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Bushnell Red-Dot Scope

Old 04-18-2005, 02:56 PM
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Default Bushnell Red-Dot Scope

Works awesome, very effective. At first glance, I thought it withstood the recoil of my 3.5" magnums on my turkey gun, but not the case.

After one season of use, the on/off/intensity knob is practically disconnected and is shorting out.

I must say this, however, at $54 dollars, I expected less. I actually went out and purchased another one for this season.

In one season, the unit stood up to a few soaking rainstorms, being submerged in a stream (for very, very short time) had been beaten off the brush, lugged about 50 miles, slid down a rock or two, and went through a few boxes of shells.

Nobody I've ever known has been as hard on equipment as I am, so I would highly recommend the Bushnell Red-Dot to anybody.

Huge eye-relief is great for Turkey loads. No trips to the E.R. - Guaranteed!
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:18 PM
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Send it back to Bushnell.
They should fix or replace it .
I have had one on a slug gun 3 years now , but it only get a few shots a season.

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Old 04-18-2005, 06:36 PM
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Quiksilver, have you had the chance to use it in cold weather and how long did the batteries last? I’m considering changing my scope on my slug gun and was considering a red-dot scope but was concerned on how long the batteries would last in cold weather
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:55 AM
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I've had a Bushnell Trophy on a .44 mag pistol for serval years now and love it. I have no idea on the batteries, I'm still on the original batteries. I am, however, leaning very seriously on changing them this year just to be on the safe side. I can just see me switching it on and putting it up on a nice deer only to have no 'red dot'. The batteries are the only weakness I can think of on these things just because you never know when they'll die on you.

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Old 04-19-2005, 06:10 PM
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Hate to be the odd man out here but I hate em. On the range they were fine but in real world hunting situations I felt they failed me. Connected on 2 deer (really close) and missed 2 (that I shouldn't have missed). In all liklehood it was hunter error [:@], but I found the FOV too narrow and the sight picture wasn't quite right. Switched back to the scope and have had no problems. Thats just my opinion.
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:44 AM
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I just picked one up at the local gun shop...the new Trophy model, with 4 reticles and either green or red light. Out the door for $90, not bad when Bass Pro wanted $99 as part of their "turkey sale".

It's replacing the Burris 3-9x40mm FFII I had mounted during deer season. One day of rain and I realized why I usually prefer open rifle sites---I couldn't see a damn thing through the scope [:@]. Decided to switch to the red dot for turkeys...

Mounting it today, had to clean the work-table off in the basement, a 7-month pregnant wife is really good at cluttering. [8D]
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