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Old 11-03-2010, 07:55 PM
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Burris?????

Anybody own a Burris xtr? How good are they? Do they make a good long range hunting optic?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:39 AM
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Re: Burris?????

I have a 6x24x50 XTR W/ ballistic mil dot reticle, I like it, I put it on a heavy 22-250 varminter I built for my grand daughter. I like it, but think it's a bit large for a "hunting" rifle, great for varmint's/target work Great glass, repeatable, lots of elevation, but a little shy on windage (for those of you that "dial") would buy another.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:08 AM
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Re: Burris?????

I also have a 6- 24x50 with Duplex reticle on my .338 Ultra (MK4 is in the mail), to this date, I have had ablolutely zero problems with this scope, it is quite robust (read heavy) & has sustained the abuse of 300 SMK's without any hiccups. The elevation adjustments are 1 moa which has both pros & cons, if you are looking to dial a long way very quickly this will do the job, the con being the 1moa adjustment doesn't allow for precise dial in at certain ranges where your come-up may be 9-1/2 minutes, or really anything & a half you just simply cannot do; you either have to go under or over by 1/2 moa and hold accordingly which can be a pain at worst. Turrets at this point are repeatable and precise, albeit, my use of this scope has been limited, I only have about 100 rounds through my RUM, I also had it on a DPMS LR-243 which worked very well.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:12 AM
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Re: Burris?????

FWIW, I returned my 6x24 to the factory and had 1/8 min. adj. installed, fast and easy to deal with them.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:23 PM
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Re: Burris?????

Thanks boys. I like mine too but other guys at the range always question my choice of scopes
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 7MilMauser View Post
Thanks boys. I like mine too but other guys at the range always question my choice of scopes
once someone has bought into the $1800 and up optic plan, it's damm near impossible to get them to admit they spent a ton of money for no reason.

I'm not saying the night force/us optic/S&B, etc. arn't good, I'm just saying that if I'm not hunting somthing that shoot's back, I don't need the ruggedness of those optics.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:29 PM
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Re: Burris?????

The fact is that the $300 - $500 scopes available today are 10-times better than the sniper scopes that were used in Viet Nam, and those guys made some incredible shots, without laser range finders and lighted reticles... so spending $1000+ on a scope that you shoot on Sunday's when it's sunny, is silly, in my humble opinion.

I'm not saying the high priced scopes aren't fantastic scopes, I'm just saying I ain't falling for the marketing hype and I could give a s**t about keeping up with the Jones' -- I ain't paying $1000+ to try to make myself look better than my friends that may not be able to afford $1000+ for a scope.

My personal choice in scopes is Nikon - awesome glass, fair prices, and lifetime warranty.

I had a Burris XTR when they first came out and wasn't very happy with the microscopic exit pupil at full magnification, or the goofy 1-minute adjustments (which they told me before hand would be 1/4-minute) so I sold it.

The Jones' are idiots anyways...

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