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Old October 8, 2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Scope suggestions

For the past few years I’ve been putting the Burris FFII 4.5X14X42mm scope on my rifles. Since the E1 version of the FFII was launched this year, the standard FFII price has increased. I used to be able to find the FFII 4.5X14X42 for about $250, now it’s $299+. My guess is that Burris is wanting to move their customers over to the E1 and phase out the standard FFII. My problem is that I don’t care for the E1. I’m not a fan of the floating reticle and I don’t like the large silk screen printing of the brand name and model. My question is, what brand(s) are comparable to the Burris FFII in clarity, quality and cost? I'd like to stay in the power range of 4-14 or so and I prefer not to go above $300 if possible. What are your suggestions?
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Old October 8, 2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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If you can find one, take a look at, and do a bit of research on the Redfield Revolution 4-12x40mm. Made in Oregon by Leupold, they MSRP for over $300 but usually can be found for around $250... and I think there's a factory rebate on them right now as well.

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Old October 8, 2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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Creeper, I just mounted one on my friend's 7mm mag and sighted it in this past Sat. While the glass was pretty clear, I wasn't overly impressed with with the scope as a whole. I also sighted in a Burris E1 along with it and it seems the 2mm difference of the objective was favorable.
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Old October 8, 2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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I'm a known, admitted and unrepentant "scope snob", so I'm not overly impressed with either scope... just tossing out something I'm familiar with that fits your price/quality needs.

Best of luck finding what you're looking for. (Pun intended )

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Old October 8, 2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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No experience with it myself, but you might check out the Sightron Big Sky at SWFA.
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Old October 9, 2012, 02:52 PM   #6
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As SSA covered . Give Sightron scopes a good look. They make a very well guarded scope and havea afordable low priced and mid priced line.
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Old October 9, 2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Might want to consider this Weaver Grand Slam.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm...7&src=exrbSrch
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Old October 9, 2012, 09:16 PM   #8
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A Weaver Classic V16 4-16x42 is about on par with the Fullfield II and Natchez has them on sale for $250-300 depending on reticle choice. They also have the Weaver Grand Slam 4.5-14x40 (a better scope) on sale for $300-400 depending on reticle choice. The even better Super Slam 3-15x42 starts at $500.
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Old October 10, 2012, 11:34 PM   #9
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Vortex diamondback line fits your description vortexoptics.com
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Old October 11, 2012, 05:51 AM   #10
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Yep that Diamondback is heads and tails better than all mentioned so far, just my buck fitty.
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Old October 11, 2012, 07:21 AM   #11
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Scope

I bought one of the new Redfield Revenge 3x9 42mm scopes (owned by Leupold and made in the Philippines). I really like the scope, especially the Turrets. Has the same warranty as all Leupold products and I believe mine has better optics than the VXII's that I have. I doubt Leupold built a new factory in the Philippines so I suspect someone there makes them to Leupold specs. I know Nikon is there so perhaps they make them. I know of nothing better for the price. The Turrets work "crisply" by hand and mine are very precise.
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Old October 11, 2012, 04:57 PM   #12
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Check Natchez. They have the Bushnell Elite 3-9x40 scopes on sale for 199, plus there is a mail-in rebate for $75. Elites are great scopes.
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Old October 11, 2012, 10:52 PM   #13
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When the Fullfields went overseas, I lost interest in the model. My example is a made in USA version and no complaints.
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Old October 12, 2012, 07:19 AM   #14
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Natchez also has the Nitrex TR One scopes. I put the 3x9x42 on my Marlin XL7 and couldn't be happier with the rifle or the scope. Can't believe the quality for the money.
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