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I've been looking at decent optics for over a year now. Decent (Nikon, Zeiss, Bushnell) - not Incredible (Nightforce, US Optics, etc.) I've asked questions, sometimes repeatedly, as it often takes a few tries before things can penetrate in to my brain.
Have finally gotten the wife on board. Whew.
But I'm (still) at the point, where I have just too much information, but not enough knowledge.
It was always iron sights, but my vision is not what it was.
I was able to find a helluva good deal on Bushnell, so I'm leaning that way.
Keep in mind, this is going to be a range gun for most of it's life. Will serve additional duties as a SHTF piece.
Rem 700 in .308/20" bbl.
I don't expect it to be as tack driver'ish as my Sako, sporting 24", but am naturally, trying to outfit it with the best I can swing right now but I'm not wanting to be penny wise and dollar foolish.
Anyone have a real world opinion on any of the Bushy's you have used? Looking at the Elite 4200, or the 6500's although I don't think I need that much variability. To be honest, the 4200 line with it's 6-24x even looks like more than I want or need. Which brings me to the 4-16x, which is made in both 40 and 50mm objective.
I'm leaning very much toward a 40mm objective lens as the 50 is just going to make it sit higher than I want.
Some members were good enough to offer up their thoughts over the past few months of reading till my eyes hurt, and I'm thankful for their input.
But I'm asking again and promise I'll remember this time.....sigh.
Opinions welcomed. Anyone using one?
One piece base or two piece? What base and ring combo do you like best?
I know - a bit all over the place.
Anyone offer up opinions or experiences?
Thanks.
 

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I have a Bushnell 3200 Elite 3-9 x 40 and I really like it. The zoom range is excellent for most real life shooting situations and it's 40mm lens provides very good eye relief and a bright image. On some of the higher magnification scopes eye relief can be a real issue. For around $200-$225 online, it's a great scope & it comes with a lifetime warranty from Bushnell. I currently have it on my Bushmaster AR but I'm thinking about switching it to my .270 Remington. As long as you get quality rings, I don't think two piece bases are any worse than single piece bases.
 

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I have also been doing some scope research lately (I am still probably way behind you in what I have learned). 40mm rather than 50mm is a good idea due to the height issue. If your just going to be shooting paper at a well lit outdoor range, spending more than $100 may not be worth the investment. Maybe an inexpensive model with bullet drop compensating cross hairs to keep you on target over known distances. If you were going to be sitting in a tree stand at dawn waiting for a shot, a more expensive light gathering optic would be more worth the investment.
 

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CJ said:
If your just going to be shooting paper at a well lit outdoor range, spending more than $100 may not be worth the investment.
Are you kidding?
It's taken me a year to get my wife to go along with this! I'm going for the gusto while I can!!

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PandM said:
Are you kidding?
It's taken me a year to get my wife to go along with this! I'm going for the gusto while I can!!

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LOL! Go for it man.
 
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