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    Bushnell fake?

    To me this Bushnell Dusk & Dawn 3-9x40 looks like a fake. I've seen similar on ebay for US$35 free delivery.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=1746241216

    What do you think?

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    I know exactly nothing about Bushnell Banner scopes, but as this looks nothing like the picture on Bushnells website or any other pictures, it is likely to be a fake.
    The build looks like a generic cheap Chinese made scope, and the white writing doesn't look quite right.

    If you suspect its fake having seen what a real banner looks like, you should report it to Trademe.

    EDIT: That reticle doesn't look like any Bushnell reticle I've ever seen.

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    That is a "Turbo Fake!"

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    Trademe admin has withdrawn the listing. Good work.
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    Theres so many fake bushnell and leupold scopes out there now I deem it too risky to buy one second hand. Hence I only purchase from from a legit store, preferably in NZ.

    Out of interest i purchased a fake leupold and a fake Acog scope. The Acog fell apart whilst sighting it in on a .223 and the zero ended up all over the place. As for the Leupold, i've only tested it on a .22. It seems to hold zero, however i just don't trust them at all and certainly wouldn't bother on anything above a .22. Ethically they're not trust worthy enough to take in the field and use for hunting live game.
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    I know this is an old thread, but back to the topic, I think there are still heaps of fake bushnells on trade me now.
    I tried one of my mates AR with a bushnell AR scope, the feeling is a bit odd, and not like my old bushnell AR one, which I got from a local gun shop. Then I did some research and I can 60% sure that is a fake one, but very difficult to identify.
    Just wondering, is there any official way to check? Like the NZ dealer's database and so on? I really hate those low life sell fake scope with the market price.
    My mate's one purchased during the Xmas last year.

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    Email bushnell with the serial number...should be easy enough

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    Thanks mate, Ijust emailed the NZ authorised dealer from bushnell.com site. Hopefully they can give me a clear answer.

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    Or just don’t buy any optics from that rip off site full stop.
    Even if it’s not a fake, 90% of optics being auctioned is cheap airsoft standard crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Or just don’t buy any optics from that rip off site full stop.
    Even if it’s not a fake, 90% of optics being auctioned is cheap airsoft standard crap.
    Agreed, well, I don't, but my mate is a newbie, he likes shooting and enjoy this, but just feels uncomfortable when I told him his new scope looks like a fake one...Of courier, he paid far more than a fake one's price.

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    Those dusk and dawn scopes are shit enough as it is without needing to copy them
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    Bushnell are easy to deal with, I got an old vx1 as a trade, checked the serial no with them it was mnf in 2002, the glass is still crisp as.
    Just need to find a period correct rifle to put it on.

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    If you had a bushnell vx1 it's definitely a fake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    If you had a bushnell vx1 it's definitely a fake

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    If anybody wants a cheap scope just go to the source why buy them from TM the sellers get their scopes from Aliexpress and ad their markup.
    AliExpress.com - Online Shopping for Popular Electronics, Fashion, Home & Garden, Toys & Sports, Automobiles and More.
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