Burris or Nikkon?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Lazerus, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Lazerus

    Lazerus Active Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Just had a 6.5 284 Norma built, I have settled on a 4.5-14 scope power and am thinking about a Burris full field 2 or a Nikkon Buckmasters. Keton industries will build me target turrets for both of these scopes..Anybody have an opinnon on which one might be better?
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    What is your price target?

    Neither one of those scopes inspires me at all. They're "budget" scopes that give "budget" performance.

    In optics you really do get what you pay for. If those are the only two scopes you'd consider I'd take the Burris first but not by much.
  3. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2011
    I have two Burris Fullfield E1 scopes (2-7x35, 3-9x40). For their price point the optics are above average - the glare is surprisingly low. The turrets are accurate. These scopes have good reputation for durability. They are lightweight, so I use good rings and lap them to avoid stressing the scope.

    These are not LR scopes, though. I have the 2-7X on a lever gun (my woods rifle) and the 3-9X on An AR coyote rifle. I like the E1 reticle for short- medium range hunting.

    I haven't shot with the 4.5-14x42, but my quick inspection at the SHOT Show suggests the optics are again above average for their price point. Personally, I would not go with the either the ballistic plex or E1 reticle, but rather a good mildot.

    The vertical elevation adjustment is only 40 IPHY. I would recommend you consider the E1 reticle, and use the lowest crosshair (for 500 yds) to aim when dialing for longer range shots. That will buy you another 10 MOA of elevation, so it will be like having 60 IPHY of total adjustment. The E1 reticle will give you something for windage holdoff.

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    From your choices, I'd go with the Burris. I have an older FFII in 4.5-14x44 with BP reticle atop my .338 Win Mag pushing .225gr NABs ... scope is holding very well.