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Bushnell 6500 2.5-16x42 Tactical or 6500 4.5-30x50 Tactical..... I will be using one of these on a Rem 700 5R in .308 and will be doing alot of long range bench here in Tn. Also maybe an occasional Pig hunt. Much more target/bench than hunting though. Any guidance greatly appreciated, Jim
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Sounds like the 4.5-30 would be a better fit then.
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4.5-30 like jonoMT says but when I started buying scopes I wish I would have went with lower 2x, 2.5x

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4.5-30 will do great on the bench, but it is not a good scope for pig hunting. Unless it is a dedicated bench rifle, I would think twice before putting on that big a bell on a hunting rifle, particularly going after fast moving, and sometimes aggressive, pigs.

Bench and pig hunting are a bit hard to reconcile on the same rifle/scope combo. For hunting, I would certainly vote for the 2.5x16 rather than the 50mm bell between the two.

Edit: just noticed you are mounting this on a 5R, excellent for bench. The rifle alone weighs over 10 lbs, so I don't think you'll take it pig hunting much.


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