Crappy scope or what?

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  1. OregonPlinker

    OregonPlinker
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    My Dad picked up a 10/22 and a scope both of them were used. We sighted it in and it shot great for quite a while. It became my wifes gun and she loves it. She would shoot 12guage shells all day then one day we went shooting and It was like 8" high and 3" right and wont adjust at all... Its a bushnell sportview 3-9x32. It was beat up when he got it. We mounted it and it zeroed right in for me. That I know of it hasnt been dropped or even transported with out a case since our initial zero. Its the only gun my wife shoots so when its out of the case shes basically holding it all the time... I also experienced this with a tasco 4 power a while back. Im just curios if any one else has experienced this and how common it is I guess. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Brandon:confused:
     
  2. .40cal EMT

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    I've a nikon on my .300win mag, can't complain for what it is, and in the time I've used it its been a champ. I also have let it take the recoil form rounds so I can't complain
     
  3. jonn5335

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    Buy a nikon or leupold scope I prefer nikon and clean the the gun
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

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    The old made in the USA Bushnells were GTG, but today I would buy a Nikon instead, IF it were manufactured in Japan
     
  5. madcratebuilder

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    Dead scope, replace with a Mueller APV, best rimfire scope on the market.
     
  6. Mookie

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    That is a made in china Bushnell. Almost the bottom of the Bushy line. For a lower price scope I like the banner, never had one go bad, but the Elite are very nice. People buy the $30 Bushnell and they break, therefor they all must suck.

    When it comes to glass, you definitely get what you pay for.
     
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  8. Burt Gummer

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    Osprey; US parts, assembled in China; lots of scope for the $$. More for a long range weapon; Osprey 10-40x50mm Long Range Tactical Scope - YouTube

    $225.00 with decent 30mm mounts.

    Of course it is no Nightforce, but for a $150 it does great; I have two, may sell one as I am more into short range shooting. The turrets are easy to manipulate and sight in, unlike other low dollar scopes I have had.
     
  9. bman940

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    I have had this Nikon PROSTAFF 3-9 Rimfire BDC 150 on my 10/22 for over a year now and love it. 3 of my duddies who tried it out now own the same scope on their 22 plinker's as well.
    Very clear, Parallax set at 50 yards and the BDC let's you dial in your ammo to the rifle. It's all under $200 too.

    http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd363/bman940/22rimfire.jpg
     
  10. ConcernedCitizen

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    I've broken a Bushnell scope before. Managed to knock a lense loose due to recoil.

    If you've already tried to adjust it and can't, it's likely the scope, but be sure to check your scope mount, rings, and stock screw to make sure everything is tight.

    I had my 10/22 groups really open up on me once when the stock screw came loose, and the action was able to jump around in the stock. It pays to double check everything, just to be safe.
     
  11. KKG

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    Scopes can go bad; even the Best of the Best. Lots of fine Leupold Scopes for a reasonable amount.:):):)
     
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    I was a big fan of the Bushnell Elite 4200, which was a rebranded Bausch & Lomb Elite 4000. Once Bushnell Bushnellified the Elite series, I moved on.
     
  13. jordanka16

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    Since that was nearly 6 years ago I would hope he would have solved it by now.
     
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  14. 41mag

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    more recently I had an experience with a scope suddenly 'going bad'....suddenly lost the zero and was having wandering POI....
    of course, a little inspection showed the mounting bolt had loosened somehow on me, so it was quickly remedied....after an awkwardly longish moment of ...'what the....????'...........
     
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    yeah. crappy scope for sure:rolleyes:

    i hope you fixed it within the last 6 years
     
  16. ThemGunsThough

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    Another Lazarus thread. Anyhow, Bushnell actually has a really good warranty department. If their scopes break then they will most of the time just replace it.
     
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  17. JRuby

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    I remember buying sportview scopes back in the 80's they were cheap then and just as bad today
    I like some bushnells specifically the old scopechiefs
    I will never put another sport view on a rifle I need to depend on.
     
  18. Kruejl

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    OP hasn't been logged in since 2013........

    BUT, I run a Bushnell Banner Elite on my 77/22 WMR and it's held zero for years.
     
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  19. ConcernedCitizen

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    That's what I get for looking at "similar threads" without paying attention...

    :oops:
     
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  20. bman940

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    I have used Nikon's PROSTAFF 3-9x40 Rimfire BDC 150 scope on 2 10/22's and love it. The BDC let's you dial in the ammo you are using wwith the scope to shoot past your zero accurately. We have plinked steel crows at 200 yards using Spot On Ballistic Program and the BDC reticle. Nikon has a new P-Tactical Rimfire scope coming out in a month that should fit your needs perfectly. You can choose between a moa reticle or the BDC. There is no plastic on this new optic and it should come in under $180. If you have any question's drop me a note and I'll do my best to answer them.

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