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   WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE A 17HMR BULLET HOLE ON A PAPER TARGET

 

   AT A DISTANCE OF 100 YARDS WITH A BUSHNELL 60 X 60 SPOTTING SCOPE.

 

   THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY REPLIES.



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1st:   Calm down and stop yelling.

 

There that's better.

 

2nd:  The answer to your question depends (at least in part) on which Bushnell scope you are using.

 

The higher end Bushnell scopes (Legend, Elite, etc.) should be able to easily meet your needs.

 

Mid-range Bushnell scopes (Trophy, Discoverer, etc.) probably will also be able to meet your needs but, you should try to test this first if at all possible. With my Discoverer I am able to see .22 caliber holes @100 yards (though with noticeable CA around the edges of the holes) and I doubt that .17 caliber holes would be all that much different or more difficult.

 

Low-end Bushnell (Natureview, Imageview, Sentry, etc.) scopes may or may not be able to meet your requirements.  Definately test these before you buy or make sure you buy from somewhere that will allow you to return them. 

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 Thanks for the reply.  The scope I am speaking of is a Spacemaster and I have a chance to pick up get a 60X

 

  eyepiece for it.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My uncle has a Bushnell Spacemaster.  It is a pretty good scope, all things considered.  It is however, definately not one of their best scopes. I don't know if it is up to the .17 caliber challenge you propose but, it would be worth a try.

 

 

 

 

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Just because it is a 60x it does not mean that you will see the holes. In fact, you might see better with a 30x eyepiece. The Spacemaster is a low to mid-range quality scope and you should not expect miracles. I am sure that there are some good ones among them, but you will also find a good deal of lemons. The best you can do is to go at the store with a shot-out target, place the target in the parking lot at 100 yards from the door, place the scope on a tripod, and try it. 

I would not buy a 60x eyepiece.  They will be very fuzzy and dim. Using targets that show holes in neon green will help.



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anweis,

 

Now that is some great info!!!!!   Thanks and please keep it coming.

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