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Title: Burris Scopes
Post by: FinsnFur on October 28, 2008, 08:31:11 PM

Your reviews?
Title: Re: Burris Scopes
Post by: KySongDog on October 29, 2008, 07:08:48 AM
I have a Burris Fullfield II 3x9x40mm on my .243 and really like this scope.  The optics are very bright and good in low light.  It has the Ballistic Plex reticle which lets you hold over at a given distance.  I rarely shoot that far but its nice to know its there if needed. 

So far I am very pleased with this scope.
Title: Re: Burris Scopes
Post by: Hawks Feather on October 29, 2008, 08:43:02 AM
I have several of the Burris scopes with most of them being in the 6-24 or 8-32 power range, including the 8-32 rimfire.  I also have several of the 2-7.  The higher powers are on my varmint guns and the lower are on a couple of .22s  They have nice clear glass on them and Burris has been more than willing (I think it cost $15) to change the parallax if needed.  I had the 2-7s changed since I don't normally shoot at the 100 yard range that the parallax is set for on the scope. 

The higher power scopes are something that I personally like, but when I am shooting varmints in this area it is normally groundhogs AND I am not shooting off hand.  If I were only shooting off hand  they would have to be set on either the 6 or 8 since there is not a lower power.  If you want to see how steady you are just crank a higher power scope up to 24 or 32 and stand there looking through it.  You tend to try to "move" the scope back on target like you do with a lower power scope, but rather than making a slight move it looks like someone slapped the side of your gun.  But, if you are on sticks, a bipod, or a bench the higher powers are not a problem - at least not for me.  another thing that bothers some shooters with higher power scopes is the inability to have much field of view.  (Obviously, the greater the distance the easier it is.)  If the target is not running (groundhogs don't take off like coyotes) and my paper target do tend to stay where I tack them, it is easy to locate the target - even at the higher powers.  If it were a fox or coyote that is moving in cover it would be next to impossible for me to even acquire the target.  Having said that, I would encourage a person to shoot someone else's rifle with a 6-24 or 8-32 before buying one.  They are not for everyone.

Title: Re: Burris Scopes
Post by: BigB on October 29, 2008, 09:25:52 AM

I have a Burris Fullfield II Matte 3-9x40 installed on my two rifles that I own - 22-250 and .270.  I've had the .270 up in Quebec for caribou at -10 degF and had no problems with it.  The 22-250 performs great in all conditions with that scope.  You can't beat the Burris scope quality for the price.  I have quit looking for another scope for my next rifle, because the next scope I will get will be a Burris scope.

Title: Re: Burris Scopes
Post by: FOsteology on October 29, 2008, 04:30:23 PM
I've run several Fullfield II scopes as well as a couple Signature Safari LRS scopes. I found them to be a decent scope and a good buy at their price point. However, their eye relief was shorter than advertised and I didn't particularly care for moving the whole eyepiece to adjust the power setting. I didn't care for the LRS feature as there's only two settings.

I do however like their 3P#4 reticle.
Title: Re: Burris Scopes
Post by: Mallardsr on November 02, 2008, 06:34:02 PM
I like the Fullfield II 3x9x40 w/ ballistiplex reticle. I have two, one on a Browning 270 wsm bolt and another on a Browning .243 stalker. The one on the .243 has had considerable use and has held up well. No complaints with this particular Burris scope. RP
Title: Re: Burris Scopes
Post by: msmith on December 22, 2008, 07:56:52 AM
I have a Burris FFII with ballistiplex on my AR. Good scope with good clarity and has held up well to some occasional falls. The only thing I do not like, and Burris may have rectified this by now, is the eye relief. The eye relief changes from 3x to 9x. I have missed shots on groundhogs, after changing power, trying to get things lined up. For some, this may not be a problem, but I find it annoying and will eventually change it out for a Leupold. Otherwise it's a quality scope for the $$$.