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HELP - burris fullfield II or nikon buckmasters ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 97guns, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. 97guns

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    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?
     
  2. atblis

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    I think the Burris and the Pentax are the same scope.
     
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    Please check your messages.
     
  4. 308sc

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    I would go for the Buckmasters in 6-18x for $280 thats a hell of a deal.
     
  5. Eyesac

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    I vote for Burris, pick em all up and look through them...
     
  6. 97guns

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    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.
     
  7. browningguy

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    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.
     
  8. atblis

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    How bout a 4-12 40AO Monarch UCC for $300?
     
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    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
    http://www.straightshooters.com/bushnell/elite320041240.html
    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.
     
  10. 97guns

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  12. 97guns

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    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
     
  13. dagger dog

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    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..
     
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    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.
     
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    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 ?

    :confused:
     
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    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/rings.....no 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 product.......how'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.
     
  17. atblis

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    He appears to be in the <$300 range (4-12 variable or so).
    4-14 IOR Scope is what ~$700.
     
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    if the burris has a ballisticplex reticle, I would be all over that, otherwise, the pentax is the best scope here...
     
  19. 97guns

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    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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