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Old 04-28-2003, 04:13 PM
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Burris BD side focus

Hello All.. now that these are out, I am wondering if anybody has used one yet, and has any comments. I am considering downgrading from my NF NXS 8-32 because I don't do any shooting beyond 400 yds (so far anyway).
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Old 04-30-2003, 06:42 AM
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Re: Burris BD side focus

I had the chance to see them at this year's Shot Show in Orlando, FL. I thought they looked good and didn't seem as heavy as the previous front focus design. Also now that they are side focus the front bell is not as large and I think one could use shorter rings to mount them with.

The side focus knob is small - not like a Night Force or similar designs. That's + and -. All this said, I almost wished I would have waited on the new design. I bought a 8x32 BD last year and it IS big and heavy. The new design seems less so.
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Old 04-30-2003, 08:12 PM
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Re: Burris BD side focus

I would like to hear more from owners of the Black Diamond Side focus series too. I bought an NXS because my NF Benchrest series did not have side focus but IMHO it is not near the scope. Any more Black Diamond owners out there?
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Old 05-01-2003, 12:31 PM
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Re: Burris BD side focus

Me too, more reviews please. I am considering selling my 6-24x50 Black Diamond with Ballistic Mil-dot, for the new side-focus model. Is it worth the extra money? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 05-01-2003, 01:21 PM
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Re: Burris BD side focus

OK, OK, I got both of my Burris catalogs here, 2002 and 2003, The 2003 SF model is 3.9oz. lighter than 2002, the bell is 2mm smaller on SF model, 58mm vs.60mm , and new model is 1.1" shorter, other then that the internals remain, the same outstanding optics etc. You'll still need high rings for rifles like 700 long/short action and Winchester rifles. Larry at Burris will be glad to answer any other questions at 1-888-228-7747. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Jay
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:51 PM
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Re: Burris BD side focus

Jay,

You only need high rings for the standard Leupold mount. I used the Leupold QRW base & PRW rings with my 8-32x50 BD on my PSS 308, only Medium PRW rings are required. Just FYI.
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:38 PM
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Re: Burris BD side focus

O.K. selling Burris Blackdiamond 6-24x50 with Ballastic Mil-dot Burris #200932, put it on ebay, here is the link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=31714 [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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