Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

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Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby mm5de88 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:16 am

Could anyone tell me the a good scope that will hold up to the 450 bushmaster recoil.
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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby kottke_35 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:22 am

Hello! Just about any good quality scope will withstand the recoil, it's really not that bad. I have a redfield revolution 2-7 with the accu range for hunting, it has been working out good. For load testing I use a Nikon buckmaster 6-18. Nikko Sterlings are being used, burris, leupold, zeiss, Nikon's as well. I'm site others will chime in as well.

What is your intended purpose for your Thumper? That may help you make a decision add to what scope to go with.

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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby Colohunter » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:35 pm

I have a Leupold on mine. Like Kottke mentioned above, most quality scopes should do just fine.
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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby Hoot » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:19 pm

I run a Nikon Monarch 6-24x50 when working up loads, which is 99% of the ~2k 450b shots fired so far and it has held up just fine. During deer hunting, I use an older 3-12x52 30mm Tasco Euro Class and it has held up to the recoil as well.

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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby MarkCO » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:27 pm

Still think the Burris MTAC is a great buy with tons of features plus being a well built scope and a lifetime warranty.

http://www.burrisoptics.com/mtac.html

I have 6 of them! My .450BM is wearing the 1.5-6.
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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby bushmeister » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:44 pm

The muzzleloader scopes give a little extra eye relief. I put the Leupold Ultimateslam on mine and love it.
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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:38 pm

I've been running Nikko Stirling on mine with zero problems. They are a tough scope and you can get the 30mm tube.
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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby mm5de88 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:29 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby pitted bore » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:30 am

Texas Sheepdawg wrote:I've been running Nikko Stirling on mine with zero problems. They are a tough scope and you can get the 30mm tube.

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You have been using the Nikko Stirling 1" Platinum Nighteater Rifle Scope 1.5-6x 36mm, correct? This one?
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Re: Scope for a 450 Bushmaster

Postby Jeepejeep » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:51 am

I'm using a Bushnell Banner Dusk&Dawn 3-9X40MM scope and I'm very happy with it.Holds zero well and optics are clear. I like the illuminated reticle for early and late times when hunting.
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