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Location: Ft Walton Beach Florida
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I have been doing a lot of research and I think I am going to buy a Burris
3.5X-10X-50mm Fullfield II LRS scope for my 300 RUM. I think it will be good for elk hunting this year.

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Location: Utah
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The Fullfield II is an excellent scope. I'm 95% sure it can handle a 300 RUM's recoil, but it wouldn't hurt to see what Burris says.

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Location: Nova Scotia
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I think the burris is a fine choice and should handle the recoil. I put the Leupold VX-II on my 300 rum because of the longer eye relief. Make sure the Burris has generous eye relief because I have heard horror stories about getting recoil kissed by the RUM.

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If in doubt, pay a little more and get one of the burris scopes with posi-lock. The posi-lock was specifically designed for high recoil/jarring cartridges, it is additional set of screws/springs that locks down the reticle after sighted in.

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Location: Ft Walton Beach Florida
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I think I will definitly have to get one with posi lock. It never hurts to have a little extra assurance.

Location: Minnesota,
Joined: 08/28/2004
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hey chester, you ever have any problems with the leupold?One of my lenses has a smear on it.I tried to clean with a soft cloth and windex it didnt come off tried contacting leupold never replied. Seems to work fine, I just don't like the smear on it

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Location: Utah
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Special wipes for cleaning eye glasses also works fine, Leupold sells their own brand of scope lense cleaners that is the same for glasses with a different label on it.

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Location: Nova Scotia
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Milliondollar, just as 147 grain said, any top quality eye care cleaner will work. Also, I have a friend who has the same scope and he had a smear on his but it was on an inside lens surface. Not a problem that Leupold can't fix but a pain in the @$$. I have several Leupolds (Vari-x iii)and can see them going downhill a bit in quality control but I trust them with my life as I have never had one fail me. Until they let me down I will continue to use them.

Location: Minnesota,
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I like the scope I've had it on the same gun (rem 30-06) for at least ten years and it's still right on.My friend got a new Nikon last year ,when looking thru it it seems more brighter in low light

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The Nikons are brighter for sure but I trust the leupold to go through the war and back and the jury is still out on the nikon (for me atleast). Your Leupold (being 10+ yrs old) is likely the older Vari-x ii and not the newer VX-II but send it to Leupold on the off-season to have it redone. They may just switch it out for you and you would get the upgraded VX-II. Thumbs up Think

Location: Minnesota,
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I like the leupold I bought because my buddy suggested it . He said it dosen't come with lens covers because the warrenty was the best in the biz.

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