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Old 06-30-2014, 09:40 AM
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Re: Burris Eliminator III Scope Review

I am glad my review was helpful, but honeslty the scope sells itself. If someone is willing to give it an honest test, they will want to own the scope. I have taken many coyotes with the scope that I know I would not have taken with other gun/scope combinations. In Eastern NC, you might be on a big field calling, but the yotes might skirt around behind a ditch line or hedgerow, giving you seconds to range, dope and make the shot. With the E-3, it is aim, press and shoot....go pick up the dead yote.

Good shooting my friends.

Roger
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:39 PM
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Re: Burris Eliminator III Scope Review

I just got the rifle together and hope to get to the range within a week. I can't wait to try this tool out. Thanks again for the review
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:36 AM
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Re: Burris Eliminator III Scope Review

I am still reading hunting laws, but so far, at least in ID and AK, it appears that scopes like this (and even very simple ones with just illuminators) are not allowed.

The way I am interpreting the rules, if you have a separate hand held laser rangefinder, that is ok, but if it is mounted on the rifle, it isn't.

Maybe some others can help clarify this area for me.

Thanks
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:11 PM
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Re: Burris Eliminator III Scope Review

Looking at Idaho laws and it only states it is illegal to hunt:

*Any wildlife species with the aid of artificial light, except predatory and unprotected wildlife, see page 99.

*With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated on, the firearm or scope; except scopes containing battery powered or tritium lighted reticles are allowed.

I am not a lawyer or legal expert but to this mechanical engineers reasoning the above does not say you cannot use the Burris scope. All the range finder does is provide the range and the scopes lighted reticle provides the correct holding point. Windage is only provided by user input at the time of setting up the bullet ballistics. The laser is not classified as "artificial light", the human eye or the animal eye cannot see the laser beam. When night hunting I use artificial light, I.e. "spot light" for pig hunting. Spotlighting game animals has always been illegal at least where I live.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:20 PM
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Re: Burris Eliminator III Scope Review

"With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated on, the firearm or scope; except scopes containing battery powered or tritium lighted reticles are allowed."

To me thats saying that the Burris Eliminator is illegal,

Illuminated reticles are fine, so an Acog or an Aimpoint or any other illuminated reticle would be legal in states that allow it.
However the Eliminator doesnt just have an illuminated reticle it has a laser rangefinder, and with the Eliminator III an angle indicator and a ballistic computer.
And technically the laser rangefinder is an artificial light source, its out of the visible spectrum for humans but it is still a light source attached to or incorporated on the rifle or scope.

Handheld rangefinders are legal to use, but If you strapped one to your rifle it would become illegal.


This is an interesting legal question, the laws are not clear on this because they were written before technology like this was available to hunters.

If you want to use the Eliminator for hunting and are unsure of the legality I would ask a Game Warden about it, and if you do get the "green light" to use it, I would ask for that in writing that way you can show it to any other Game Warden and avoid a Citation
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:01 PM
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Re: Burris Eliminator III Scope Review

Good thing I'm only going to Colorado. I have seen this scope used on various hunting programs but I'll have to pay attention from now on as to where they use it. That doesn't mean it's OK just because they used it but it would be a little more comforting. As stated it would be best to check with the state before you hunt with this product.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:39 PM
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Re: Burris Eliminator III Scope Review

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Originally Posted by 2footroper View Post
Good thing I'm only going to Colorado. I have seen this scope used on various hunting programs but I'll have to pay attention from now on as to where they use it. That doesn't mean it's OK just because they used it but it would be a little more comforting. As stated it would be best to check with the state before you hunt with this product.
I think Burris should have interest in this thread. After all they are selling the scopes. I still believe the laws as written are dealing with spot and flashlight attachments to the weapon. I may be wrong but one thing I will say is- I will use the Eliminator III no matter what some game commission says. If it is isn't allowed I will just find a friendly state to spend my money.
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