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#3185793 - 01/15/19 08:23 PM Newer Bushnell scopes?
shelton573 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/12
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I asked a while back about the bushnell engage scopes and got shone pretty mixed feedback. I am curious about their new line of scopes overall. They seem to have a bunch of different models pop up out of no where that I assume are replacing the elites? My brother can get a pretty heavy discount on several bushnell optics models so I thought about checking one out for a spare pdog rifle. Below are the models that Iím interested in most likely in 6-24 or something similar. Please comment if you have experience with any of them.

Current models he gets a substantial discount on.
1. Engage
2. Trophy xtreme x30

Future models he will get discounts on he thinks but is unsure about the amount
1. Nitro
2. Forge
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#3185844 - 01/15/19 10:31 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
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I have two Trophy xtreme's and a Forge. I just received a Prime today as well. I like them. Glass is pretty good on all of them.
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#3185847 - 01/15/19 10:36 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: pyscodog]
shelton573 Offline
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Originally Posted By: pyscodog
I have two Trophy xtreme's and a Forge. I just received a Prime today as well. I like them. Glass is pretty good on all of them.


What would you compare them to as far as Leupold, vortex, etc? Iím pretty interested in the trophy extreme. I can pick the 6-24 up for about $145 and the and the 4-16 for $110 with his discount. Thanks for the info!
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#3186291 - 01/17/19 04:22 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
10ring1 Offline
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Wonder why they did away with the Elite line? What is a comparable model in value/quality to the Elite?

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#3187703 - 01/23/19 10:52 AM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
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When I sent in my Elite for repair, the sent me a Forge in its place. Its a nice scope but pretty Tacti-cool.
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#3187764 - 01/23/19 02:06 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
WeaselCircus Offline
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Registered: 01/27/11
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I've got a couple of the Bushnell Xtreme X30 scopes in both 4-16 and 6-24. Pretty impressed with them for the money and for that discounted price I'd jump on one. I've got some other scopes that cost similar for less magnification or cost more overall for pretty similar mag (Nikon Prostaff 5's 4.5-18 and Sightron S-Tac 4-20's), and I like the Xtremes more than both of those.

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#3187942 - 01/23/19 11:05 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
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Both mine work good to. Kind of hard to compare them to anything in particular but the glass is clear and the dials work. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if I needed a scope.
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#3188032 - 01/24/19 01:45 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
shelton573 Offline
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Thanks for the info guys!
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#3191628 - 02/08/19 11:30 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
glazer1972 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/11
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I liked the Elites. Iíd have to compare specs to see which was the closest.

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#3192387 - 02/12/19 01:02 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
steve garrett Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
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the elite line was all made in japan, moving them to somewhere else was not an improvement in quality. I guess the plan for bushnell was to out vortex vortex. I will NOT buy a non japan made bushnell. so that leaves the tactical line which I don't have any interest in personally.
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#3193440 - 02/17/19 08:27 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
Ghilliedup2 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/17
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I think the way the renamed them is confusing and hard to judge what level of scope your looking at. Also nearly everything they make has tall or tactical turrets which I don't care for
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#3197455 - 03/12/19 05:32 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
redhaven Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Loc: MO
They moved from the Japanese factory to cut costs. Talked to the optics guys at SHOT long enough to get that out of them. The whole redesign was to create new marketing hype.

I liked the Elites a lot, but have been less impressed with the Engage and Forge. They aren't hunting scopes...and they aren't tactical scopes. I'm not sure what they were trying to accomplish with these scopes. They have decent glass, but aren't on par with my Elite 4200's or Elite Tacticals.

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#3197458 - 03/12/19 05:48 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
jsh Offline
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Registered: 11/22/03
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Loc: Kansas U.S. of A
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Could not agree more. More whistles,bells,trinkets and do dads that are of a low quality. It looks tacticool and is cheap. Ya get what ya pay for some times.

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#3197551 - 03/13/19 07:02 AM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: shelton573]
Ghostman Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 546
Loc: Maryland
I've never owned a Bushnell product that was worth a crap. It's now all Chinese junk, including scopes, binoculars, rangefinders and trail cameras. I won't waste anymore money buying Bushnell products.

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#3197974 - 03/15/19 03:29 PM Re: Newer Bushnell scopes? [Re: Ghostman]
slickshot223 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/17
Posts: 22
Loc: Ohio
Rumor has it they have new owners, have not heard who, but may be true!!

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