Bushnell Rifle Scope

If you are looking for a cheap bushnell rifle scope then you need to check this one out.
The bushnell rifle scope that I am reviewing is the Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Multi-X Reticle Riflescope with 3.3-Inch Eye Relief, 3-9X 40mm. It is an all around big-game scope. Great for rifles, shot guns or muzzle loaders.

I’ve Owned Bushnell

I am from the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. I’ve owned a lot of bushnell rifle scopes over the years and still own some today. The only big game around here are whitetail deer, usually in lots of brush.

I have a Marlin 35 lever action for the woods and brush hunting. Most shots are less than 100 yards and the bushnell scope has done very well for me. In my older age, my eye sight has deteriorated a lot and the larger cross-hairs are easier to see.

A few years ago I was set up by a tree and a deer walked within 45 yards. I missed that deer slick as a whistle. When I came home I bagged the rifle and went to reset the scope. The scope was dead on so I went back the next morning. I sat by the same tree and the same deer made it’s way down the same path. I flat out missed that deer again.

Now What

I had a pair of cheap reading glasses, I think they were a dollar at the grocery store. So I proceeded to pop a lense out of the glasses. I put it over the reticle of the scope and used good old electrical tape to tape it solid to the scope. I never missed a shot after that.

I thought the magnification of the scope would make up for my loss of sight. I quickly found out different, if your not hitting like you used to it could be your eyes, not the scope or gun. This was just a suggestion from my own experience. I did get some good glasses after that. 🙂

Scope Clarity

More tags are filled in the low-light hours than any other time, just ask any hunter out there. Most of my deer have been shot within one hour after it gets daylight. The majority of them, before the sun even comes up.

The clarity, depth of field at most zoom settings and reticle and parallax are all the equivalent of a much more expensive Leopold scope. It is a fantastic scope for the price. Why spend more for a scope than a rifle if not shooting past 300 yards. The reticle is easy to see in twilight, it is clear where center crosshairs are.

This scope comes with a 1 inch diameter tube, you’ll LOVE this scope.

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Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Multi-X 

The clarity and depth of field fall off some at the extreme upper end of the zoom but over the rest of its range it is exceptional. It is easy to zero with the directional arrows deeply Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Scopeetched with contrasting paint/anodizing. The clicks (1/4 inch per click @ 100 yards – standard) are very positive without being hard to turn.
This is a second level scope with some first level performance at a cheap price.

Bushnell Rifle Scope Features

  • Quality optics with stunning HD clarity.
  • 100 percentage quality materials used and tested extensively.
  • Beautiful design and durability built to last.
  • Low light rifle scope with 3 to 9x magnification and 40 millimeter objective lens.
  • Dusk & Dawn Brightness (DDB) multicoated lenses for clarity and brightness.
  • Multi X reticle; 1/4 MOA fingertip windage and elevation adjustments.
  • 100 percent waterproof/fog proof construction; 3.3 inches of eye relief.
  • Fast focus eyepiece.
  • Scope measures 12 inches long.
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About The Company

Bushnell Corporation is an American firm specializing in sporting optics and outdoor products. It is based in Overland Park, Kansas and is a subsidiary of Vista Outdoor.


Bushnell rifle scopes come in a wide variety of prices. The one I have shown you here is one of the cheapest at eighty three dollars. They go on up from there to seven hundred and fifty dollars. They come in all sizes, features and prices in between.

Here is one more scope for this page

Bushnell Optics, Drop Zone BDC Reticle Riflescope with Target Turrets and Side Parallax, Matte Black, 3-9x/40mm

Max accuracy and reliability to master every tactical scenario. We took the bedrock precepts behind every riflescope we build – optical precision, rugged reliability and uncompromising performance – and pushed them ever farther for the AR-platform.

Zeroes at 100 yards, with aiming points out to 500 yards. Fully multi-coated optics for incredible brightness, and fast focus eyepiece deliver maximum accuracy and reliability. Nitrogen purged to remove any vestige of internal moisture, and O-ring sealed to prevent the entry of dust or moisture. Made of high-durability aluminum alloy, anodize-finished and sealed to protect the inside from elements. Riflescope is rustproof, virtually scratchproof and a beautiful complement to even the most expensive AR platform firearm.

Please note that the scope’s erector cap assembly (located on the bottom of the scope windage and elevation control housing) may limit the possibility to use extra-low or low scope rings on AR Optics riflescopes. Most commonly, medium height rings provide the clearance necessary to eliminate contact with the cap and the scope base or receiver on most firearms. Please check the clearance necessary on your individual firearm prior to selecting scope rings.

You can buy this scope on Amazon

Bushnell Optics, Drop Zone ScopeMy Conclusion

Bushnell rifle scopes are about as good as any. They have a lot lower price tag and the quality has been brought right up there with some of the higher priced scopes. I would buy another one if I was in the market for a scope.

If you have a two thousand dollar gun and are out in the mountains looking at 500 yard shots you would probably want a better scope. Your friends out there in that situation would probably make fun of you with a bushnell.

If you are looking for a better quality, higher priced scope you can check out my post on Zeiss rifle scopes HERE.

Here where I am, the cheaper scopes are really all I need. Deer season is two weeks out of the year and it sits in the gun case the rest of the time. Two or 3 shots a year is about all I shoot anymore unless I want to check out the scope.

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