Exciting scopes coming from Bushnell the ERS & XRS Gen II

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At $2249 MSRP ya have to wonder if the street price will be $300-$400 less in a few months the same way the XRS fell in price. Irritated a lot of people who purchased early then realized it wasn’t a $2000 scope...
 

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The XRS is a good scope with great reticle and the XRSII seems to be improved, but this offering will be out for some time before I take it seriously. The long range hunter scopes at this time are probably the best scope Bushnell offers. I do have to say that Bushnell is trying to offer a decent package with the average guy’s wallet in mind...
 

5RWill

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At $2249 MSRP ya have to wonder if the street price will be $300-$400 less in a few months the same way the XRS fell in price. Irritated a lot of people who purchased early then realized it wasn’t a $2000 scope...
I honestly don't remember the ERS/XRS dropping that quickly. There were some sales every now and then for 1500$ but it was 1999$ for a while.
 
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Flori-duh.
I'm almost positive that $2250 is MAP on the XRS2, not the MSRP. As long as that's the case, don't expect that price to drop any time soon. Plus I am hearing rumor of something new coming to fill the slot between the DMR2 and XRS2, so there's even less reason for the price to come down.
 

5RWill

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It would have to be an ERS II if i guessed but i don’t see the point truthfully. DMR II is 1599$ XRS at 2249$. Wouldn’t be against it but i feel like the prices are already pretty close.
 
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Flori-duh.
It would have to be an ERS II if i guessed but i don’t see the point truthfully. DMR II is 1599$ XRS at 2249$. Wouldn’t be against it but i feel like the prices are already pretty close.
Not an ERS2, but it's going to be a nice option. If what I am hearing is what shakes out, I could see it being very popular for gas gun guys.
 
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Any updates? Mine should ship tomorrow. Wish I could have kept my XRS 1 to compare them side by side.


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wjm308

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They got the glass right. I will hopefully have mine next week so I can post pics.
That was December 1st when you posted, are you able to post pics of this mysterious scope? Gas gun friendly with top tier glass, I'm very curious, especially if it's something that could give the EoTech Vudu Super Short 5-25 a run for its money...
 

Servo93

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Read the whole thread didn’t see this mentioned. Did they retain the same setscrew-less zero they had on the ERS and XRS. I run an switch barrel rifle and being able to rezero the turret that easy is a big deal.

On a side not I have an ERS and absolutely love it. This new XRS seems to adress the weak points of the old ones. If it keeps with Busnells quality it will be an excellent buy.
Interested in getting one even if it will be awhile.
 
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I'm also very interested in this scope. I would love some feed back on it. I can get a PST Gen ii, or this for 600 more, or a Gen ii for another 500 more (so 1100 more than PST Gen ii) (LE discount, don't want to give rates out if not acceptable). Really stuck on which to get....
 
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My apologies for the delay. I received my scope last month and have yet to zero it. Bushnell sent it without an instruction manual. Attached is the draft version I received.

These are photos of my XRS 2 mounted.

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Still waiting to get range time to zero it.
 

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I now forget where I saw it, but recently read somewhere about a DMR 'Pro' being introduced with ED glass?
Mis-named or is this actual? If so, a bit sad, considering I just got a DMR2.. ?
 

wjm308

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I now forget where I saw it, but recently read somewhere about a DMR 'Pro' being introduced with ED glass?
Mis-named or is this actual? If so, a bit sad, considering I just got a DMR2.. ?
It was quoted in the Year of the Ultra Shorts thread -
Vista Outdoor News Release said:
Bushnell’s DMR line of riflescopes are trusted by military, law enforcement and PRS champions – shooters who know every shot counts. The new DMR II Pro Riflescope combines that performance with ED Prime Glass. The best glass Bushnell offers, ED Prime Glass brings out rich color and the finest details, even (and especially) in low light. The DMR II Pro has all the other great features of its predecessor, and remains the only choice when precision is a requirement.
http://news.vistaoutdoor.com/2018-19-01-Bushnell-Announces-Dozens-of-New-Optics-at-SHOT-Show-2018
 
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5RWill

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Damn that makes me wonder where the price falls? Also would make sense how there were so many sales going on for the DMRII.

I think it would make things interesting if they dropped the DMR II to 1300$ and put the DMR II pro at 1600$. Though i'm inclined to think 1799$.

Having said that all these new scopes being released from Bushnell i still don't know anyone who actually owns an XRS II nor have i seen a single review of one. Only looked through it briefly and that was nearing a year ago.
 
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demolitionman

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I've been looking for some reviews myself. Nothing out there on this yet that I've found either. Would love to hear some personal experiences of it.
 

eddahenry

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I'm in Oz and just placed a deposit on an in stock XRS Gen 2 4.5-30x50 G3 for $1,890 AUD. Which is about $1,500 USD.

To good to pass up on really. I'll let you all know soon how it goes up against a PM2.
Too true man
First time in forever there is a product thats cheaper to Buy in OZ lol ,, thanks to tasco losing the distribution ,i got myself a LRTS 4.5-18 x 44 for the Street Price in the US but in Aussie dollars
I was like Sign me up lol
like the DMR II 3.5-21x50 is cheaper in AUD than there selling for in USD
 
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Too true man
First time in forever there is a product thats cheaper to Buy in OZ lol ,, thanks to tasco losing the distribution ,i got myself a LRTS 4.5-18 x 44 for the Street Price in the US but in Aussie dollars
I was like Sign me up lol
like the DMR II 3.5-21x50 is cheaper in AUD than there selling for in USD
Yeah it's bizarre! I have a LRHS 3-12 which I love, so I figured I should give the XRS 2 a go.

So do you know much more about the Tasco situation? How does it equate to cheap scopes is my question.
 
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I'm contemplating spending the extra $100 AU for the H59 model. I've never used a Horus reticle, but the .2 mil wind holds are really interesting me. And a $100 is still pretty cheap for the Horu premium.

What say you?
 
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