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Anyone have trouble with a burris fullfield II with ballistic plex?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by redneck, Apr 2, 2007.

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  1. redneck

    redneck Member

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    I just bought a fullfield II 3-9X40 with ballistic plex reticle along with a set of their 8X32 landmark binoculars.
    So far I'm not at all happy with the scope. Its not mounted on a rifle yet, but looking through it the reticle is blurry and you can't see the ballistic marks at all. I tried changing the focus and even when the image is clear the reticle looks terrible. Anyone have any ideas?
    I'll probably go ahead and pick up some rings and stick it on a rifle, since it doesn't hurt to have a set of 1" rings around anyway, but I doubt that will make a difference.

    The binoculars aren't too bad. I've never really done much with binoculars so I don't have anything to compare them too, and I need to get used to them, but I think they're decent. Seeing as how they were "free" with the scope, I'd have thought the scope would be the better quality item of the two though :banghead:

    I'd appreciate any advice. I want to make sure I'm not missing something simple before I worry about returning it or sending it in for warranty work.
     
  2. redneck

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    Jumped the gun

    All right, I guess the reticle focus is just touchy. I took the scope outside and played with it a little bit more and it came into focus for me. I spoke too soon.
    The scope is very clear and seems pretty bright, will probably do real well in low light conditions. I'll reserve further judgement/complaining for when I have it mounted on a rifle :D
     
  3. ChiBears

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    I had the same reaction with mine.

    They say you can focus it inside against a white colored wall...but, I couldn't get it to focus for me until I took it outside. Now it's clear!...still haven't shot with it yet, though...so, we'll see!
     
  4. hoghunting

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    I've always held my scopes up to the sky to focus the reticle - just don't point it at the sun!

    I have a Burris FFll bplex on a 300 WSM and it has had just a little over 500 rounds fired from it. The scope hasn't had a single problem and is very clear during low light conditions.
     
  5. mstirton

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    I got the 4.5-14x42 from natchez and went with the GPS since I didn't already have one. I saw the same blur inside and it's great outside - the light transmission is great and really makes me appreciate all the rain we've gotten recently in ATX (even though it keeps me from actually shooting).
     
  6. redneck

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    Glad to hear I'm not the only one, and that everybody likes their scope :D

    I made it as far as boresighting mine the other day, but have not had a chance to go shooting yet. The adjustments on it are nice and crisp, and it felt very solid. I don't think I'll have any trouble with it holding zero.
     
  7. BsChoy

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    I love my 3-9 burris....brighter than a Leupold 4.5-14 I had by a long shot and alot clearer
     
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