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Bushnell 6500 Elite & Tactical

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Looking through Bushnell's website, this and other forums and review articles, I'm not comming away with a clear understading of the functional difference to me between the Tactical series with "Target Turrets" and the Elite with the "Push-Pull" turret. In 2.5-16x42mm everything looks the same on paper except the knobs for the 652164T (Tactical/Mil-Dot) and the652164MD (Elite/Mil-Dot). No Tactical in 2.5-16x50mm: IF Tactical takes the advantage in the 42mm mil-dots, does it hold against the larger obj./greater (almost 4 oz.) weight of the 50mm mil-dot elite. These are second image plane reticles, mil readings are at 12x. Generally, these get positive response. The 50mm mil-dot seems to be a "loss leader" with on-line prices below the 42mm scopes. I might be leaning this way. Thanks for your comments.
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Bought the 50mm Elite 6500 over the 42mm Tactical

I've never used tall/tactical/target turrets on a scope, so maybe I don't know what I'm missing, but, with the 6500 Elite 2.5 X 16 - 50mm Mil-Dot being $100 to $150 less than the 2.5 x 16 - 42mm Tactical, I decided to pick one up. To be mounted on a Kimber LPT .223 via the new EGW HD rail for Kimber 84M & Warne Maxima QD rings. Weapon, scope & rings are on the way, the EGW rail is in hand and looks well made. A Shooter's Forum post sent me to check out EGW. Glad I did.

I'll post set-up and shooting impressions in the future. 24" barrel, twist is 1 in 9, planning to start with factory 60-something gr. FMJBT or HPBT. Some 7.62x51 NATO will not chamber (well, I won't force it) in my Kimber LongMaster Classic, .308 Win. I've seen some NATO spec. 5.56x45 with a SAMMI size & pressure warnings. Best to avoid NATO in the LPT? Chamber is marked .223 Remington. Any favorites, pukes to pass by?? Not handloading. Yet.
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