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Welcome to our new optics section of the forum!

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:29 am

We created this section for everyone who has questions about the optics and open sights options being used for the 450 Bushmaster. Enjoy.
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Re: Welcome to our new optics section of the forum!

Postby wildcatter » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:45 pm

Texas Sheepdawg wrote:We created this section for everyone who has questions about the optics and open sights options being used for the 450 Bushmaster. Enjoy.



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Re: Welcome to our new optics section of the forum!

Postby Ghost Dog » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:44 pm

I usually have both eyes shut!!! :shock:

Actually, on my various rifles I have Leopold, Nikon and Burris. All the scopes work very well but (in MY mind) I think the Leopold has the clearest glass.
I use a Burris MTAC on my 223 race gun ( getting into 3 gun). For my eyes 4 power is about as low as I would go for 100 yard shots. While my future son-in-law was
banging steal at 200 yards at the last match, so age of eyes has a lot to do with it! :(
The Leopold is a 3 x 9 that sits on my 450. Works just fine.
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Re: Welcome to our new optics section of the forum!

Postby Jim in Houston » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:41 am

Ghost Dog wrote:I usually have both eyes shut!!! :shock:

Actually, on my various rifles I have Leopold, Nikon and Burris. All the scopes work very well but (in MY mind) I think the Leopold has the clearest glass.
I use a Burris MTAC on my 223 race gun ( getting into 3 gun). For my eyes 4 power is about as low as I would go for 100 yard shots. While my future son-in-law was
banging steal at 200 yards at the last match, so age of eyes has a lot to do with it! :(
The Leopold is a 3 x 9 that sits on my 450. Works just fine.


I have a Leopold 3x9 on my 450 as well, and I agree that it works fine for the game (medium) and ranges (out to 200 to 300 yards, depending on your ability) for the BM450. Many people, me included, tend to forget about reticle selection, when they are picking their scope, and focus (no pun intended) on the power. I use a ballistic reticle on the Leopold, which is good for the ranges I would shoot at. I have a BDC on my Nikon on my .30-06, and that has given me good results out to 400 yards, which is more than I would attempt on the BM450. Although I mainly shoot targets, I selected these scopes on their utility in hunting. If you are a bench rest, long range target shooter, a mil dot reticle may work better.
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Re: Welcome to our new optics section of the forum!

Postby Hoot » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:10 am

I have two scopes for my 450b. For load testing, I have my Nikon Monarch 6-24x50SF usually set to 24x. Load testing should be about the loads, not my eyes. For hunting, I have an older Tasco Euro Class 3-12x52 (30mm) usually set to 3. Very effective at dusk and dawn. They can still be found occasionally on Ebay.

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