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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Not too happy with Bushnell!

Bought a new 25-06 this past year and I always thought Bushnell was cheap and good with there scopes.SO I bought the Sportsmen 4x12 at walmart. So I sight it in three weeks ago at 25 yards and get a good group so I think I am good I will check it right before the season. So I shoot it again at 25 yards and am shooting two inches to the right and I adjust it and get it to where I want it and try it at 100 yards. I shot 7-8 inches high to make a long story short three boxes of bullets later I have yet to get it sighted in. It shot all over the place and I couldn't get it to group to save my life. Anyone else have this problem?
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Re: Not too happy with Bushnell!

no. the sportsman line is a decent cheap scope. check screws on rings and bases. could be scope though. never know.

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no. the sportsman line is a decent cheap scope. check screws on rings and bases. could be scope though. never know.
Tightened everything just was jumpy took it off and bought a cheap tasco to get me through this season not fond of tasco but don't have money to buy a good one and bushnell wasn't in all weekend and I moved and don't have packaging or receipt just my luck
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Re: Not too happy with Bushnell!

The old Bushnell Banners and sportmans scope lines were good but the new ones cannot compare in quality.. Get yourself a new Redfield made by Leupold but a good price...Nikon makes nice scopes also....The Bushnell Sportsman is their cheapest line and low quality as it gets..
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It could also be the brand of AMMO the rifle did not like but more likely it is the cheap scope..
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It could also be the brand of AMMO the rifle did not like but more likely it is the cheap scope..
I shoot Remington core lokts I don't believe it's the ammo I had two seasoned vets helping on it and they both believe it to be the scope.
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Re: Not too happy with Bushnell!

Had this problem with a 204 a couple months back. Was shooting 40 grainers was shooting pie plate groups. Dropped down to a 32 shot 5/8 group. Could be scope could be bullet weight, I've run into some odd problems with guns over the years only once was it the scope and that one the cross hairs fell out.

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Re: Not too happy with Bushnell!

The only Bushnells I would be caught dead with are the Model 3200's...The Banner and Sportsman lines are garbage.
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The only Bushnells I would be caught dead with are the Model 3200's...The Banner and Sportsman lines are garbage.
My oldest boy has one on his .270, and has never had a problem with it!
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The only Bushnells I would be caught dead with are the Model 3200's...The Banner and Sportsman lines are garbage.
My oldest boy has one on his .270, and has never had a problem with it!
I have a 50 dollar bushnell trophy on my 30-06 and love it thats why I went with bushnell again
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