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Burris Tactical a good scope for the money?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jeff, Feb 5, 2006.

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  1. Jeff

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    I plan on purchasing a Rem 700 LTR .308 within the next 6 months (after I have the money saved up :rolleyes: ). I would like a really rugged piece of glass to sit on top of it. I was looking at the Burris Tactical line of scopes, because Burris has a pretty good reputation and they seem to be pretty ruggedly built. Does anyone have any experience with this scope? Is this scope worth $600+?

    I will be using the rifle for hunting and target shooting (200+ yrds). What would be some other good choices for this rifle for my needs, in the $400-$600 range? Whatever my choice, it will be my first ever high-quality scope.
     
  2. Father Knows Best

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    Burris scopes are excellent values. I have two -- an older Signature 3-9x and a newer (last year) Signature Select 4-16x 44mm. The latter scope has the lighted "ballistic plex" reticle, which I really like. I have it on my PTR-91.
     
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    I'd like to get one too (non-illuminated) to try out except they don't make then up to 20X, which I prefer.
     
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    Got an old Burris 3x LER on my Savage Scout. Bought both used, and wouldn't trade either; the Burris is one of the best scopes I've ever used.
     
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    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=138054

    Like this? But why limit it to 12 power? If BSA can go from 8 to 32, why can't burris go from say 4 to 20? I'd want to put something like that on my bushy AR-15, but do NOT want to be limited to 12X. I LIKE the idea of buying American built optics, cost is NOT a factor, I'll pay for quality!
     
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    The limit isn't 12 power. Burris has variable power scopes up to 32 power. The key is the multiple. BSA makes 8-32x variable scopes (so does Burris). That's a range of 4x (32 is 4 times 8), which is pretty common these days. 4-20x would be a multiple of 5, which is pretty much unhead of. I have a 4-16x Burris, and I know they make 6-24x and 8-32x models, including some very nice 30mm tube models with side focus and other bells and whistles.

    Here's a Burris Xtreme Tactical 6-24x 50mm objective, 30mm tube, side focus model: http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=470551

    The only variable power scope I know of with more than a 4x multiple range is an IOR Valdada tactical scope that is 2-12x (multiple of 6). That's a sweet scope, but it's also more than $1,000.
     
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    But it's not here yet.


    Oh, and 1" per click?! :confused: :mad:
     
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    Don't buy anything with the name BSA on it. Their optics are total crap

    Burris is a high quality operation.

    If your on a budget, look at the weaver or sightron offerings.
     
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    Excellent info, everyone. Thanks.
     
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