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Will this Bushnell work on BM .308 ORC?

Postby DB on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:12 pm

I'm picking up a BM .308 ORC this week which has a Picatinny optics rail and no iron sights. I've decided to start with decent red dot scope and am thining about the Bushnell Trophy 1x32 Riflescope Matte Red & Green T Dot 730132P.

It has a built in mount for weaver style rails though. Will it work? Would I need something else to make it work, or do I need to choose something that takes scope rings for a picatinny style rail?

Glad I found this site by the way. Great info, selection, and pricing..
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Re: Will this Bushnell work on BM .308 ORC?

Postby Trevor_B on Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:45 pm

That Bushnell sight may work for you, but I would be somewhat concerned with the recoil fro a 308. I would look at the Burris XTS. This would certainly stand up better against the punch your new ORC. The XTS matched up with a Burris Xtreme 30mm extra high ring, puts optical center at the ideal height for an AR, would be a perfect combination. I also think the ORC does not have a fixed front sight, if so, I would recommend going with a high height Burris Xtreme 30mm ring.
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Re: Will this Bushnell work on BM .308 ORC?

Postby DB on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:51 am

I like the look of the Bushnell but had doubts, thanks for mentioning the .308 factor. The Burris also caught my eye and is getting good durability reviews, esp the rings. I think I'll grab one.

Hey off red dot topic, but I'm also considering grabbing a regular scope. Counter Optics really talks up their product. What's your opinion? Here's the one I'm eyeing: http://www.opticsplanet.com/dark-ops-ri ... oh331.html
DB
 

Re: Will this Bushnell work on BM .308 ORC?

Postby Trevor_B on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:36 am

Honestly, I am not a fan of the Counter Sniper brand at all. They have claims that some of their scopes are "government overrun contracts", and this is completely false. They are very bent on marketing, and false marketing at that. Anytime i have looked through one, the reticle has more things in there than you will ever need. They try to imitate a Horus reticle style, but it doesn't come close. I think they are way over priced for their quality and I would always take a Nikon Monarch or Leupold VX3 over it. A better scope at a lower price would be the Millett TRS series.
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