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Thread: Mexican stand off......... again 😉

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    Mexican stand off......... again 😉

    Looking for a new scope to guide the way for me new 7mmsaum from 10m to 1000m.
    Im a bushnell man and have a pass to buy what ive always wanted a elite 6500 2.5-16x42.
    But........ it has a contender well two actually the line up is

    Bushell 6500 2.5-16x42
    Bushnell 4500 4-16x42
    Leupold VX3i 4.5-14x40

    The 6500 wins magnification hands down but.
    For those of you that have used them whats your thoughts and does anyone know the maximum elevation on them ?

    Thanks in advance

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    Any reason a vx6 isn't on the list?
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    Price from what ive seen in store @camo wsm The 6500 is $1550 thats about my limit

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    Zeiss HD5 3-15x42 with Plex and lockable turrets above any of those options and you can get from Giles @ tihape sports for 1500. Tell him Tim from Taupo sent you.
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    Rain Guard is a BIG plus for the Bushnells!
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    +1 for the HD5 3-15x42, given your $budget. But be patient and sttttreeetch the $ a tad & you'll get a 2nd hand VX6 for $1600 - 1800. Another option for your budget would be a Swaro Z3 4-12x50 but probably limit you to 750 - 800 yrds. Personally I think that's probably a realistic range for a SAUM on large game animals anyways.
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    I used to own a elite 6500 4.5-30 and I now own a vx6 3-18. There is no comparison, the vx6 is way better. If it was me I'd wait a few months for the new vx6 to come out and then buy one of the current model second hand

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