I have to admit I was very skeptical about how well the Burris Eliminator III scope would function. But my skepticism was quickly replaced by amazement. From 100 yards to 1166 yards, the scope, laser and trajectory of the bullet were mapped precisely, and in a fraction of the time it takes to range, dope and shoot my regular guns. Read More...
I own the Eliminator III and it is a great scope. Side by side comparison with my S&B 4x16 PH is just like I thought it would be, S&B hands down better glass but we all knew how that would turn out. It does have better clarity that my 4.5X 30 Bushnell Elite set at 16 power. After sighting in at 100 yards I mover to 750 yards. I was shooting a 16"x18" steel gong with a spray painted black 4" diameter bulls eye. First 3 rounds hit in a 4" group just left of the bull and I believe this was due to spin drift. I have wind flags all the way to the 750 yard line and the morning was very still. I shot the rifle at 750, 600, 500 and 400 yards. Just aim,range and shoot, it is that simple. Burris states the scope red dot aiming point does not change at different power settings. I verified this by shooting at 12, 14 and 16 power settings. You cannot go wrong buying the scope. It is the future in optics. It isn't cheep but what is these days?
BTW- The rifle used has a trued Remington action with a Pac Nor 308 tight bore Palma chambered 4 groove barrel.
While I like the concept for target shooting, I'm not wild about using any of the Eliminator scopes for hunting. Aside from the lack of any way to attach an anti-cant indicator, there is the issue of glare. All of the eliminator scopes that I've seen - and I've seen samples of every model Burris has sold - had poor stray light management. The image contrast was worse than any conventional scope I've seen, except for a few cheap scopes below $100.
The target image that the author published has low contrast, but I don't know what the conditions were (could have been a hazy or foggy day). Can you imagine trying to find a deer in the shadows with low contrast like that?
For anti cant control I ordered a SA zero moa base from extreme hardcore gear. It has a level mounted on the end of the base. It is small but I have no trouble seeing the bubble. I have used the scope for daytime and late evening hog hunting and I have no issues seeing the hogs except in very, Very dim light. With the S&B and my Swarovski Z6 I can shoot about 10 minutes more and game in the bush background is easily seen. It all comes down to what you want to pay for optics. I would say that 75% of my shooting is target shooting but I am not leaving my Burris at home when I hunt. It works just fine for my old man eyes. I am like most hunters, when I see game at long ranges and when I try to remember scope settings, range and wind data my brain has turned to jelly. I love the aim, range and shoot setup.
Well I now own one and I'm waiting for my stock which is getting a camo film dip. It's going on a Savage 111 LRH in 300 Win. Mag. I too am going to mount it on a Tru Level Picatinny Rail Scope Mount Base.