Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-19-2011, 02:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 26
Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

Which scope is better? I am looking to put one on a .300 win hunting rifle. I havent owned either one of the scopes, but both are reasonably priced.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2011, 02:23 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,022
Re: Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Csafisher View Post
Which scope is better? I am looking to put one on a .300 win hunting rifle. I havent owned either one of the scopes, but both are reasonably priced.
It's really apples to apples with these 2. But if I were to chose it would be the Buckmaster. I have looked through both and prefer the glass on the Nikon.

Tank
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2011, 03:39 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 2,608
Re: Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

I have a Nikon 6-18x40. It's decent glass and accurate/repeatable turrets. ...a good value for the money. It has the BDC reticle and the crosshairs are a little thick for precision target shooting, but not bad for most hunting.

I have not used the Burris. So, I can't offer anything either way.

-- richard
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-19-2011, 08:26 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: So. Utah
Posts: 396
Re: Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

I have both. The Nikon in my opinion does have a slight edge on the quality of the glass. They have nicer turrets also. However, I have a 3-9x40mm Buckmaster on a Ruger Hawkeye 300 Win and it lost zero. I moved the scope to a 30-06 with a muzzle brake and have had not it shift zero since. Perhaps it was a fluke, but I would trust the burris more on a 300. I have one on a 7mm Rem mag that is lighter than the 300 so the kick feels about the same. The burris has never had a problem after 5 years of hunting hard.
__________________
If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-20-2011, 08:45 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 649
Re: Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

I would go with the buckmaster. I have several and they track everytime and I have a 4.5-14 on a 375 H&H and the 6-18 on my 338 rum with no recoil zero loss issues. The glass is also really good on them I would say they are even with any of the Leupold VX-III scopes I have.
__________________
Fast, Flat, and Accurate
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-20-2011, 08:54 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 2,608
Re: Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

I wouldn't rank my Nikon quite as high as my Leupolds. The glass and warranty/service is a notch above.

But, the Nikon is a good value and if you don't hit what you're aiming at, it's probably not the scope's fault.

Again, I can't speak to the Burris since I don't own any at this time.

JMHO
richard
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-20-2011, 10:22 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 627
Re: Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster

Also look at the vortex viper series. I sold my burris to get one of the viper 6.5-20x44. I liked the burris but I wanted the target turrets, 30mm tube, moa adjustments and paralex on the side instead of on the front like the burris. They were the same price at 399 and the vortex was just loaded with features as well as being very highly spoken of as far as repeatability. I like nikons dead hold reticle that has the software onling so you can enter your variable ( velocity,bc..) and it will tell you what all the little hashes are at he different mag settings. I believe vortex is working on a program like this as well but nikon has it now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Burris Fulfield 2 vs. Nikon Buckmaster
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTS 6-18 Nikon Buckmaster Mil-Dot SPF 406pat Optics For Sale 1 05-28-2011 10:40 PM
Nikon Buckmaster RandyR Optics For Sale 4 09-20-2010 11:34 AM
Nikon Buckmaster? matt_3479 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 02-03-2010 08:03 AM
nikon buckmaster bdc richardmac37 Optics For Sale 1 12-16-2009 05:44 PM
brand new burris fulfield 2 4.5-14 huntinfool18 Optics For Sale 4 12-01-2008 10:13 AM

Current Poll
I currently have hunting preference points in the following states

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC