Bushnell ET18524 SMRSR 1-8.5x24 BTR-2

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Need some guidance on this scope. We have an opportunity to grab some and be able to offer these at a sharp price, however a great deal is only a great deal if the product is worthwhile.

So, opinions on this scope? What price would we need to offer it at to make it interesting?

Thanks for your assistance
 
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I had one several years ago. It’s heavier than the listed weight (26oz not 22). Glass was good, reticle was funky but useable. Not daylight bright.

I think you’ll find buyers at $800 but not a ton of them. The Burris XTR2 is stiff competition.
 

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$675 🙋🏼‍♂️

I'd buy one, PM me if you get these Doug, been eyeing one a long time but couldn't justify the cost.

You sell em at a good discount and it's game on for my AR.
 

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I just recently picked up the Bushnell and would gladly scoop up a second and third unit for ~$650-700 each. :)
 

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I think if you get these under $700 they'll go quickly, might drop the ARFcom crowd a line too (after we get ours 😉) I always thought they were an attractive option for ARs or truck guns.

Just never saw a good deal on em!
 
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I spoke with Doug on Sat and he believes these should be available on the website Tue or Wed, barring any issues.

Looking at their Bushnell inventory did anybody else notice the open box DMR2's with either a G3 or H-59 for only $999......that's a smoking deal!!


 
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I am awaiting confirmation and a tracking # from Bushnell. As soon as I receive that i'll let you know.

I did get confirmation this morning that we are good to go with the Bushnell DMR2 3.5-21x50 in H59, G3 and G3 Illuminated. Call us to get special pricing, 516-217-1000, you'll be happy you called :)
 
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Dang it Doug....you are killing me! I just said I wasn't going to build any more rifles....even though I really want to build a true short, lightweight with a 1-8 for 500 yard max hunting!!!
 

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Dang it Doug....you are killing me! I just said I wasn't going to build any more rifles....even though I really want to build a true short, lightweight with a 1-8 for 500 yard max hunting!!!
Just ordered one for my own little SPR rifle. 14.5" with a Wylde chamber and Area 419 brake that doubles as my suppressor mount.

Gonna work up a 69gr load for 0-600yds, should be a great little do it all rifle once I get the glass
 
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I had it emailed to me years ago.


ETA: Not sure if this is the right one as its marked 1-6.5
Thanks guys!

WTF Bushnell. Never go full retard. And if there’s some missing logic behind this reticle design I’d love to know.

Might buy one anyways. The wind never blows in SD anyways.
 
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What setup are you guys running these on? How’s it working for your specific needs? I need an optic for a 16” Recce build and looking hard at this Bushnell. Seems like an excellent short and mid-range choice. I’m stirring the pot here trying to drum up some more feedback.
 

LawnMM

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It's going on my short->mid-range AR when it arrives. I'll let you know what I think after I've had it a bit.

If I can make hits on a full size ipsc at 550 or so I'll be happy with it. I think a full size ipsc is pretty doable with a red dot to about 350.

Yeah you can push that farther but without target ID and without a reticle for corrections I'd consider it fairly ineffective.

Just looking to comfortably extend my ARs reach, should fit the bill nicely.
 

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What setup are you guys running these on? How’s it working for your specific needs? I need an optic for a 16” Recce build and looking hard at this Bushnell. Seems like an excellent short and mid-range choice. I’m stirring the pot here trying to drum up some more feedback.
I've had one of these on my 16" BCM upper for about a month now. Although the illumination is not daylight bright, it is still a perfectly usable reticule at 1x for CQB stuff. Going out in range I find the reticle also very effective for making hits on 10"-12" steel out to 400yds. My range then jumps to 550yds. 10"-12" steel plates are a bit of a stretch. However we do have a full size IPSC also at 550yds and the 8.5x works very well for man sized targets.

One caveat I will throw out there is be sure to start with a rifle on the lighter side. This scope is all of 26oz plus whatever your mount weights.
 

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Carbines are light anyway when you're used to hauling around an 18lb bolt gun