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Scope advice

I have been looking for a while now at different scopes. I have looked at the Burris Fullfield II, The Nikon Prostaff, A Leupold and A Redfield. All scopes are in the samr appr. price range. What I want is some people that use or that have used these scopes to please give PROs and CONs on their likes and dislikes. I know it is up to me to make the decision on the scope but maybe you are  able to point out something that i have overlooked. Thanks for your time::confused2

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If it was me I would look

If it was me I would look real hard at the Leupold and the Burris.  The Nikon are good scopes but I know of a couple of hunters that have had problems with theirs.  Nikon keeps fixing them but that doesn't do you any good when you are out in the mountains and have problems.  I have Leupold VX III on my rifles and have had zero problems with them and I have Burris on two of my pistoles with no problems what so ever.  The Redfields from what I have heard are now being built by Leupold but haven't heard anything else.  The Redfields of 30 years ago were some great scopes. 

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Me personally I would go with

Me personally I would go with the Burris.  I have 3 Full Fields and 1 Signature Slect and they are all great and made in my hometown.

I have the Signature Sel. on my .338WM and in 3 years it have never needed adjusted as I bought it with the Posi-Loc, I also suggest that option.

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I live where Burris is made

I live where Burris is made in Colorado. Redfield is a division of Leupold. I like both scopes alot! What else do you suggest with the same quality as Burris, Leupold, Redfield? Heavy C, a friend of mine has told of the customer service that Burris has given him with a couple of their products. That is REALLY weighing heavy on my choice. Does anybody else have any GREAT customer service stories that they would like to share with me? Either good or bad concerning of the scope brands listed above.

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I haven't heard of any bad

I haven't heard of any bad customer service on any of the scopes mentioned.  I presume that the Redfield's customer service will be as good as  the Leupold.  I even know that Tasco has great customer service since a friend sent them back 9 scopes before they finaly got his problem taken car of.  He took way more time with them than I would of. 

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SCOPE ADVICE

AS FOR MY PERSONAL USE, I HAVE USUALLY HAD

GOOD LUCK WITH LEUPOLD SCOPES.  MY FAVORITE

IS THE VX-II 2-7X. MY SHOTS ARE NEARLY ALWAYS

WITHIN 250 YARDS, MY SELF-IMPOSED MAXIMUM.

IF I WERE GOING TO SHOOT AT LONGER RANGES

I WOULD PROBABLY GO WITH A LEUPOLD VX-II  3-9X-40.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE NEW REDFIELD IS A GOOD SCOPE, TOO.

THESE ARE MY PERSONAL CHOICES, FOR HUNTING, NOT LONG-RANGE

TARGET SHOOTING.  I HAVE BEEN HUNTING FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS

GOOD LUCK.

P.S.- WARRANTIES DON'T MEAN MUCH IF YOU ARE IN THE FIELD ON

A HUNTING TRIP, KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

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I personally prefer Leupold

I personally prefer Leupold scopes  and their customer service is GREAT! Since Leupold now owns and makes the Redfield, I have bought two 3-9X scopes and am very impressed with them. I had several bad experiences with the old Redfields. I have also owned the Nikon Pro Staff scope and think it is a good buy for the money. I have limited experience owning Burris scopes but had no problems with the ones I have owned.

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One objective measure is to

One objective measure is to test eye-relief.  In my experience the Leupold's tend to have a bit longer eye relief than either Burris and Nikon, when comparing the exact same power, tube diameter, and objective size.

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Dollar for dollar, i'd go

Dollar for dollar, i'd go with the Burris Fullfield II.  I have several of these scopes and they are great optics.  I think they're just as good, perhaps better, than the Leupold VXII. Shop around and you can find some great deals on the Fullfield II scopes.

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I have several Leupolds and

I have several Leupolds and one older Redfeild scope. Funny that i just seen this post, I just ordered a new Leupold VX3 for my sons 300WSM and i cant wait for it to show up next week.

If you want to here about customer service with leupold, i have had two things break and they were both my fault. one was a rangfinder and the other was bino's. Both times i called leupold and told them what i did to them and how it happened and they told me to send it to them so they could repair them, now the rangefinder was two years old and the bino's were four years old and they sent me brand new ones at no charge and paid for the return shipping with a one week turn around time.

The only thing i might suggest is if you are mounting it on a magnum, get the best you can afford in the upper end models with a long eye relief, you will need it on steep uphill shots.

 

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I have hunted with Leupold

I have hunted with Leupold scopes for 20+ years and have never had a problem with any of them. I have looked thru Burris as well as the old Redfields. They seem to be of equal quality but I will stick to my Leupolds to me they are tried and true.

 

 

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