HELP - burris fullfield II or nikon buckmasters ?


October 11, 2008, 03:27 PM
im in the market for a scope and as usual im trying to get the most bang for my hard earned bucks. i can get a 4.5-14X42mm burris fullfield II for $265, a nikon buckmasters 4.5-14X40mm for $245, a buckmasters 6-18X40mm for $280 or the wildcard of the bunch a pentax 4.5-14X42mm for $280. its gonna be topping off my remmy 700 SPS tactical in .308

also has anyone heard of any counterfeited burris or nikons like how leupold has been?

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October 11, 2008, 04:16 PM
I think the Burris and the Pentax are the same scope.

October 11, 2008, 04:19 PM
Please check your messages.

October 11, 2008, 04:40 PM
I would go for the Buckmasters in 6-18x for $280 thats a hell of a deal.

October 11, 2008, 04:43 PM
I vote for Burris, pick em all up and look through them...

October 11, 2008, 05:03 PM
well im having a pretty tough decision, ive been surfing around all morning(about 6 hours now) and am still torn between these choices. whatever decision i make im gonna be saving another 30% off these prices so the 6-18 buckmaster will run me around $190 and the burris will be $175 or so.

October 11, 2008, 08:12 PM
To my eyes the Burris FFII is slightly better glass than the Buckmaster, and I do have both in 3-9 x 40. I think the Buckmaster has slightly less light transmission, which probably doesn't matter much, and the Burris has slightly better coatings.

Just my opnion.

October 11, 2008, 08:19 PM
How bout a 4-12 40AO Monarch UCC for $300?

October 11, 2008, 09:45 PM
I generally find it annoying when someone recommends something entirely different than what's being asked about...but...I'm gonna throw this option into the mix.:D
Though standard Bushnell is widely considered "so-so", their Elite series is very well thought of,( I love both of mine) as it's actually the very highly rated Bausch & Lomb stuff that Bushnell bought out a few years ago. Also, their lifetime warranty is fantastic.(voice of experience)
These guys also have the 5-15x for another $29,both prices beating opticsplanet and SWFA, I believe. Plus, Kevin and Craig are just cool dudes !!
I'd jump on one of these before a bottom-of-the-line Phillipine-built Nikon or Burris.

October 11, 2008, 10:06 PM
i was eyeballing a couple of bushnells as well, a 3200 5-15x50 for $180 and the fixed 10X 3200 for $176. i was considering a 10X as most of my shooting will be at 100 yards with an occasional reach out to 300 yards max.

October 11, 2008, 10:10 PM
The Elite 5-15x50 for $180 is a killer deal! In fact, I want to know where that one is !!! That 10x has no parallax adjustment,so 300 yard shots might be problematic.

October 11, 2008, 10:14 PM
whoops sorry its $280 from ebay but i have a 30% off coupon that i can use on it so itll make it around $200

dagger dog
October 12, 2008, 08:40 AM
Check Natchez if you're interested in the Burris, they run package deals on the 4.5X14X42 coupled with the Burris 12X24X50 spotting scope for $343.95.

The 4.5x14 is a quality scope for the price fully multi coated, and clear to the edges.The ballistic plex reticle is a design that eclipses the mill. dot in usfullness it is a lot easier to calibrate bullet drop and can be dialed in for any ammo ,caliber combo..

October 12, 2008, 10:21 AM
I am happy with my 3-9 Burris FF2 on a prairie dog/coyote rifle. It came in a package deal with some binoculars, which I can no longer seem to find.

That said, for a little bit more I'd consider the IOR line.

October 12, 2008, 10:58 AM
There was some talk a while ago about the Bushnell Elite series being problematic to mount. Don't recall the gist - maybe unorthodox rings or something. Anyone know if that's fact or urban lore ?


October 12, 2008, 11:12 AM
I own three of the Elite series. Two are on BARs, & one's perched atop my ancient M/70. All are mounted with Leupold QR bases/ problem whatever....eye relief is as good as a Nikon first model I have on another BAR.........

While I like the Elites, I'm also drawn to the Burris's it compare relative to brightness, etc.

& On the Nikon issue, that old original product one I have is head and shoulders brighter and more crisp an optic than any of the new stuff I've looked thru.........fully equal to a Zeiss my hunting partner has.

October 12, 2008, 11:16 AM
He appears to be in the <$300 range (4-12 variable or so).
4-14 IOR Scope is what ~$700.

October 12, 2008, 12:29 PM
if the burris has a ballisticplex reticle, I would be all over that, otherwise, the pentax is the best scope here...

October 12, 2008, 01:04 PM
i settled on a bushnell 3200 10X last night, it ran me $175 with the 30% off im gonna be into it for $120. i figured the 10X will be fine with 99% of my shooting paper off the bench at 100 yards, the target knobs and pricepoint were the other deciding factors. it was a long day on the computer yesterday, i started looking at 6 in the morning and finally made my decision at 10:00 at night.

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