Bushnell Engage Rifle Scope

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  1. truck driver

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    Had a old Trophy that had broke and been laying around for 4 or 5 years and found that it was still under warranty so with nothing to loose I sent it off to Bushnell for repairs.
    The scope must have been unrepairable since they sent me a replacement.
    The Engage 2.5-10X44 30mm this scope has side focus and what they call their Deploy MOA reticle which has hash marks instead of dots for hold overs and exposed turrets.
    This not a style scope I would have bought but it was basically a free-be and of greater value then what I sent for repairs.
    Anyone have any info on these and how tough they are? I don't want to put it on a magnum rifle if it won't take the recoil and have it let me down while hunting.
     
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    I know this isn't a Leupold, Sightron, March or other high end scope but thought someone here would have some info on them.
    Guess I was wrong.
     

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  3. truck driver

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    Lots of people looking at this post but no response.
    I guess no one has used one of these or knows nothing about them
     
  4. Hotshot

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    I don't think that model has been on the market very long so maybe most of us haven't used one.
    If you want to send it to me for testing I'll be happy to take it out to a prairie dog town and run it through the ringer. Be sure and send plenty of ammo too. I'm always willing to be helpful.
     
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  5. truck driver

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    Thanks for the offer but I think I will abstain and break it in myself.
    From what I have been able to find out they have been on the market for over a year.
    I wanted some real life experience with it instead of the wrag's right ups.
     
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    If my memory is correct a couple guys over on saubier tried them right out of the gate. They were satisfied with performance for the price. I haven't heard much about them since, but I think it will serve you well.
     
  7. goodi

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    I have 3 engage scopes and have used them extensively in club 600 BR, 1000yd BR and f class matches for around 12 months or so.
    a 6-24 and two 6-18
    When introduced into Australia they were almost half their present price.
    Optics (resolution, focus and click repeatability) all much better than expected.
    Only problem is, that the windage and elevation turrets do not have any reference mark's or scale, which makes range distance adjustment and repeatability extremely frustrating.
    Would I purchase another engage?
    Depends !!
    Yes, if they were to be sighted in and dedicated to a set distance .(600 or 1000 BR)
    No, if they are to be used for f class.
    cheers
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  8. truck driver

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    Thanks for the responses.

    goodi you said it was a good scope for dedicated set distance, does the hash marks work well for hold over should you sight it in at say 100 and then use the hash marks for extended ranges?
     
  9. goodi

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    actually I like the reticle design, subtensions and spacings in both the 6-18 and 6-24.

    following the previously described difficulty in referencing the required adjustments for f class distances (300metres to 1000yds in Australian club matches) I now have all the engages sighted in and dedicated to either IBS 600 or IBS 1000yd BR applications.

    however, although I didn't attempt it, on the vertical reticle (from memory?) I think there is a 5moa grid above the reticle centre and 20-25 moa below (in both 1moa and 5moa gridlines).

    depending on your required caliber and trajectory, I would be confident that using the vertical holdover procedure (with either the individual 1 moa or 5moa bars) might suit your needs.

    I use the reticle windage calibrations for all of my holdoffs at 600 and 1000yds.

    it might be worth checking to see if bushnell has now addressed this situation and now includes reference marks on the latest model engage turrets.

    cheers
    goodi
     
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    goodi thanks for the info and your help.
    From looking at the pictures I posted here the only reference I see are the 1-14 moa and .25 moa hash marks on the turrets and no reference to 100 yd intervals so I presume you would have to count the clicks and keep a range card.
     
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    I think what @goodi was talking about was the downside of not having Revolution indications so you don't know if you're at 15 moa or 30 moa or 45 moa for example.
    Most scopes have at least parallel hash lines under the turret that allow you to figure out how many revolutions you turned the turret.
     
  12. truck driver

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    Thanks for the explanation.
    This is totally new to me and learning as I go.
     
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    I have yet to mount this on a rifle since I haven't decide on what rings to use.
    I'm also having trouble warming up to the tactical reticle and turrets since I'm not a tactical shooter and don't care to become one.
    This scope may not get a chance to be mounted on any of my rifles and may find it's self a home else where.
     
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    If so how much? My little bro is looking for one for his ruger American 6.5 Grendel. Probably make an super efficient 300 yard plinking, deer, and varmint scope.
     
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    I’ve had one since they came out and it sits on an AR I use for longer ranges. For holding over using the reticle, I find the sub tensions get lost easily in busy terrain. Could be my eyes admittedly but I feel like they could have used some interval numbers ala some Vortex reticles. 10, 20, 30 moa would have worked.

    I probably wouldn’t buy one again but optically its fine otherwise for an inexpensive scope.
     
  16. truck driver

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    PM me and we will talk
     

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