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Unread 03-05-2003, 08:12 AM
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Re: Burris Black Diamond

I had a buddy who insisted that since he talked to the Burris engineers on the phone and they told him that their product was better than Leupold, IT MUST be so. So he proceeded to buy a 3-12 BD and a 6-24 BD, without even trying one of my Leupolds. I took him on a PD hunt in Wyoming and he found that the Burris wasn't as clear, and he didn't have enough elevation to make it to the town we were shooting on. He since sold the 6-24 and bought a Leupold LR and is trying to sell the 3-12, but nobody wants it...go figure.. My 1" 6.5-20 had more useable elevation(tapered base on mine) than his 30mm 6-24 BD. I have never cared for the Burris BD line, although I have a 3-9 Compact on my muzzleloader and like it OK...

[ 03-11-2003: Message edited by: Chris Jamison ]
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Unread 03-05-2003, 09:01 AM
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Re: Burris Black Diamond


Have your buddy e-mail me with the price of his 3-12. I already have one and love it. Would definately take another at a good price.

As far as Burris customer service goes, I have only had the opportunity to use the service once. I had screwed up my BD and they fixed it for free, and delivered in about two weeks.


Learn from others mistakes, you won't live long enough to make them all yourself
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Unread 03-26-2003, 10:53 PM
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Re: Burris Black Diamond

I recently bought a Burris 200941 8-32x50 with Ballastic Mil-dot and very happy. So I decided to buy a Burris 200930 6-24x50 both of these are black diamonds. I was not happy with the 6-24, it had black dots in the scope that appeared to be something from the factory. This was a new-in-box scope. I believe Burris has great optical engineering but quality control is not so good. Like a hit & miss. The Ballastic mil-dot is a great reticle, though. I am going to send it back and I love the life time warranty. However, consider this is a new-in-box scope. It just cut my Burris experience in half. New owner should not have to send new scope back to factory to get it right? That's what QA is for? I do love that ballastic mildot reticle and am thinking of getting another black diamond with the side focus. But I also own a few Leupolds and never had this kind of problem with the Lupies. So I am back wondering "black diamond" or "leupold LR".
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