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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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