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Location: Sunny San Diego
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Leupold or Burris?!?

Please help me - My hunting trip is in 12 days and my Tasco just broke!

I've narrowed down my search to the following two options:

1. Burris Fullfield II, 3x9x40, 3.1 to 3.8 eye relief... $199 (Cabelas.com)

2. Leupold VX II, 3x9x40, 3.7 to 4.7 eye relief... $269 (Cabelas.com)

Please look at Burris website:
http://burrisoptics.com/fullfield.html
It gives a comparison of Burris Vs Leupold. Of course it's bias... But Burris says their scope has 95% light vs 87% of Leupold. I want someone who's had experience with either of these two models. Has anybody had problems? Which do you prefer?

Thanks a million for your quick reply!

Jesse.

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Location: Montana
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Leupold or Burris?!?

both are good.But... I have leupold on all my rifles never a problem. Would never have anything eles. Good luck on your hunt.

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Location: Central Virginia
Joined: 09/10/2003
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Leupold or Burris?!?

I've always used a Leupold (VXII and VXIII). I've never had a single problem. The Burris site compares the VXII, but not the VXIII (which is supposed to let in more light). It costs more, but don't skimp on your optics whichever scope you choose! Your rifle is only as good as the optics you put on it. An $800 rifle + a $40 scope = a $40 setup.

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Location: Sunny San Diego
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Leupold or Burris?!?

Thanks 1975fj40!

Unfortunately, there's NO WAY I can afford a VXIII. If you had to choose between a VXII or the Burris... what would you do?

Jesse

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Location: Central Virginia
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VXII.

Good Luck on your hunt. Mine starts Wed (Virgina turkey, bear, and deer).

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Location: Montana
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Leupold VXII

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Location: Alabama
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Leupold all the way!!!

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Location: wisconsin
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leupold VII. they stand behind any problem if one should happen.

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Location: VIRGINIA
Joined: 09/24/2003
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1975fj40 You leaving Arizona to come hunting in Virginia?

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Location: Central Virginia
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Yeah VAYoungBuck. I leave the mountains of northern AZ to come to the hardwoods of VA tomorrow morning. My Dad and I have had a cabin there for about 20 years and I've hunted there almost every year since I was 14. I'll be over in Highland County, adjacent to the GW National Forest.
I'm looking to lay down a turkey, a couple of deer (blackpowder), and a bear in the 10 days I'll be hunting. I hear that there is a really nice acorn crop there this year. This should keep the nice buck in the mts and out of the fields along the roads where road-hunters can get a crack at them.

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Location: VIRGINIA
Joined: 09/24/2003
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Leupold or Burris?!?

I hunt in Highland all the time. Me and my dad lease land in Highland right on the West Virginia-Virginia border. I live only about an hour away from there. There is a great acorn crop this year. I've got 2 deer so far this year; a doe with my bow and muzzeloader season came in over in eastern VA Saturday and I got a nice 6 pointer. Maybe I'll see ya around in Highland in the next couple weeks. Let me know how you did.

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