1st time out w/my Burris Eliminator III to 1K

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Ernie, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Update on my 6.5x47L
    I wasn't able to sight in my scope yet as I have a 30mm pic rail/base.
    The Burris Eliminator III is not designed with a lot of internal MOA adjustment since the purpose of the scope is to use the technology for distance.
    I put in their shim/lift kit which came in on Friday and bore sighted it easily.
    Today I went the range and zeroed it at 100 yards as per the instructions.
    I had already programmed it for my drop and BC.
    It was easy to be exact on my 100 yard zero with the 1/8 MOA clicks on the turrets which you can zero like one would a target turret.
    A friend from church who was with me helped me set up a steel target at 750 yards.
    Actually we set it up at 749 but it was close enough for what I wanted.
    Shooting of off a Harris bi-pod and my small Holland field bag.
    Lasered the target and it came up as 749 yards which is the same distance my Leica 1600 LRF gave me.
    Wind was coming from the right and I guesstimated the speed as I checked the correction for a 10 mph FV (upper right part of the scope) and held slightly right and sent it.
    First shot at distance (749 yards) with Eliminator was perfect for drop, but slightly under doped the wind and hit at three O'Clock.
    Best word I can come up with is giddy.
    My friend from church who was watching through my spotting scope could hardly believe his eyes.
    We went and took some pics then took a break as we were shooting to other rifles as well: 7mm STW & a 30-378 Weatherby.
    About an hour later, Tracy shot from 400-1000 yards with first shot connections each time with my 6.5-47L.
    Bright sunshine and mirage was now in play.
    He said it was so easy it made him feel like he was cheating.
    Since once you laser the target, everything you need to make the shot is in the optic, but you still have to determine what the wind is doing, but the correction value is right there for you.
    When they say "Range it & Eliminate it!" they weren't kidding.
    Tracy said when he first heard about it, he though it may be more of a gimmick and not practical for field use.
    He doesn't feel that way anymore. I think the scope on his Tikka 300 WSM may be for sale in the future.
    Pics of the target:
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    For those who don't shoot distance much I had Tracy take two pics looking back to the bench, one with no zoom and then the second one with as much zoom this little digital camera has. On the pic that is zoomed the shooting bench is just above the head of the target.
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    I let him shoot the rest of my ammo that I had on hand. He was having a blast, literally.
     
  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty awesome.
    Im fond of my old Burris FF-II's with the b-plex reticle. I thought the Eliminator was strictly a illuminated reticle version of the same thing, but with a rangefinder built in. I had no idea it had windage correction too.
    Very cool. Thanks for sharing
     
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  3. Browninglover1

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    The Eliminator III's look awesome! When you consider you're getting an all in one unit, the $1500 price tag isn't quite so hard to swallow. I'm glad this new version will give holdover points out to 1200 with the faster cartridges shooting high BC bullets.
     
  4. Ernie

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    Closer pic of the Elim:
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  5. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Ernie,

    Do you really range by pushing the button by the objective on the left side of the scope or is there a remote option like on the old Eliminator?
     
  6. Ernie

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    No remote on this one, but you have ranging button on each side:
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  7. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Do you find it awkward to have to push a button in that location to get a range? This scope would be awesome for coyotes depending on how big the beam divergence is.
     
  8. Ernie

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    Wasn't awkward, but different.
    Haven't tried it from the sitting position yet.
     
  9. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

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    Hey, remember when we use to have to turn dials on our scopes?:D I would like to have one. Can I borrow yours?
     
  10. TikkTokk

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    Did you have to shim the forward scope mount? Looks like you are pushing against the mounting bolt like I had to. It was 10mils too low on my rifle so I had to shim it.
     
  11. Ernie

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    I have a 30 MOA pic base so I got a shim that Burris makes and everything worked great.
     
  12. WildRose

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    Some of us remember when that wasn't even an option... . Just holdover and wing it.
     
  13. Ernie

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    I remember doing that too:D
     
  14. NZ Longranger

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    I'm reviewing one of these for the next issue of the mag at the moment, and killed a deer yesterday with it at 520 yards. I have to say that the new Eliminator III is streets ahead of the original. The optics are way better, it has an adjustable objective, the reticle doesn't have anywhere near as much target obscuring wiring on the edges, and it works on any magnification. The 4-16x is also a much better power range for long range work. It is certainly fast to get into operation, and the ranging button is actually in a good position in my opinion to use with your left hand. The old remote always went flat when you needed it most, so I don't think its a bad thing they've canned it.
    I'll never change from dial up scopes personally, but as a quick way for someone to get into long range, these are pretty amazing. :)