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Anyone using Burris scopes?

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Unread 07-08-2008, 12:44 PM
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Fullfield II tactical

I'm not a big Burris fan but I do have a Fullfield II tactical 4.5-14. The backward knob thing has been fixed. My buddy bought one before me and the knobs were backwards, mine are not. It does seem to track well and is stable enough, the one on my 25-06 allows me to shoot sub 1/2MOA 7 shot groups. The knobs are squishy, they don't exactly go to the numbers that they're supposed to (i.e. it's on zero, go to 6.5 (which may look like 6.4 or 6.6) and then back to zero, which you can tell is zero but it may be 0.25 or -0.25). All things you can figure out if you just go handle one at the store. My advice is go find one at a store and finger it some and compare it to the others. See if it makes you happy.
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Unread 07-08-2008, 01:41 PM
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Burris scopes

I have an 8-32 Signature on my 220 Swift. Took an antelope at 627 yards one shot in the wind in Wy. Ranged it, measured it, dialed it, killed it, 3 witnesses. Back to zero shot a turkey at 160yrds. Shot prairie dogs for a day and no problems.

My son has a 3-9 Fullfield II on his 25-06 can hit milk jugs pretty consistently out to 600 using the ballistiplex reticle.

His consistency with that reticle lead me to a 4.5-14 Fullfield II on my Muzzleloader. The ballistiplex reticle works out perfectly to 250 on my rifle/load combo. I can shoot 3" groups at 200 with it. I like more magnification for target shooting too. Did I mention aging eyes.

The only peeve I have is that the 8-32 could be brighter on the very upper end. (I shot the antelope on 24x)

They do what I need them to do for me.
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Unread 07-09-2008, 02:08 PM
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I sold my leupy's and replaced them with Burris signatures and will continue. Years back they had an issue with reticles coming loose, but that has been remedied some time ago. I purchased an 8-32 with a busted crosshair for a steal,...sent it back, had the reticle changed to BMD, turret covers replaced, new bikin cover, and sent back to me within 2 weeks for free. The others have never had so much as a hickup, and to me, they are brighter than comparable leupys with better angles on their rear lenses. MHO I like my Burris scopes, they flat out perform.

some say this and that scope had to go back too many times, so they heard, and so on.........

I have had to send a leupy MK IV back, and a Nightforce NXS, happens to every product.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 12:32 PM
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I think both Burris and Bushnell have made BIG strides in the last few years on their scopes. I don't personally have either as I'm a Zeiss guy but have friend with both and they aren't bad scopes for the money. Bushnell's warranty is second to none if there is a problem as well.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 12:54 PM
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Anyone using Burris csopes?

I have been using Burris scopes for sometime now and they have not let me down but I will say that these are all the one's made in the USA as they do have thier Fullfield 2 models made in the Phillipines. The Euro - Diamond or the Black Diamond are great scopes and they do stand behind thier product as my first Burris that I bought in 1980 finally gave out but it had been on so many rifles from .280 - 375 H&H but they fixed it and when it came back I had to put it on one of my 338 as I was leaving to go hunting and the Leupy that was on it fell apart for the 2nd time!

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Unread 07-10-2008, 02:59 PM
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I looked through the Burris one day and liked it enough to buy one. The only beef i had with the scope was it had 1/8" clicks and 1/4" markings on the turrets. You had to crank from 0-2 to get one MOA. Not to difficult to do, but i added another hundred to the price and got the leupy 6-20 with target knobs and no complaints. I was suprised at how much clearer the new leupy is compared to one I have a swift that was built in the early 80's.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 04:54 PM
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The Burris Black Diamond scopes are the best buy available on scopes. About 8-10 years ago when Leupold quality control just went to crap and I was sending back a large percentage of what I ordered and when I received the new stuff back it was also bad I started looking. At the time Burris was just fixing there problems with the crosshairs on the Black Diamonds and I could buy them refurbished through my dealer pricing for a song. They then had the awesome glass they are known for and the newly designed reticles for half price. Since then I put Burris Black Diamonds on everything I shoot. The glass is much brighter than anything other than the zeiss and swarovski which it is at least equal to in all the low light tests I have put them through. I had people at my range with swarovski's that had to quit shooting as it got dark but I could still see the targets well with my black diamonds. I have never experienced a problem with them. At 20 ounces the 4x16x50's are awesome scopes for a hunting rifle. On the internet they can be found around $590.

When you have a range and you get to see all kinds of stuff it is amazing the things you find out. One of my distributors was closing out some Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5x20x50 a few years back for like $89 each. They originally sold for like $350. I had some 22 caliber varmint rifles that were never shot over 400 yards anyway and clicks were not a consideration so I ordered a half dozen to try. A number of people were quite upset when these turned out to be noticably clearer and brighter than their 6.5x20 Leupolds at $800. They couldn't go up and down the clicks with the Leupolds but if you didn't need that they were a bargain. Right now I own 19 of these scopes and plum tickled over them.
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