm bright at 7 power
42mm lower rings better cheekweld
50mm taller rings
The difference is not huge but most guys prefer the handling characteristics of the smaller 40mm scocpe unless it is a big heavy rifle.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Originally posted by n10sivern n10sivern wrote:

I can get the bushnell e6500 2.5-16x42 for $480. Is the difference between the 42mm and the 50mm worth the extra $60?

The difference is not huge but most guys prefer the handling characteristics of the smaller 40mm scocpe unless it is a big heavy rifle.


empty weight on the rifle, no scope or accessories is 7.5 pounds so its a heavy rifle.
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