View Full Version : Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 scope question.....

October 12, 2008, 12:19 PM
I have been searching for a scope to put on a H&R 45/70 Handi-Rifle. I am looking at the Burris Fullfield II in 3-9x40 because I can get it in a package deal with a free set of Burris binoculars. The only reservation that I have with the Fullfield II scopes is the eye relief that the factory list...3.1 to 3.8 inches. I know that the scope will have 3.8 inches at 3x power and 3.1 inches at 9x power. Is 3.1 inches at 9x power a little too short considering the recoil that a 45/70 can generate, especially in the Hand-Rifle? I looked at the Nikon Prostaff and Leupold Vari-X I for comparison and both companies list a eye relief of 3.6 inches. Does that mean that the Nikon and Leupold maintain the same eye relief throughout the entire magnification range or are they only listing the eye relief at the lowest power setiing..i.e. 3x power? Any comments back will be appreciated. I need to get a move on so that I can purchase the scope and get it mounted before deer season. Since I live in Mississippi, I will be using the Handi-Rifle during muzzleloader season this year.

October 15, 2008, 03:53 PM
I have a bushnell elite 4200 with 3.2 inches of continuous eye relief on a 338 win mag. I was afraid of getting scope eye with this, but have not come anywhere close to hit by the scope. Also, i have a fullfield and it is a good scope. It has a soft edge at the end of the ocular lens so that is also a plus if you do get whacked. In addition, the Leupold scopes I own have a varying eye relief from about 3.3 at full power to about 4.5 at lowest setting. It would be a lot more painfull getting whacked by the hard edge of a Leupy than that of the Burris.