Re: BURRIS DISAPPOINTMENTS
<font color="blue">In all honesty, I would never buy a Simmons scope – I know they have their niche, but a Simmons is not what I would be looking for.
I do not wear glasses when shooting with a scope, and my Nikon scope focuses beautiful - I know nothing about lens grinding specifications.
For a long time I have heard a few people talk of Burris’ quality, so I chose to ‘try’ this Burris scope to answer the questions for my self – I do not like hearsay because it is most always ‘relative’. A shooter that thinks a 3” group at a hundred yards is fine for the deer or elk he is after might be completely happy with a Simmons scope, and never even realize that he has a 1” rifle that shoots 3” groups because of the cheap scope he has on it. I built my rifle for 1000-yard potential, and I tried the Burris XTR to satisfy my curiosity -- I would not buy another XTR based on my experience with this scope.
As you might know from other posts, I had some bad luck with a Leupold scope, and am finding it hard to ‘have faith’ in a new Leupold because of that experience. If you want to shoot well and you have a ‘lingering’ doubt about one component of your equipment, no amount of “free repairs” will put that doubt to rest.
As much as I want a quality scope I am not prepared to spend $1,500-$2,000+ for a scope – I am not a competitive Bench Rest shooter, or a millionaire.
I may have to give-in a try a Leupold again, but I will be the ‘customer-from-hell’ if their scope starts shooting 2-groups like my last one did, and my best friend’s Leupold did.
To be continued…