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At what point does it become a trophy rifle? :)
 

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At what point does it become a trophy rifle? :)
Hopefully I will baptize it on a Russian bore hunt this spring. Will have a few hunts for it next fall and one is a black bear hunt and if things work out and I have raised the funds I will be going to Alaska on a bear hunt in the spring of 2011.
 

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I am not sure what glass, can't afford anything right now because I spent so much on the rifle that I will have to use a 4.5-14x40mm SF BDC BuckMaster that I have laying around.


I will be testing the 210gr Partition, 210gr Scirocco, 225gr Accubond, 225gr North Fork, 250gr Partition, Accubond, Sierra SBT and 240gr North Fork
 

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Mike, might I suggest a Zeiss when funds allow ? :D

Nice rifle ! But I think you should have went with the .338-378 :D
 

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Mike, might I suggest a Zeiss when funds allow ? :D

Nice rifle ! But I think you should have went with the .338-378 :D
I have owned three Conquest by they do not compare to the Bushnell 6500 I a friend of mine has on his long range rifle and for 650 -700 is in the $1500 class of scopes. No way do I want to shoot a 338/378Wby without a break. :)
 

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I have owned three Conquest by they do not compare to the Bushnell 6500 I a friend of mine has on his long range rifle and for 650 -700 is in the $1500 class of scopes. No way do I want to shoot a 338/378Wby without a break. :)
While, I agree the 6500 is a great scope. I just wouldn't put it above the Zeiss. I tried one, I liked it. It was the 2.5-16 with Mil-Dots. Clarity was very crisp, but what can I say, I'm spoiled now !
 

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While, I agree the 6500 is a great scope. I just wouldn't put it above the Zeiss. I tried one, I liked it. It was the 2.5-16 with Mil-Dots. Clarity was very crisp, but what can I say, I'm spoiled now !

Well, that is a good report, I did not know that you had one that you could compare to the Zeiss scope, it give me more to consider.
 

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Well, that is a good report, I did not know that you had one that you could compare to the Zeiss scope, it give me more to consider.
I tried it on another guys gun. I didnt own it. I do know the magnification range on the 6500 is great ! 2.5-16, you cant beat that ! The 2.5 is great for walking in the woods, and the 16 is plenty for those long shots ! I'm not knocking the 6500 what so ever though. So please dont think that. I just always wanted a Zeiss, and finally got to try and own one. So maybe Im a little bias ? Kind of like my Ruger's ya know ?
 

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I know you can't be for real now. That is a one piece Picatinny rail. I can't see it good enough, but some folks use those in a 10 or 20 MOA rise so the scope doesn't run out of adjustment at 1000 yards.
That is what it is and that is what we decided to do with it. I do plan on making long, very long shoots when all is said and done.
 

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I tried it on another guys gun. I didnt own it. I do know the magnification range on the 6500 is great ! 2.5-16, you cant beat that ! The 2.5 is great for walking in the woods, and the 16 is plenty for those long shots ! I'm not knocking the 6500 what so ever though. So please dont think that. I just always wanted a Zeiss, and finally got to try and own one. So maybe Im a little bias ? Kind of like my Ruger's ya know ?

Tang, I am presently able to practice out to 600yds from all my shooting positions and have done so with the following rifles 257Wby, 7mmSTW, 300Win mag, 300Wby and 338Win mag. I don't have a longer range I can go to in a safe area without traveling a long ways.
 
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