Burris vs Celestron?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bwaites, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    I think I have narrowed down my choices for a spotting scope.

    These are the contenders:

    Burriss 20x60/80mm---http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-20x-60x-80mm-landmark-spotter.html

    Celestron 20x60/80---http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-ultima-80-straight-spotting-scope.html

    Celestron 20x60/100---http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-ultima-100-spotting-scope.html

    I MIGHT step up and buy the ED version of the Celestron 222x66/100---http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-ultima-100ed-spotting-scope.html

    However, I am unsure if the ED lenses warrant doubling my outlay, and several reviews I have read, although they are 1-2 years old, mention that the Celestron might have some Quality Control issues.

    Thoughts?

    Bill
     
  2. SamSpade

    SamSpade Well-Known Member

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    I have Celestron Ultima 80 and love it. I haven't read any comments about quality control issues. A friend at the range has the Burris 20-60 and it doesn't come close to the Celestron in performance.
     

  3. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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  4. ericstokes250

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  5. Stainless

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    Said it before. Say it again. Celestron Ultima 80.

    Strong Glass
    Straight Body
    Awesome Value
    300 win mag holes at 500 yds
    $165 delivered
     
  6. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    Celestron Ultima 80

    Celestron Ultima 80, all the way
     
  7. opticsbestbuy

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    High Power Spotting Scope

    If you need high power and enormous light gathering - check out Yukon 6-100x100 Spotting Scope with 100mm lens and magnifications ranging from 6x to 100x.
     
  8. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the YUKON and it is an interesting option. Will you guarantee it if I am unhappy and return my money?

    Bill
     
  9. opticsbestbuy

    opticsbestbuy Member

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    Actually, we have a 30 day exchange or return policy to keep customers satisfied.
     
  10. AlexBaldwin07

    AlexBaldwin07 Active Member

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    My friend has one and speaks highly of it. I like how it looked in variety of light situations also resolution is pretty sharp. It pretty lightweight and when it rained it held up really well.
     
  11. SamSpade

    SamSpade Well-Known Member

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    I had the Yukon and it isn't to bad of a spotting scope clarity wise. I though it was bulky and fragile looking. I ended up selling it and bought a Celestron 80 for a $140 less and like it more.
     
  12. ericcrayon

    ericcrayon New Member

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    I have Nikon P-223 BDC 600 Riflescope and I love it . I bought this to put on my Stag Model 6 AR with a 24" bull barrel. I wanted a scope that would allow me to shoot out to 600yrds or so. The glass is outstanding for the price. Zeroing the scope was easy, and the adjustments seem to track accurately, and easily return to their previous setting. I haven't gotten it out beyond 150 yards, but have shot many times and it's always been on zero.

    I was having trouble deciding between the Rapid Action Turret that allows you to just turn the top turret to your yardage (rather than clicks, or mil's, you set it on 200yrds,300yrds, etc), and aim with crosshairs right on the target, or the BDC reticle with the dots to show your holdover for a given range. With the M223 you have to choose. I discovered the P223 has both systems in one scope. You can use the BDC if you want to holdover, such as if you are competing and need to shoot from 100 to 600 yrds rapidly and don't want to fiddle with the scopes turrets. Or you can use the turret if you prefer, and you will be able to use the crosshairs as normal with no holdover. Granted, the M223 has higher quality glass, but for my needs the cheaper price, acceptable glass, and both systems built into one convinced me to buy this scope.
     
  13. Bman940

    Bman940 Well-Known Member

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    Eric, You are dead on with your comment's. Nikon's P-223 scope's give you a lot of quality for a great price. I have used everyone of them on all manner of AR's and in many different situation's. From carbine competition's, steel shoot's and hog hunting, not one complaint. Definitely worth checking out.

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