Bushnell Elite LRHS 2

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100%. the 12x lrhs is my reference standard for hunting scopes. The price to value is incredible. The performance leaves nothing to be desired and the size is very reasonable for the performance.

I wish I had a dozen of them.
I wish I had one 🙁
 

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Might have to try one of these out after they start hitting the used market. I have 2 of the original 12x and they are some of my favorite Hunting scopes.
 

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Mine showed up today. I heard the first shipment didn't cover all of the pre-orders. My review: Feels/looks like a LRHS/LRTS. I can look at nitpicking any optical differences/improvements side by side when its on a rifle but i'm plenty happy with glass on the first gen.

Just an FYI - I couldn't get the windage turret unlocked at first so I texted Sikes at GAP who's also a team bushnell guy. He told me there is a grease/o-ring seal that causes some vacuum and its tough to pull out the first time occasionally. I commenced with pulling like I have a pair and it unlocked.
 
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Any updates from those that have them? I ordered two over the weekend for my dad and me.

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My rifle is still at the gunsmith’s so I can’t really give much of a report on it. Based on the couple times I have looked through the scope, the glass appears to be pretty clear. Although, I wish it were lighter and a little shorter, I am glad the scope tube is long enough that I shouldn’t have difficulty mounting it on a long action.
 

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Update - I have just under 100 rounds on my LRHS 2 and one hunt (no success) and the scope has performed flawlessly. I haven't Form tested it with any drops and don't plan to, but I've extensively spun the turrets and it has returned and held zero through all of it.

I love the reticle at low power, and it's pretty good at max too, but I would prefer a center dot.

Eye relief and eyebox are incredibly forgiving - a nice improvement from an NX8 2.5-20.
 

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Any updates from those that have them? I ordered two over the weekend for my dad and me.

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Sorry, didn't see this until now.

I haven't used mine yet. I did bring it to the range during a rushed range session to try and get a tracking test completed. The tracking test results were the worst of the 5 or 6 bushnell elite tactical line scopes i've tested but like I said it was rushed and I need to take another range session to troubleshoot and make sure there wasn't something else at play in how I conducted it. It seems to have a canted reticle and adjustments are slightly strong such that by 6 mils it is has corrected 6.1+ mils and tracks to the right at least 0.1 mil horizontally.

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Sorry, didn't see this until now.

I haven't used mine yet. I did bring it to the range during a rushed range session to try and get a tracking test completed. The tracking test results were the worst of the 5 or 6 bushnell elite tactical line scopes i've tested but like I said it was rushed and I need to take another range session to troubleshoot and make sure there wasn't something else at play in how I conducted it. It seems to have a canted reticle and adjustments are slightly strong such that by 6 mils it is has corrected 6.1+ mils and tracks to the right at least 0.1 mil horizontally.

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I'm not going to take any shots at your process there since you're certainly being more thorough than me, but I think your setup is potentially imperfect.

From my shooting, now at 175 rounds between 100 and 600 yards the scope has still tracked and rtz consistently. Shots at 300+ on steel, and shots at 100 on paper.

I wont' be doing any more shooting until the new year, but I will do a better job documenting my testing.

This is all good info.
 

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I'm not going to take any shots at your process there since you're certainly being more thorough than me, but I think your setup is potentially imperfect.

From my shooting, now at 175 rounds between 100 and 600 yards the scope has still tracked and rtz consistently. Shots at 300+ on steel, and shots at 100 on paper.

I wont' be doing any more shooting until the new year, but I will do a better job documenting my testing.

This is all good info.
Do you/your rifle shoot good enough to identify a 0.1 mil tracking error at over 600 yards? I own some tack drivers but that type of error probably wouldn't be identified by shooting targets at distance. Probably could see it in a tall target test with tight enough groups.

I rushed and didn't have other known scopes to compare that's why i mentioned as much. That said, this isn't a one off, i've done it with a number of scopes with appropriate equipment and had repeatable results. Here is a thread where i documented findings from a different range trip: https://www.rokslide.com/forums/threads/scope-tracking-tests.214882/

I thought of 2 possible causes of error:
1. Range not exactly 100 yards
2. Scope not perfectly static while dialing

Why i don't think the results were caused by those errors:
1. The reticle subtensions line up with the tracking target, if the error is in actual distance the reticle subtensions shouldn't line up with the calibrated target. If the distance is the error and clicks are correct, the reticle is not properly scaled.
2. When dialing up (reticle moving down) you are turning the elevation turret counter clock wise which should be twisting the reticle towards the left. When tracking, the reticle ended up to the right.
 
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Do you/your rifle shoot good enough to identify a 0.1 mil tracking error at over 600 yards? I own some tack drivers but that type of error probably wouldn't be identified by shooting targets at distance. Probably could see it in a tall target test with tight enough groups.

I rushed and didn't have other known scopes to compare that's why i mentioned as much. That said, this isn't a one off, i've done it with a number of scopes with appropriate equipment and had repeatable results. Here is a thread where i documented findings from a different range trip: https://www.rokslide.com/forums/threads/scope-tracking-tests.214882/

I thought of 2 possible causes of error:
1. Range not exactly 100 yards
2. Scope not perfectly static while dialing

Why i don't think the results were caused by those errors:
1. The reticle subtensions line up with the tracking target, if the error is in actual distance the reticle subtensions shouldn't line up with the calibrated target. If the distance is the error and clicks are correct, the reticle is not properly scaled.
2. When dialing up (reticle moving down) you are turning the elevation turret counter clock wise which should be twisting the reticle towards the left. When tracking, the reticle ended up to the right.

Thanks for the additional context and the link to your other testing - thorough work.

No, I, nor the rifle are precise enough to pick up 0.1 mil of tracking error at 600+. I'm mostly concerned about rtz, and that hasn't been an issue.

Pictures/documentation to come in the new year.
 
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