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Old October 12, 2018, 04:37 PM   #1
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New Burris Fullfield II question

Can someone tell me if the new Burris Fullfield II scopes are just as good today as they were say 10 years ago? I currently have an 8 year old Nikon Pro Staff and considering replacing it with the Burris.
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Old October 12, 2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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It's been about four years now since I replaced an Leupold with the Burris. Seems like the Leupy didn't hold up under the recoil. Leupold repaired it but it's on another rifle now. Burris has been doing fine. It's a 3x9 BTW. Gun writer John Barsness has said good things about the Burris when he posts on another site. I guess I'd put it this way. If I needed another scope I'd certainly consider a Burris.
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Old October 12, 2018, 04:50 PM   #3
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My eyes are getting pretty old. Do you think 3x9 still good for tired eyes as as opposed to 4x12?
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Old October 12, 2018, 05:01 PM   #4
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Bearbuck I suppose it would depend on what and where you were hunting/shooting. For targets I usually opt for the higher power, for deer or other big game I dont find anything over 9 necessary..
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Old October 12, 2018, 05:20 PM   #5
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I have a few 2017 production 2x7s I used in the American Marksman competition. They got beat on pretty hard...8 cities in 9 weeks and about 1K rounds a week. They have had no issues at all and seem to be the same as my older FFIIs.
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Old October 12, 2018, 06:49 PM   #6
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my 72yr old eyes like the 4x10 & 4x12 power scopes the best !!!
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Old October 12, 2018, 06:55 PM   #7
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Bought one less than a year ago. Beat the crud out of it on my Alaska hunt and it’s still dead on. Great scopes.
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Old October 13, 2018, 05:44 AM   #8
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My eyes are getting pretty old. Do you think 3x9 still good for tired eyes as as opposed to 4x12?
A 3X9 scope would be fixed power 3X magnification scope with a 9mm objective. That would be a poor quality scope that would be almost impossible to see through.

A 3-9X scope is a variable power scope ranging from 3X up to 9X Most have a 40mm objective and should be written as 3-9X40. The number or numbers before the "X" is the magnification. The number listed after the "X" is the objective size. A fixed power 4X scope with a 40mm objective is written as 4X40. Same with binoculars. 7X35, 8X40, 10X50 etc.

But I find the Burris FF-II 3-9X40 to be a slightly better scope than the lower priced Leupold scopes. They are my go-to recommendation for a good scope on a tight budget. When you get into the $400+ Leupolds you are getting a little better scope. But I'd not feel handicapped at all hunting with a Burris.

When you go to a 4-12X or more powerful scope expect to pay at least $100 more for the same quality glass. If they are priced the same the 4-12X scope is using lower quality glass to meet a price point. I find that more quality helps see the target much better than more X's. Given the option of spending $100 more for more magnification, or spending $100 more for more quality I've found that a better 3-9X40 scope is sharper and clearer.
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Old October 13, 2018, 10:38 AM   #9
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I like my 3x9x40 very clear and the lifetime warranty is great. Burris makes good stuff
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