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Old 07-27-2008, 06:48 PM
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check out the nitrex or intensity line of scopes made by federal/ATK
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:35 PM
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Like the others that have and will post a reply, you have plenty of options in the $300-$400 range. For years, and especially of late, I have struggled to determine the "break" where the quality vs. price optimizes. I think it is about in this range. So whatever you chose, you should be OK. That is the beauty of the scope market for the past 10-15 years or so. Now that some really neat coatings have been developed, there is even more value for your $$$ than 15 years ago or so.

There are certainly fans of this or that manufacturer and scope type ... and no one is wrong. Despite my usual wordiness, the point I try to stress every time on "scope advise' is that you buy the best that you can afford. In my opinion Leupold offers a good value line in the Vari-X II and Vari-X III. I am convinced that there is a quantum leap in very low light performance and contrast between the two and would hold out for the Vari-X III.

I am a big fan of the Zeiss Conquest right now. It is pricier than what appears to be your range, but if you can go Vari-X III you can probably go Conquest. Take a good look through one of these if at all possible.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:46 AM
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what do you guys think about the burris fullfield II?
looks reasonable and has a great warranty
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:19 AM
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Not a bad scope, but not as good as the nikon. I would say it is just a slight bit below the Buckmasters.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:59 PM
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Michael, RELAX, Im not trying to sell this guy anything. Just relaying an opion on what I have seen. My Uncle has had this scope for quite some time and hasnt had any problems with it. The vx-ii that I owned was a great scope as well.

Does it have click reticle adjustments, or does it have Friction reticle adjustments, which are inferior to click adjustments.??
Yes, it does have click adjustments.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:36 PM
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so the buckmaster scope is better than a Leupold VXII or a Burris Fullfield??

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:08 PM
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Having used all of them, IMHO .... YES.

I also have had to use the repair centers for the burris and the nikon, and the Nikon was better for the warranty work. Kept me apprised of the scope the entire time and I got it back first.... they were shipped out at the same time on the same day.


And johnnybravoo77...

Michael, RELAX, Im not trying to sell this guy anything. Just relaying an opion on what I have seen. My Uncle has had this scope for quite some time and hasnt had any problems with it. The vx-ii that I owned was a great scope as well.


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Does it have click reticle adjustments, or does it have Friction reticle adjustments, which are inferior to click adjustments.??

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Yes, it does have click adjustments.



I am relaxed, I apologize if it seemed otherwise....and thanks for the clairification on the vx II ... they did have friction a while back, but I was not sure if thay had been updated.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:21 PM
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sounds like a Bushnell Elite 3200
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:00 AM
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Michael, the vx-i are friction adjust. Some earlier vx-iis may have been friction as well.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:35 PM
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Look through them side-by-side. That is what I did and that is why I bought my Leupold over the Nikon.
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