Bushnell Engage vs. Aztec Emerald

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    jps2486
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    I got my 6-24 Bushnell Engage scope yesterday. and here are my thoughts on it.  First of all, being a FT shooter, I always look at two features that may override many others that you test scopes on, and they are reticle and ranging.  The reticle on the Engage is ok, but not my favorite.  The best one I've used is the Hawke Sidewinder 30 20X 1/2 mildot.  Secondly, it doesn't range very well.  I can focus the sidewheel to where the image is clear, but there's way too much tolerance in here.  This would never work for FT.  

     

    Clarity is great and better than the Aztec.  The Aztec ranges fairly well.  It's reticle is ok but too fine for my old eyes.  Where targets are located in dark areas, I can't make out the reticle. An illuminated reticle would be a big plus for this scope.  The Bushnell beats the Aztec quite a bit on clarity.

     

    As far as POI shifts, I don't care.  I usually leave the scope set at one magnification and zero it in at a given distance.  I hardly ever change those.

     

    Overall, the Bushnell scope would be great for general shooting and most airgunners would like it.  It may not satisfy competition shooters, however.

    Just my opinion.

     

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    L.Leon
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    jps2486

    Clarity is great and better than the Aztec.  The Aztec ranges fairly well.  It's reticle is ok but too fine for my old eyes.  Where targets are located in dark areas, I can't make out the reticle. An illuminated reticle would be a big plus for this scope.  The Bushnell beats the Aztec quite a bit on clarity.

     

    The Aztec Emerald 5.5x25x50 FFP SF IR has the illuminated reticle, and yes it makes a big difference in dark areas and dark backgrounds. Thanks for taking the time to compare.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Thanks for sharing Paul !!! Great report !

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    DrPutz
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    I very curious on why the Engage doesn't range as well. It should be better due to a longer focal length, at least longer than my Athlon. How does the focal distance (distance from the object lens to roughly the center of the scope) compare between the two? To put it another way, is the front of the scops longer on the Aztec or Bushnell? I am just very curious about this topic. Thanks! 

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    Once you turn the parallax knob to get the image sharp, there is way too much tolerance in that setting.  In other words, you can turn the knob quite a bit in both directions before it goes out of focus.  Did I describe that right?

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    Does there appear to be slop in SF knob or just a large depth of field? I was trying a Bushnell Nitro 6-24 (the replacement model) out at the Bass Pro store and there was definitely slop. Just don't know if it was from abuse in the store or poor manufacturing. 

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    jps2486

    Once you turn the parallax knob to get the image sharp, there is way too much tolerance in that setting.  In other words, you can turn the knob quite a bit in both directions before it goes out of focus.  Did I describe that right?

    You described that just right!  And thank you for the review, I was wondering about this scope.  I had already somewhat written it off the list since it doesn't come with a hood, nor is it threaded to accept one.  Your review confirms that this scope is OUT for FT.

     

    Thanks!

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