Bushnell introduced the Legend Ultra HD rifle scopes in 2012 and has since discontinued the series. These scopes distinguish themselves through being of the highest quality and durability. They are based on Bushnell’s Legend series spotting scopes and binoculars.
The Legend Ultra HD riflescopes are backed by Bushnell’s bulletproof money-back guarantee. The scopes deliver an 89 percent light transmission which ensures you will see an extremely sharp picture. The Ultra HD rifle scopes use the ED Prime glass and feature multi-coated optics to make them fog proof and to enhance the picture quality.
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Intended Uses for the Legend Ultra HD Scopes
The series was designed to work in tactical and military scenarios. However, due to their sturdiness and quality, the scopes were and are also widely used for hunting. The different scopes in the series lent themselves to be great choices whether you hunt for small or big game or even varmint.
The sights hit their limitations when used for competitive shooting. They were sturdy scopes but simply not designed and useful for long-range shooting.
The scopes surprised with their brightness and clarity. They used ED glass and the scopes provided great imaging even in low-light conditions. The light transmission was surprisingly high considering that the scopes were reasonably low-priced. – Best Rifle Scope Magnification and Power Range
The glass was coated with Bushnell’s proprietary RainGuard HD coating. This coating ensures that water and dirt are repelled and improves the scratch resistance of the lenses.
The Legend Ultra HD rifle scopes were produced in China at the time. Yet, from a quality perspective, they didn’t lack anything. You could mount the on your rifle and use the combination in the worst conditions and the scope didn’t let you down. – Guide to Choosing the Best Types of Rifle Scope Mounts
Adjustments and Field of View
Parallax was adjustable between 20 yards and infinity. Bushnell provided a side focus dial to set the parallax. Windage and elevation could be adjusted in 0.25 MOA increments with clear clicks for every setting. They were easy to adjust even with gloves.
The only downside with a number of the available reticles was that the turrets adjusted in MOA while some of the reticles were Mil-Dot reticles. That resulted in minimal differences when adjusting. – What Do the Numbers Mean on a Rifle Scope? – Guide to Scope Numbers
The adjustment range for the 4.5-14×44 mm was 55 MOA at 100 yards. That provided a sufficient range for medium-distance hunting and shooting.
Specifications and Features
Each Legend Ultra HD riflescope incorporates the following features:
- Patented RainGuard HD coating
- Ultra-strong, one-piece tube
- 100 percent waterproof, fog proof and shockproof
- Multi-Coated optics
- Eye relief of 3.6” (for the 4.5-14×44 mm model)
- Field of View between 23 and 6 feet at 100 yards
The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD riflescopes were introduced in early April 2012 and have since been discontinued. You can still find some at various online retailers like Amazon or eBay. They still are a great scope for the money and you’ll be happy with the performance of the Bushnell Ultra HD.