Re: Burris Scope Question
I've always had great success with Burris as a hunter. I have a 3-9 Fulfield on my .243 deer rifle and the 4.5-14 version on my old 300WM elk rifle. I've killed many, many elk and deer looking through a Burris scope. If not having a $1000+ scope means you can't bag your game, you've got bigger problems.
I also went with Burris because they are a Colorado company with great customer service. I used to work at a gun shop in Littleton, CO and all the old timers, including Corky the owner said the same thing.
I'd run the 4.5-14 if it were me, you won't notice 1.5x at the low end, but adding 5x at the higher magnification surely can't hurt.
But that's just my non-snob opinion.