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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 7MilMauser, Nov 3, 2010.
Anybody own a Burris xtr? How good are they? Do they make a good long range hunting optic?
I have a 6x24x50 XTR W/ ballistic mil dot reticle, I like it, I put it on a heavy 22-250 varminter I built for my grand daughter. I like it, but think it's a bit large for a "hunting" rifle, great for varmint's/target work Great glass, repeatable, lots of elevation, but a little shy on windage (for those of you that "dial") would buy another.
I also have a 6- 24x50 with Duplex reticle on my .338 Ultra (MK4 is in the mail), to this date, I have had ablolutely zero problems with this scope, it is quite robust (read heavy) & has sustained the abuse of 300 SMK's without any hiccups. The elevation adjustments are 1 moa which has both pros & cons, if you are looking to dial a long way very quickly this will do the job, the con being the 1moa adjustment doesn't allow for precise dial in at certain ranges where your come-up may be 9-1/2 minutes, or really anything & a half you just simply cannot do; you either have to go under or over by 1/2 moa and hold accordingly which can be a pain at worst. Turrets at this point are repeatable and precise, albeit, my use of this scope has been limited, I only have about 100 rounds through my RUM, I also had it on a DPMS LR-243 which worked very well.
FWIW, I returned my 6x24 to the factory and had 1/8 min. adj. installed, fast and easy to deal with them.
Thanks boys. I like mine too but other guys at the range always question my choice of scopes
once someone has bought into the $1800 and up optic plan, it's damm near impossible to get them to admit they spent a ton of money for no reason.
I'm not saying the night force/us optic/S&B, etc. arn't good, I'm just saying that if I'm not hunting somthing that shoot's back, I don't need the ruggedness of those optics.
The fact is that the $300 - $500 scopes available today are 10-times better than the sniper scopes that were used in Viet Nam, and those guys made some incredible shots, without laser range finders and lighted reticles... so spending $1000+ on a scope that you shoot on Sunday's when it's sunny, is silly, in my humble opinion.
I'm not saying the high priced scopes aren't fantastic scopes, I'm just saying I ain't falling for the marketing hype and I could give a s**t about keeping up with the Jones' -- I ain't paying $1000+ to try to make myself look better than my friends that may not be able to afford $1000+ for a scope.
My personal choice in scopes is Nikon - awesome glass, fair prices, and lifetime warranty.
I had a Burris XTR when they first came out and wasn't very happy with the microscopic exit pupil at full magnification, or the goofy 1-minute adjustments (which they told me before hand would be 1/4-minute) so I sold it.
The Jones' are idiots anyways...
you can get the 6-24x50mm version with 1/4" adjustments. it's a different model number. You don't have to get the 1" adjustments
NO reason you say? Who are you to decide what my reasons should be?
If you want to shoot long range, and spin turrets to get there, then you do need the ruggedness of a NF/USO/S&B/Hensoldt. Attend a long range match, or a Hogan's Alley type match where you face all sorts of obstacles, and you need the ruggedness of NF/USO/S&B/Hensoldt.
Gotta love it when someone takes it upon themselves to decide whether my choices pass general muster.
sorry, I must have touched a nerve there. If you've convinced yourself you need something, by all means get it. I DO shoot long range, frequnetly, and still don't need the $2000.00 scope, BECAUSE, the gongs dont shoot back .
Run a 20 MOA box with your wonder scope and see what you get. You're so entrenched in your "you don't need that if someone isn't shooting back" mantra, you refuse to entertain the truth: A better scope than yours gives that shooter an advantage over you regardless of the course of fire.
I have not "run the test", but I have used my scopes to 1100 yds. plus, and BTW, i have had NF scopes, just don't feel I need them for most of my shooting, as I don't shoot past 1100 yds much anymore. The zeiss and burris xtr are used most, and hensoldt diatal just cause i like it.
All this talk of 100-yard+ plus shots is a lot of hot air...
No disrespect gentlemen, but there are very few people alive that can make 1000-yard first shot kill shots, much less 1000+ yards, and they are usually serious shooters that train almost every day, even when its raining...
Doping the wind is about the hardest thing in the world to do but even a 10-yr old can dope range with a laser range finder. Try doping your ranges with your MilDots without lying and then lets start talking about 'effective ranges'.
Sure it's nice to try, and expensive toys sure do lots for some folks' egos but not much for shooting ability, though I will agree that a Tasco scope wont compare to a NF.
The point is, buy what you want and what works for you, even if it's in your mind :-D
Wow !!! this thing got heated.
I was going to comment that I though Burris scopes were very good and most of all very,very
I only own a scope once that won't track when doing the box test. if it fails it goes, never to
That being said I have quite a few Burris scopes and they all track perfictly. I have lots of other brands and they do to.
The Burris scopes are a very good buy for a low end scope and in some cases the best buy
for it's intended use.
Get what you want and can afford.
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