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Bushnell Elite Tactical Hunter Riflescope 3-12x44
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Most Helpful Positive Review Great scope, great value
With a first focal plane design and windage-tree reticle this is an uncommo...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Not a do all hunting scope
To preface this review, I own FFP scopes and understand the limitations at ...
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3-12 elite tacticle hunter

by Whistler, from United States, LA Written on January 22, 2015
I have owned one for 3 years, and the only fault that my friends and I have found with it, is in the very early morning or right at dark. The grid on the scope is almost useless. I keep mine on the 12 power setting and have killed deer from 25 to 400 yds. with mine. After practicing with the grid, I can now place shots consistently inside 2" at 500 yds., but I have never used the turrent. Mine has never needed resetting. I do shoot it before season. About 30 min. before dark and I do mean dark, and about the same after the very breaking of day, you cannot see the grid retical we'll enough to make a humane kill. I use a chair and a dead shot field pod and fell confident except in the times before mentioned of making a quick kill. I am 67 yrs. old and it may be my eyes, but I don't think so. I haven't shot my 308 Thompson Icon past 500 yds. as there is nowhere around here to shoot farther. My ole gun likes Hornady sst superformance, and with this Bushnell scope I am confident of the outcome. On the upside if the grid were darker it would hide to much of the target for a precise shot placement....
Would recommend: Yes
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Not a do all hunting scope

by NC Surveyor, from United States, NC Written on December 8, 2014
To preface this review, I own FFP scopes and understand the limitations at low magnification. The LRHS is an extremely well built scope with good glass and edge to edge clarity. The turrets are well thought out as is the objective bell size and magnification range for hunting purposes. I bought this scope sight unseen for the purpose of hunting with it. The problems with it is at the lower magnification ranges. 3X is completely useless and 4X magnification is marginal in low light hunting situations. The reticle disappears in low light dusk and dawn scenarios at low magnification with woodland backgrounds. I had hoped that this scope with a modest variable range of 3x-12x would have a useable crosshair thickness at the 3x-4x range for a FFP scope. At 6x-12X, this scope is about perfect and for a function specific hunting scope for powerline easements and beanfields it would be hard to beat but it is not a do-all hunting scope that a variable 3x-12x should be. On an overcast day 1/2 hour before sunrise or after sunset, you would be handicapped with the FFP low magnification range on this scope. This is a 70% tactical/target scope best used at 12X magnification and 30% a hunting scope that has limitations as an all around hunting scope....
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Great scope, great value

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MI Written on February 24, 2013
With a first focal plane design and windage-tree reticle this is an uncommon and advanced scope. The overall quality is excellent, and it's fairly small and light relative to the optical performance. This is an outstanding scope for the price and in my experience is better than similar models from Leupold (Mark 4) and the Burris XTR series.
Pros: glass, reticle, ruggedness, quality, FFP
Cons: turrets could be more precise...
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