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Bushnell Sportview rifle scope wide angle 4x38 T4389 limited adjustment inconsistant results

Bore sighted rifle with Bushnell Standard bore sighter. Good results with other rifles and scopes. The Sportview, however , when zeroed, fired way off of the mark. Attempts to make the scope match the hits failed due to very limited adjustment on the scope. Back to zero on the Bore Sighter and I could only lower the cross hairs one bar below zero. Maybe four bars above zero. Limited left and right adjustment also.
Hits seem to have only slight relationship to adjustments.
Using the iron sights had much better and more consistant results.

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  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    have a bushnell 45 scope on 300 win.mag. limited adjustment . cant site rifle in properly, cant find mounting brackets that will allow enough up and down adjustment. any ideas.

  • Old-Herb May 19, 2008

    I solved my problem by buying a $30 BSA scope from Wal-Mart. Put it on , bore sighted and put the first three bullets thru the same hole (and in the bullseye) at about 30 yards. I'll take the Bushnell apart just to see how it works (or doesn't in my case). I'm very disappointed in Bushnell though.



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I had the same problem but was able to solve it by shimming the scope mounts with a thin piece of plastic. Put it under the rear to raise the sighting and under the front to lower. I still plan to buy my son a better scope.

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