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#1 kurtm

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:27 AM

Bushnell has a new 1X6.5 scope in their Elite series. a 1-6.5 X24 It has a 30 mm tube COVERED scope adjustment knobs that can be reset to zero easily, a day light visible illuminated reticle with a BDC calibrated for M855 out of an M4. I am attaching some pictures, but I am no kind of photgrapher. I really like the Reticle and it works well out to 600. The BDC works great with both 55 and 77 grain bullets on 10" flashers which is good enough for 3-gun. the one I have is first focal plane and will sell for around $1400-1500. They plan a second focal plane scope and it should be out around May. This thing is very bright and clear. It rivals any other scope I have ever seen....AND it has two night vision settings so it can be used with a NVS. These things are great!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

I have been waiting to here if it was really daylight vissible. You have the BTR-1 reticle correct? How do you like the first focal plane?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

What is the FOV at 100...?
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

What is the FOV at 100...?

105.8/35.3@1x / 16.3/5.4@6.5x

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:44 AM

From the pic it appears to be true 1X...can you confirm?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:01 AM

Kurt, will you take a picture of the uncapped turret?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

Did anyone else glance at the scope then spend more time trying to look for goodies on the shelf?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

Wow, that scope looks pretty cool. Are you going to be at the Texas Multigun in April? I would like to get a look through it if that's possible.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

I ordered the second focal plane btr2 from swfa, who said that it would be available in 2-3 weeks....of course they already charged me the 1400.....

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

$1,400.00 for a Bushnell ... wow....Posted Image
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

John, I want to see that thing when you get it!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

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and he bought the SFP not the FFP. :blink:

Very interesting scope. I'll keep my eye on this one and the forth coming Vortex 1-6x model. Thanks for the info and pictures Kurt. :cheers:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hey Kurt, if they are looking for some folks to test fly that thing at the Nationals I can forward my shipping address :lol:
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:11 PM

Would be interesting to know how the glass and illumination stack up to a Z6i.

Definitely a more manageable price, but seems like you also let up quite a bit of FOV.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:10 PM


$1,400.00 for a Bushnell ... wow....Posted Image





and he bought the SFP not the FFP. :blink:

Very interesting scope. I'll keep my eye on this one and the forth coming Vortex 1-6x model. Thanks for the info and pictures Kurt. :cheers:

I think with these lower powered optics the 2nd focal plane would be better. I can't imagine using the bdc on anything other than the highest mag setting and at 1x the donut probably looks like a dot.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:19 AM

thanks cap- that's why i bought the second focal plane... besides, i have nothing to lose since i can return the scope within a year no questions asked- why not give it a try..

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:02 AM

Kalani there will be several at the Texas/LaRue match so looking through one is no problem.

The turrets are like a TA-24's and are calibrated for 1 click = .1 Mil. Zero the rifle, then pull up on the turret and re-set to zero.

It isn't as bright as a Swarovski, but it certainly is bright enough to be seen in daylight. As for field of view couldn't notice much difference, but if it is important you can always spend the extra $100.00 per foot of field of view for the Swaro. The nice thing for me is the two night vision settings. I like to hunt hogs at night and now have a scope that can be used in conjunction with a ANPV-14, something lacking in the Swaro.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

At SHOT this scope was one of the 2 things I picked up that I really thought was cool...and I don't really like optics.

At $1400 it seems like a deal, but that is still more than I have in my entire rifle so I won't have one anytime soon.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:18 PM



$1,400.00 for a Bushnell ... wow....Posted Image





and he bought the SFP not the FFP. :blink:

Very interesting scope. I'll keep my eye on this one and the forth coming Vortex 1-6x model. Thanks for the info and pictures Kurt. :cheers:

I think with these lower powered optics the 2nd focal plane would be better. I can't imagine using the bdc on anything other than the highest mag setting and at 1x the donut probably looks like a dot.


Actually, I was commenting on the price of $1400 for the SFP model, not that he choose SFP over FFP. SFP are typically 20%-30% cheaper than FFP. Both have advantages and disadvantages dependent on how you utilize them. I personally prefer FFP on any scope I may use to hold over/off as I do tend to use magnifications other than the lowest and highest. Strictly for 3gun applications this scope would be fine in a SFP model though.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

Man those are great pics. It does show everything great. But do have anything that shows what it would look like shooting at a toaster?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

Bushnell has a new 1X6.5 scope in their Elite series. a 1-6.5 X24 It has a 30 mm tube COVERED scope adjustment knobs that can be reset to zero easily, a day light visible illuminated reticle with a BDC calibrated for M855 out of an M4. I am attaching some pictures, but I am no kind of photgrapher. I really like the Reticle and it works well out to 600. The BDC works great with both 55 and 77 grain bullets on 10" flashers which is good enough for 3-gun. the one I have is first focal plane and will sell for around $1400-1500. They plan a second focal plane scope and it should be out around May. This thing is very bright and clear. It rivals any other scope I have ever seen....AND it has two night vision settings so it can be used with a NVS. These things are great!

More options are good. Glad to see more companies bringing out 1-6 low power variables. In this case a 1-6.5.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

mine was waiting for me at home when I finally got there after SMM3G, it will be on my JP at LaRue in a few weeks, and like Gort said, if you want to try it out just ask.

You will have a tough time ranging or holding over and using the BDC with "any" FFP scope on 1x, and this one is no exception, however the circle is big enough and bright enough to be shot like a "big" dot. I'll get mine out to the range tomorrow and shoot it to see what the BDC drops actually are, and figure out if I want to run a 200yard zero at the center or just zero the first drop down for 300 and see where everything else hits. I cannot find any subtension info on the BTR1 reticle on the website and the scope doesn't come with any, probably because they were in a hurry to get them to us. So I'll get that data as well.

The NV setting is truly a plus since piggies must beware of Red Necks!!!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

No worries, I'm just psyched to get a new toy.....

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:46 AM

I have been running one of these since mid last year. I have beat on it and played with dials testing prototype and love it. Holds zero and is very clear.
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