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my dad has an old Browning 243 im wanting to fix up with a new scope...maybe use it as a woods gun and put a decent but not overly high priced scope on it.....was looking at the Burris Fulfield ii in a 3-9x40 or 3-9x50....they seem to get mostly solid reviews and can be bought at a great price.....just wondering anyones thoughts on these and also would u choose the ballistic plex or regular plex..thanks guys
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There are a lot of guys who just love the Burris Fulfield II scopes.  Having said that I have had horid luck with all things made by Burris with the exception of a 1x scope they no longer make. Personally I would pick the Redfield or a Bushnell or a Weaver even a Nikon in the same price range.   In general I like balistic reticles but they are only useful at max power unless a scope is first focal plane.  When I think of a "Woods Gun"  I am thinking lower power like a 1.5-6 or a 2-7  or a fixed 4x which is a tough scope.
IOR 4x32 Hunting Rifle Scope 4A IOR 4x32 Hunting Rifle Scope
Stock # - 403240
  • Matte
  • 4A
  • 1"
$359.95 
 
Nikon 3-9x40 Buckmaster Riflescope BDC Nikon 3-9x40 Buckmaster Riflescope
Stock # - NIK6421
  • Matte
  • BDC
  • 1"
  • Discontinued, Closeout price
$179.95 
Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849400
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
$169.95   
Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849405
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
$179.95  
Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope
Stock # - RED67080
  • Matte
  • 4-Plex
  • 1"
$179.95 
Bushnell 1.5-6x44 Trophy XLT 30mm Rifle Scope Bushnell 1.5-6x44 Trophy XLT 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUS731646E
  • Matte
  • 4A
  • 30mm
$132.95 
Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite Rifle Scope Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUSE3940
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • RainGuard® HD
  • Ultra-Wide Band Coating
  • Argon Purging Process
$279.00 
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Generally, the Burris FFII scopes are ok. Urimaginaryfrnd listed several other good choices. For a "woods gun", I'd get a regular plex or a #4 reticle of some sort. The fixed power IOR mentioned above would be great.
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are the fulfield 2 still made in the usa?   ive seensome older ones that were made in the usa sell on fleabay. was wondering if they still make em here or is china crap?
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they are not made in the usa
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so if i was to find a deal on an older one that was made in USA any idea if those r optically better?
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I dont have a clue if they are better optically. I know i replaced my burris because i felt that it wasnt as good as it used to be and have compared it to an old simmons that i have and the simmons is brighter. Its been a tough scope, it sat on my 300 win mag for about 4 years until i upgraded to a zeiss. If i were to do it again i would buy one without the ballistic plex. 
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yea i just realized kahles made a 2-7x36. i may look around a bit and try to find a deal on a used one. not in any rush.     
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that minox is a heck of a deal
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Heck of a nice scope for that price very nice glass.  I have one.
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i may end up getting that one .........id say its between that one and a 3-9 meopta....and i found a place that has the Burris 2-7 with the #4 reticle for $189...so im trying to decide which to go with
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The Burris is currently made in the Philippines. I have only owned one FFII scope and I did not like it. I no longer have it. Up against a Kahles, there is no contest. Kahles is a terrific, high performance, high quality scope.
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I have several Burris Fullfield II scopes, and like them.  They are an excellent buy in the lower price range.  When they came out, they forced Leupold (and possibly some other companies) to improve their game and upgrade their scopes.
 
I replaced an older model Leupold Vari-X III 2-7 with a Burris 3-9 Fullfield II.  The Burris was much brighter and offered almost as much field of view.
 
The ballistic reticle can be used or ignored.  I like a 200 yard zero for hunting, so pretty much ignore it.
 
On the best power range for a woods rifle, I tend to agree with Urimaginaryfrnd.  I like scopes that begin with 1.5.  I'm not sold on 2-7x scopes, even though I've owned some and looked through others.  They're not as good as the 3-9 for long range, and they don't give you the wide field of view that makes a 1.5-5 work so well at close range. Of course, this is just my opinion.  YMMV.
 
  
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id really like to get my hands on the kahles if i can find a decent price on one
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Plus 1 on the Minox for 329....bought one off the sample list a few weeks back for a 9.3x62, no complaints.
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I am one of the guys that love the Burris ffii, I have been using them for a bunch of years, and never had a problem yet!
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do u hav te 3-9 or the 2-7.     some r saying the 2-7 has poor eye relief
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i have a old 3-9x 40mm .  i can't recall when i bought the thing. -- i think it was one of the last USA made ones.

it has been a great scope so far and has seen much use  and abuse.

the 2-7x FF2s were very popular , i suspect the old ones were very good.

now today who knows?? my FF2 is a decade or more old-- i have no experience with the new PI made ones. the newer ones are supposed to be improved --the e1s have etched glass and so on. they got rid of the entire bell adjusting the mag--




in a woods scope deep woods i like a 1-4x dangerous big game type of scope. there very popular with hog hunters and night time predator  hunters around these parts.

medium range woods the 2-7x looks good.

the best buys on the market these days all seem to be in the 3-9x -- the thing is the 3-9x is like a monkey   wrench --sort of a "one size fits all solution" it is good at range provided you got good glass.

it is a little big and clunky--  the 3x power is a little "limiting' at closer ranges, it is however a decent compromise for many hunters. i think they like to zoom in to 9x and count antlers.

i can't say i hit a bit better at hunting type ranges with a 9x over a 4x  i suppose if i was making 300M + shots them maybe most everything around here is under 200M and you mostly get moving shots @ around 80m or less .--

one i think you should consider is the vortex diamondback, i hear they have very good glass for the $$

there are plenty of scopes that will do fine on that set up--







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thanks man. kinda looking at the zeiss terra 2-7 or meopro 3-9....i can get either at about the same price    the 3-9 would be a bit more versatile. just hoping the 3x isnt too much for the woods?
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I have two Burris FF II 3-9x scopes that I have used extensively and moved around, mostly on hunting rifles where ranges will likely be under 300 yards.  For the money the optical quality is very good and I have had no durability or maintenance issues with either.  A third one was sold with a rifle and had also been trouble free.  I also have a Burris 2.75 scout scope and have previously owned a Fullfield II 6-18, a 4-12 Compact, 6x Compact and a 2-7 pistol scope.  I like Burris products and have had good service from all of mine.  There are also other good options in this price range so do some hands on comparisons if you have an opportunity to do so. I have not owned or used an FF II 2-7 rifle scope but expect quality would be the same.
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I have used both the ff (usa ) and ffii (phillipines ) and cannot honestly tell a difference in optical quality. all of my current ones are ffii's in 3-9x40 and 4.5-14x42. I had a 2-7x35 on a marlin 336 that I sold. I had no eye relief issues at all with it, and in fact wish I had kept it! I do not have any experience at all with the new E1's. I also think the vortex diamondback is a very good choice, and the meopro 3-9x42 is hella good! 
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I have several Burris scopes.  My first was the FF II 3x9x40. I've had it since 2000. Never had any issues. A couple years back I moved where I needed a bolder reticle related to my eye sight and the darker woods I was hunting. I contacted Burris and for $50.00 they chaned my reticle to a #4 from a plex and I never looked back. At the same time they went over the whole scope as a courtesy check.  Burris has always had great customer service and products.
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When I lived in the south and hunted primarily whitetail deer, mostly stalking and/or jump shooting, most of my scopes were 2-7 variables. On my stalking and jump shooting rifle now (a 9.3x74R Ruger No 1) I have a 1.5-5x20 Leupold VX 3. My stalking back up scope is a 2.5-8x32 Zeiss Conquest. I would also recommend the Conquest Terra which comes in 2-7x32.
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Reading a few posts here helped me decide which scope I want to put on newly acquired 17HMR CZ w Mannlicher stock. I just thought the rifle deserved a decent scope while still trying to stay in some kind of budget. Thought I'd share (I'm not profiting or any way promoting this seller, other than price point), turns out I found the scope for $277 +$8 shipping and there is currently a $50 rebate from Zeiss, which for under $240 I thought it was worth mentioning here for anyone else interested this scope. I got the 2-7x32 terra and am excited about this match for this rifle. Got the scope from www.grabagun.com and the rebate form from https://zeiss.rebateaccess.com/ . Thanks for the time it took to write the reveiws and overall help to make my decision. Blessings!
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