<font color="blue">After being thoroughly frustrated with a Leupold scope -- a 4.5-14 x 40 AO VXIII mounted on a 300WM that started shifting impact and shooting 2-distict groups, and sending it to Leupold TWICE for repairs and them telling me TWICE there was nothing wrong with the scope. I sold it on eBay and figured I would give Burris a try... just so I would know from first-hand experience instead of hearsay and marketing hype.
Purchased a 624 XTR with the understanding from the Tech Support folks at Burris that they WOULD be offering 1/4" adjustments at "some time in the near future" – the scope has 1” elevation adjustments, and 1/2" windage adjustments... which is fine if all you have to do is hit a HumVee at a thousand yards half the time... I have email correspondence from Burris from the last few weeks regarding the availability of 1/4" adjustments and they just today told me that they have decided <u>NOT</u> to offer 1/4” adjustments for this scope, ever.
So for the last few weeks I mounted the scope and gave it a try and here is what I do not like about this scope:
1. The ocular lens (the eye piece) has a lot of play in it -- when you are attempting to adjust the reticle focus (see next paragraph) you can actually see the target shifting when you grasp the eye piece and give it a little wiggle... <u>not good.</u>
2. For the life of me, I can NOT get a crystal clear focus on the reticle... I have other scopes, a Nikon ProStaff in fact, that focuses <u>PERFECTLY,</u> and can look through a friend’s Nightforce and focus the reticle <u>PERFECTLY...</u> so it’s not ‘my eyes’ -- but for some reason that Burris is unwilling to even talk about, you just can NOT get this reticle to focus crystal clear, under <u>any</u> circumstance -- and thereafter, when you get it focused as good as you can, you’d better not move your head even .001” or it will blur completely.
Of course the person that answers the email at Burris immediately jumped to the conclusion that I had never focused a reticle in the last 20-years of my shooting experience and began explaining how I should look at the sky then through the scope then adjust a 1/4 turn at a time bla blab bla…
3. The Parallax adjustment has what I would call a bump in it – when you are rotating the adjustment knob you reach a point of increasing resistance until finally is jumps passed the resistance to become easier to rotate – making any fine adjustment in the area of the ‘bump’ all but futile – Like all good companies today, Burris is NOT interested in hearing these valid observations and just wants to assume there is nothing wrong with their product – their answer is that they are so busy now it might take a long time to get my scope repaired, the implication being that I should just live with it considering the affordable price of the scope….
I guess like everyone else, I’m just going to have to suck-it-up and buy a Nightforce – I am tempted to try the Nikon Tactical but Nikon being an even larger bureaucracy than Burris I am SURE customer service and repair if needed, would take forever.
Saving for a Nightforce. </font>