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Best Rifle Scope?

What are your thoughts on rifle scope manufactures? I've used weavers for a long time and hear that burris are very nice.

What do you all like to use? Any bad experiences?

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I currently use a bushnell on my .308 it is a 3-9x40mm buckmaster i love that scope it is very crisp and clear. I had a simmons Aetec on the rifle before but it always seemed to be fogged up and wasn't nearly as clear as the bushnell.

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leupold

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I'm a leupold man myself but have read good reports on Bushnell elites, Burris, Zeuss.
I had one bad experience with Kahles. The scope wouldn't keep zero on my 300RUM so I called cust. serv. and they were extremely rude to say the least. I took the scope back to the shop and bought another leupold(VX-II) and have been very happy with the choice. I went with Kahles (instead of Leupold) because I was hearing how Leupold was over-priced and there were better scopes out there. I have 5 Leupold scopes on rifles I own and have never had a single problem with any of them.
What calibre are you putting it on?

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I agree with Leupold as the choice. Quality is top-notch in all areas.

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Zeiss and Swarovski are so much better than Leupold especially during sunrise and sunset. Leupold makes good scopes but they still have quite a climb to do to be at the same level as the Germans.

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I purchased a Burris Fullfield II. It's got a "forever" warranty same as Leupold, but was cheaper.

MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRICE, the Fullfield II has FULLY multi coated lenses, giving it about 95% light transmission. The Leupold VXII (comparable model) is only multi coated on the outside of the lenses, giving it less than 90% transmission. If I'm dropping $200-$270 I demand better than that. My Burris is noticably brighter in low light than my friend's Leupold.

Also, I like how smooth and well designed the rear eyepiece, focus, and zoom is on the Burris. It's done european style, with an integrated piece. It's a much better design than Leupolds. Leupold costs more because they pay A LOT more to advertise, and do pay out on their warranties, but not because they're better!!!

Those are my .02 cents!

Jesse

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I am extremely fond of Zeiss. The clarity is just wonderful.

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I prefer Leupold.

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Leupold works!

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What calibre are you putting it on?

I was just asking to see what people thought. I'm not in the shopping mode right now.

Although I have never owned or used a Zeiss scope, I have used their optics in a lab setting and they are quite nice.

Zeiss (and especially Swarovski) tend to be very expensive though.

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