Scopes for the .450

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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby kobraken » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:04 pm

Am looking for another scope for my bushmaster upper,I like nikons . Which particular scope is it that has the correct bdc article for our 450. Ken
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby Hoot » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:00 am

kobraken wrote:Am looking for another scope for my bushmaster upper,I like nikons . Which particular scope is it that has the correct bdc article for our 450. Ken


The Nikon Omega BDC 250 is the one. The link is to a lot of them listed on Ebay, but they are available elsewhere.

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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby Hoot » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:05 am

Speaking of 1.5 - 6x range scopes, I just saw a Tasco 30mm Euroscope w/rings listed on Rimfire Central for a great price ($125 shipped).

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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby Gunfighter » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:24 pm

thanks for all the suggestions guys. You gave me some great options to look at. Now I've got to shop price.
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby LlindeX » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:52 am

I have the Nikon Omega 1.65-5X36 on my 20" 450BM and my Son has the same scope in 3-9X on his 16" 450. We both have used these scopes on several successful elk hunts in heavy timber country, so our shots are seldom more than 150yrds or so. That said, We're both thrilled with the performance of our scopes. We have both tested the 250BDC feature out to 250yrds with factory loads, and it is right on as designed, & the eye relief is right at 5". (Factory load 450BM bullets and velocities are almost identical to those of an in-line muzzleloader.) I don't think you'd be going wrong to get either of these scopes , if you can find one for sale. My understanding is that Nikon has discontinued them, but a few are still out on the retail market.

If you can find one for under $200, I'd say that it would be worth it. Any more than that, & I'd go with the Leupy Ultimate Slam scope just for the Leupy warranty. You can find them for around $300 - $320 or so. I also recently put one of the Redfield Revolution 2-7X33mm scopes with the "Accu-Range" reticle on my AR-10. I haven't hunted with it yet, but having shot it on a 300yrd range, I'd bet that scope has sufficient eye relief (3.7-4.2") and would be fantastic on the 450BM too. Judging from its performance on the .308, I'd say you could easily get the ranging reticle to perform on the Bushy too. You'd just have to force yourself to shoot it enough to work out the appropriate ranges for the reticle. (Not a bad situation to be in either.) They are going for around $180 - $200 & only weigh 11oz. They also have the same lifetime warranty from the Leupold company at a much cheaper price. Hope this helps!
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby ardenkent » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:41 pm

I found Burris Timberlines, with 5 inches of eye relief, 3 to 9s for as low as $ 220 and 4 to 14s for $ 250 at Cheaper than Dirt.
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby LlindeX » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:55 pm

As of 1/18/14 9PM Mt. Time, there is a brand new Redfield Revolution 2-7x36 duplex reticle on Gunbroker for a buy now price of $155 + actual shipping. Personally, I'd hold out for one with the accu-range reticle, but that price is pretty good. Just letting you know about it.
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby MarkCO » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:10 pm

If price is not an issue, the new XTRII 1.5-8 is pretty amazing. Only thing bad is the weight, but that gives the durability. My 1.5-6 MTAC is going to be for sale soon.
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby MichaelK » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:52 pm

Gunfighter wrote:Just purchased a Bushmaster upper.

Oh, congratulations. From whom did you purchase it? I've been looking, but it seems everyone is out of stock.
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