Bushnell Scopes Reviews: Rifle & Spotting Scopes

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It's no secret that Bushnell has earned a space in every hunter's heart. Unless you're a cave man, you have no doubt handled and used a Bushnell scope or product or at least heard of them if you don't personally own one. Whether you're a newbie to their hunting optics or a long-time and loyal buyer, you'll be convinced to be a lifetime fan.

You know you can trust a brand that has reached the vast corners of hunting ground all over the world. From hunters in the tundras of the North to the trappers of the Safari South, Bushnell is the common tie that brings hunters together. And, that's because they literally have an optic for all.

Bushnell Spotting Scope Reviews

Bushnell's consistently high review ratings are synonymous with product quality and customer satisfaction.  They've been around for ages, and they're still a brand that hunters will choose over any other optic brand in the market - save for the elite and exalted Schmidt & Bender.

But, them aside, it's no secret that Bushnell is the next preferred brand to be in the hands of a hunter.  With quality and low-budget prices on their side, it's no wonder they are an American favorite.

So, if you're ready to learn all about their spotting scopes, from RainGuard HD and ED Prime glass to the truth about their warranties, then these reviews are for you.

For information about Bushnell's top spotting scopes with the best features, prices, and magnifications for hunting, then look no further.  Our reviews will tell you everything you need to know.

How do These Bushnell Spotting Scopes Compare?

Although these spotting scopes are excellent buys, you're eventually going to have to invest in something more expensive if you're looking for that one-time spotter.

But, if you're okay with mid-level quality for these prices, then the Sentry is the most inexpensive spotter in this review at about $100.  And, it's about what you would expect for an entry-level spotting scope - mediocre. Although it's a very popular model for most close range hunters, and I mean close range, like 25-50 yards.  Beyond that, you may as well triple your budget and go with the Trophy XLT.

Speaking of which, the Trophy XLT is one of my favorites out of the lot, and it's also the favorite of plenty of reviewers too.  It's fairly priced, has the best coatings that Bushnell can offer, and it's a decently-sized, compact unit.  Don't forget the freebies thrown in.

The Xtreme costs about the same the as the Sentry, and I think most hunters would benefit from owning one of these.  It's practically the same spotting scope as the Trophy XLT except with the No Questions Asked warranty instead of the Limited Lifetime Warranty.

But, the Legend Ultra has my top recommendation.  It has everything that Bushnell can slam into a spotting scope except for the interchangeable eyepiece feature.  And, that's not a big deal since they don't manufacture or offer other eyepieces anyway. Plus, the Legend Ultra is only about $400 and you're getting everything there is to get that matches the flagship series, the Elite which costs nearly double at around $800.

And as for the Elite, although it is getting some great ratings online and I wanted to love it, for the price I would have like to see a few more premium features.

Bushnell Rifle Scope Reviews

To avoid buying a scope that you probably shouldn't have even looked at in the first place, turn to our Bushnell rifle scope field tests and reviews to get information on the most popular, well-built, and high-performing scopes they have.

With 14 rifle scope lines to offer the avid shooter, you mightn't know where to start. Luckily for you, the below reviews cover some of the most popular of their rifle scopes to date.

The brands riflescopes are all built with waterproof, shockproof, and fog-proof capabilities and even the most economical series has quality multi-coated glass. And, to give you a preview, there's even a rifle scope in our line-up that costs less than $100 - and has fully multi-coated lens!

How do These Bushnell Rifle Scopes Compare?

With the vast number of scopes that Bushnell has on offer, you'll need some directions in getting the perfect one. While there are a couple of budget-friendly scopes among our reviews, they absolutely earned their way into their spots.

This is a world-competing brand that truly offers some of the best optics for the best value. So, if our reviews are heavy towards scopes of the "cheap" end, don't blame me, you can blame your fellow peers - the ratings don't lie.

For a great entry level and practical scope the Banner Dusk & Dawn is an excellent buy if you're wanting to spend the bare minimum. But, for a few bucks more you can upgrade to the Trophy XLT Bone Collector by barely spending over $100. On the same quality level I highly recommend the Trophy XLT 4-12X40 with either the Multi-Plex or the DOA 600 reticles if you're into the hype of the "Collector's Edition". Either one will be an excellent rifle scope for your big game hunting.

What about a mid-priced rifle scope? It seems to be a hit and miss concept with Bushnell's middle class line of rifle scopes. They hit it out of the ball park with their bottom dollar rifle scopes and they even nail it with their four figure optics. But, their mid-entry scopes seem to be a flop.

The only decent ones are the tactical AR optics and the discontinued tactical Elite series scopes. Then way out of the middle class price range is their tactical flagship line, the Elite Tactical rifle scopes. Disappointingly, it seems their middle class scopes haven't even found the middle ground.

But, if you're not here for the inexpensive or even mid-range optics and you're looking for the best of what Bushnell has for the serious hunter, then the four figure Elite LRHS rifle scope series is where you need to look. This souped up baby won't disappoint.

Everyone's a Winner with Bushnell

For over 65 years, Bushnell have been competing in the big pond to deliver some of the best optics you can have to make sure you fill your tag this season. If you haven't bought from them before, you can trust that they've got your needs in mind.

They keep up well with the competition, they stay ahead with what sells, and they integrate world-class technology to provide a high-value optics for hunters and shooters in both the tactical community and hunting field.

Bushnell's happy, you're happy, I'm happy - it's a win-win.

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Simon Cuthbert - Founder

Simon is an avid outdoor enthusiast and the founder of Target Tamers. He is passionate about bringing you the most up to date, accurate & understandable information on sports optics of all kinds and for all applications. Simon has contributed to notable publications online and teaches beginners the technical side of optics through his extensive library of optics guides.

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