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HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

 
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:22 PM
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HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

Hello Fellas, and thanks for your time. I have been struggling through all the info on scopes and am on the fence between Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX-3. I have found a GREAT deal on a Leupold so price difference is inconsequential... but i cannot find any dealers in my area that offer both to get a head to head comparison.



Does anyone know if either optics are better, ie. brighter in low light, less fuzzy, etc.?



Features appear to be identical- site focus, finger adjustable win/elevation etc. But it is hard to get all the Burris specs as their website is FAR INFERIOR to Leupold's... and while I know that it means nothing I hope it is not indicative of their "technical Savvy"



Anyway, your comments would be greatly apreciated!
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:47 PM
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Re: HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

Welcome to LRH first off!!
A lot of folks here prefer leopy's and they are good optics that carry a good warranty.
You still need to do a head to head comparison because each persons eyes are not the same.
I was going to buy a leopy once but "to my eyes" after comparing it and other brands in the same general price range found it "not as clear to my eyes" but thats just me.
They still are great optics either way but "I" prefer the Burris Black Diamond over them. ( bet you know how I voted now [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img])
I don't think you will go wrong with either!
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:10 PM
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Re: HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

Hello, and thank you!!! I was really happy to have stumbled onto this site. All the others I have seen were heavily moderated for bias to the owner's products.
After surfing through some posts I think you all have a great thing going!
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:55 AM
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Re: HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

Welcome to LRH. You are right, this site is a great thing. Stick around and read some of the old posts. The impossible will become possible. I credit this site and it's members for all my knowledge of long range shooting.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:57 AM
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Re: HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

I own a Pentax Lightseeker 30 which is supposed to be a BD clone for the most part. The big issue I have with the scope is the really stupid turrents. 7.5min per revolution. Which rocket scientist came up with that?

Overall, optics are very good, not fantastic but I can see mirage in this scope I can't in any other. Kind of neat and really helps with doping. So far, mechanicals are fine but those knobs drive me nuts.

This is a big scope so size and weight must not be an issue.

Others to consider are the Nikon tactical and Monarch, Elite 4200 if lots of elevation is not important, the new SWFA variable XOTIC (good reviews on this board but have not personally used them), Super Sniper if cost is an issue vs lots of elevation.

For my eyes, Luppy has never been a stand out. Plus the premium they ask for makes other choices more favorable.

Jerry
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:16 PM
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Re: HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:18 PM
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Re: HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3

The Leupold can have a lot of custom reticle work done by PREMIER RETICLES and can be boosted to double the original power if you want. If your looking to buy one with the side parallax it may only adjust down to 75 yards, where as the BURRIS will adjust down to 50 yards. Good luck with your choice!
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