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Old 05-16-2008, 3:47 PM
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Default Bushnell Banner 6-18x.

I think its a 6-18x.

Cheap halfway decent alternative to spending a grand that I don't have on a scope or a complete piece of crap.

They're going for a hundred and ten bucks at the local Wally World and I'm REALLY tempted to buy one for my .204 Ruger upper'd AR. Right now I've got a Leupold Vari II 3-9-40 on it that I want to put on one of my deer rifles...and I want a higher powered scope for the .204 but I don't want an absolute piece of crap on it.

Is it worth a hundred and ten bucks until I can talk myself into spending big money for a scope for a rifle I don't shoot very much? I'm leaning more and more towards yes...
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Old 05-16-2008, 4:32 PM
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I was tempted to buy one myself for a Savage .17HMR. But I looked through a friends and wasn't that impressed. I ended up with a Mueller APV for 120.

I would recommend increasing the scope budget to 250-275ish and many more options will open up.
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I have that same scope (and bet alot of others do) and it works fine for me on a Ruger heavy barreled 77 in 22 Hornet. I have plenty of Muellers and yes they're better. I don't recall the exact circumstance of having the Bushnell but it was sitting in my closet and rather than buying a new scope for the 77 I used it instead. If I'd had no scope and were buying for a newly acquired rifle I'd have gone with the Mueller. But for $110.00 or so and 100 yd target shooting I find the Bushnell is fine.
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I've been using the Bushnell "Trophy" series and they have perfomed well. The Banner seems to be decent for the price. c good
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i have that exact scope on my Mosin 91/30 (cheap rifle, cheap scope) and after about 500 rounds of ammo (7.62x54R) through it, it still holds perfect zero
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i have that exact scope on my Mosin 91/30 (cheap rifle, cheap scope) and after about 500 rounds of ammo (7.62x54R) through it, it still holds perfect zero
What kind of mount did you used?
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i have that exact scope on my Mosin 91/30 (cheap rifle, cheap scope) and after about 500 rounds of ammo (7.62x54R) through it, it still holds perfect zero
Thats the kinda stuff I like to hear! Cheap, cheap, and good!
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Haven't seen a Mueller at any of the local shops and I'm heading out of town for the week on tuesday for a shooting weekend. Still can't decide if I want to buy it or not.
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Just do it, it's like they say at the Harley dealer "its just money"
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What kind of mount did you used?
i drilled and tapped the receiver and cut off the bolt handle and installed the ATI mount and bolt handle kit. works very well.

i figured under that much recoil, i would get maybe 100 rounds b4 the scope needed repair/replacement. but 500+ rounds of mil-surp, and handloads later its still going strong.
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On an AR you have to mount that thing way up, I love it. I have mine in leo QRW on top of YHM risers, works real nice, there are better but not for sub $120 plus if you break it (its pretty tough), just take it back to wally world, dont even bother sending it to bushnell.
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