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Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

 
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:50 AM
 
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Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

Just curious which of these scopes would be the better. A Nikon 6-18x40 BDC or a Burris Fullfield 2 4-14x42 with the ballistic plex. Will be on a 30-06 that will be used mainly for close range hunting(300yds) but would also like to be able to get to 1000yd targets. My budget is about $600, are there any other scopes that would fit the bill better?

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Old 10-13-2006, 11:00 PM
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Re: Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

Stay away from Burris Lots of problems. I have had two now just one didn't care for Black Diamond to fuzzy.I tell you whats good for your price range is a Bushnell 4200 Elite. They have super good glass. Much better then burris or Nikon.
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:37 PM
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Re: Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

Do you want a hash mark style scope or be able to click your way up?? To my understanding, hash mark scopes aren't very consistent past 500-600 yards on big game. To many variable come into play. This is where dialing comes in handy. If I was recomending a dialing scope it would be a Leupold VX2, 6-18x40 Target, fine duplex. They usually run about $450. They are very nice and bright scopes and track well. The upper end of power is good for 1000 yards, and the fine duplex helps as well. I tried a burris 3-9 bal plex and found it worked ok out to 500 yards, but it was not crisp at anything above 5x. I thought that was pretty crappy. My dad however seemed to thing it was ok at 9x, so he traded me a leupld vx2, 3-9 for it. I think I got the better end of the deal on that one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:17 AM
 
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Re: Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

My brother has an older VX-II 6-18x40 and I dont really like it much in anything near low light. Also, will a click type scope with a one inch tube have enough elevation to get me to 1000 with a 30-06. I used to have a super sniper 20x on this gun and it would get me from 100 to 1000 easily, shooting a 190SMK, I just dont know if a one inch tube will. Most of my shooting will be under 600, but I would like to get to 1000 as well.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:27 PM
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Re: Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

Seems to be a lot of different experiences with Burris. Mine have been very good. I have 6-24 Burris Black Diamond (30mm tube) side focus, and it does great in low light and the Ballistic Mil-Dot reticle has been right on.
I have had a good number of 3-12 LER handgun scope with the ballistic plex reticle that have all been great also.
Never had a Nikon so I can't begin to compare, but have been told they are a good optic.
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:02 PM
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Re: Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

genecole, I purchased a cheaper Nikon Buckmasters 3-9x40 BDC for a 30-06 and I was able to harvest both an elk and an antelope this year with it at ranges from 400-500 yards. The only downfall is the yardage circles on the BDC. At 400 yards, an antelope seemed smaller than the dang circle! I have a friend who has a Leupold VX-III with the B&C reticle and it is a much better setup. I've been happy with the Nikon and the optics are great but I prefer crosshairs over circles. Personal preference but it worked for me this year so I can't complain!

Here's some pics of animals taken this year with the BDC Nikon:



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Old 10-14-2006, 03:19 PM
 
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Re: Burris Ballistic Plex vs. Nikon BDC

wile,
thats what I was afraid of with the BDC reticle. I would much prefer the hash mark type. I will keep looking and see what I can find.

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