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I have a Bushnell 3-9X40 Riflescope with a R/G Illuminated CF500 Reticle. I have had this scope for a while and never mounted it. The manual was destroyed in a flood. If anyone has info on what ammunition this reticle was calibrated for, or how to use it effectively, holdovers and etc., I would be greatly appreciative if you would share it with me. I could not find anything for CF500 on Bushnell's website, and their customer service rep could not help me, but they have a load of info for their DOA line. I shoot a .308 Winchester with 150 to 165 grain bullets. Thank for any help you can provide.

Dale

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Ya I have a Bushnell Banner with the same CF500 Reticle. Funny I called Bushnell too and they knew crap. Funny how they come up with a reticle that they know nothing about...

If anyone else knows something I don't know please enlighten us. Thanks

Yes I read the Manuel and it says nothing.
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Found some info:

http://www.bushnell.com/manuals/riflescopes/CF5006LIM.pdf
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The CF 500 reticle will work with any of the following ammunition loads:
.223 Win 55 gr
.243 Win, 95 gr.
. 25-06 Rem 115 gr
.270 Win, 130 gr.
. 270 WSM, 150 gr.
.7mm Rem Mag, 150 gr.
.7mm WSM, 150 gr.
.30-06 Sprg, 150 gr.
.300 Winchester Mag, 180 gr.
.300 WSM, 180 gr.
.338 Win, 200 gr.



This is only a partial list of the ammunition that the reticle is ballistically matched to. For a complete list of
all ammunition compatible with the CF 500 reticle technology, please visit:
http://www.bushnell.com/customer_service/manuals/rifle.cfm

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Send me an email address and I will send you a PDF file for the CF500 reticle.

Dale

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Gents, i received personal contact from Bushnell after posting this request. I received a new replacement scope back in about a week! friendly people, and fast service. Terry, I have not forgotten you!

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I have a .308 Win and shoot 150 grain.  Is this reticle calibrated for this round?
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Originally posted by jamiek57 jamiek57 wrote:

I have a .308 Win and shoot 150 grain.  Is this reticle calibrated for this round?
 
yes it will be fairly close, check it on the range.
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I know this is late in the game, but I just picked up one of these scopes, and I like it...for the price



I had a lot of difficulty in finding the specs on the reticle.  I finally found what I believe are the specs that Bushnell used in creating the reticle.

I believe the specs are as follows:

the "200" yard hash is 2 MOA
the "300" yard hash is 4 MOA
the "400" yard hash is 6.5 MOA
the "500" yard hash is 10 MOA

With this in mind, you can compute the drops.  for example, on a 16.25" .308 loaded with Nosler Custom Comp 168 Gr @ 2,630 fps and a B/C of .462, my hashmarks meet up with POI at 200, 275, 350 and 450 yards

Keep in mind that these are all theory based calculations and not based on field observations.  Hope this helps
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