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I have been thinking about buying a Bushnell 2.5-16x42 Elite 6500 as an all around hunting scope with a high top end. I can get a new one for about $500. This scope has some features combined that few other scopes offer. First is the huge power spread of 2.5 to 16 with a 41 foot field of view at 2.5 power. Also the weight of 17.3 ounces and length of 13.5 inches are reasonable for this type of scope. The eye relief of 3.9 is above average and .6 indh more than the 4200 2,5-10x40. Is this scope to good to be true? Is it worth $500. What if any are the faults of this scope? Is it reliable? Can you use it on all the different powers and have the same p.o.i.? I am interested in all opinions of this scope good or bad especially from owners of this scope. Thanks for any help or information.
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Kickboxer, thanks, the 6500 sounds pretty damn good so far.
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If I could afford it, I would purchase one...
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The other scope you might wish to consider in that price range would be the Sightron S3 which Koshkin says has the best glass coming out of Japan.  Bushnell 4200 and 6500 scopes have very nice glass.   The other company that seems to have a scope that goes from a fairly low power to high magnification is IOR and their glass is really awesome.
We can probably be of more help if we know how you intend to use the scope and on what type of  rifle.
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Wonder if anybody on here has tried out the one year return policy on Bushnell Elite scopes...seems like an awesome way to get people to try out the scopes. 

When I looked up all the posts I could find on them (here and other internet spots) the only thing I ever saw was people saying they had bad turrets on their specific scope.  With the one year replace/return policy who cares though.

Someone also mentioned a higher power model not looking too great past 20x magnification but that isn't the one you like anyway.
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Thanks everyone, the members on this forum are always so helpful, it is great. I can save $40 if I buy a factory demo in new condition instead of a brand new one, any thoughts on that?
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