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I was wondering how good this would be for hunting,on a 300 rum.I was also wondering about the viper pst 4-16.Trying to stay around $600-$700 $500 would even be better.I was looking at the 6.5x20 viper, but i dont know if 6.5 is low enough power.
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Sorry thats3-9x42 what about the bushnell 6500 2.5-16x42 any help would be appericated.Thank u
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I like it for hunting. Here is my impression.
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It's a great scope, and would work just fine for hunting purposes.  The exposed, tall tactical knobs might not be the best option for most hunting, especially if you routinely slip your rifle in and out of a scabbard or tight soft case, but it's very rugged and optically excellent.
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most people are gonna say the 6.5 is too high for a hunting scope, the 6.5-20 is more designed for target shooting.
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I'd use one for hunting. It has a good mag range, is super durable and will hold its zero. The glass is quite good. (I compared it to a 2.5-10 NF).
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I'd use one for hunting. It has a good mag range, is super durable and will hold its zero. The glass is quite good. (I compared it to a 2.5-10 NF).

+1, only I didn't compare mine to a NF.
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As I mentioned in my review sometime back, the SS 3-9X42 doesn't feel quite as engineered as the NF 2.5-10X32. But otherwise, the glass is just as good. The magnification range is almost as good and the scope is - unlike the NF - FFP, which I much prefer. (I'll never own another SFP scope besides the NF that I have). Granted, the SS doesn't have a zero-stop but it does indicate turns. A compact NF without zero-stop is going to get left 1-2 turns up some time or other...inevitably when you have the shot of a lifetime (or at least a season). The SS doesn't have illumination, but I've yet to use that feature.

Point is: You can get close to NF performance for $599 instead of $1549.
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Originally posted by mosdawg mosdawg wrote:

I was wondering how good this would be for hunting,on a 300 rum.I was also wondering about the viper pst 4-16.Trying to stay around $600-$700 $500 would even be better.I was looking at the 6.5x20 viper, but i dont know if 6.5 is low enough power.
 
The 3x9 SS is a great scope for hunting. The only thing you should watch for is hitting one of the knobs and turning it. You shouldn't brake it but turning it might not help your shot. I use mine on a hunting rig all the time. This scope is really great in low light.
 
 
 
 
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