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I was thinking about the new Meopta 1.5-6x42 coming out but $800 plus is a lot of money. I can get a BURRIS EURO DIAMOND 1.5-6 (#4) or a new LEUPOLD VX R 3-9x40(FIREDOT) for less money. Between the new Leupold and the Burris which do you all like? I dont really need illumination but it would be nice to have occasionally. Both of these scopes are 30mm and are about the same size and weight. I can get the Euro diamond for around $350 which makes it a better bargain but I dont know if its as high a quality as the Leupold. This is going to be a medium range or brush rifle scope.
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The Burris is a good, solid choice. The only question may revolve around the Burris CS. Some folks have had issues (I have had no issues). The Leupy has decent glass, good reviews and great CS. Tough choice. I believe I'd give the Leupy a shot. If it's not to your liking, trade it in on something else. Smile
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DAVE44,

There is also a Bushnell 6500 in that magnification range. It is a 1 1/2-8X and comes with a one year satisfaction garentee as long as you don't loose your reciept.

I used that service before I got the 6500 I have now. I couldn't be happier with its day time optics.
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I just mounted the Burris Euro on a 257 Roberts and have really been very happy with it so far..
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Would you say that the #4 reticle in the Euro is wide spaced in the center of the reticle or about normal plex spaced between the heavy posts? Do the wire crosshairs in the Euro have a lot of light reflection on them or do they stay very black in most light conditions?
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I put a Eurodiamond on my father in law's Weatherby 300 a few years back.  It has held up with no issues.
 
The glass is really good in it.
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Don't know about  BURRIS EURO DIAMOND, but I looked at LEUPOLD VX R 3-9x40 two weeks ago at local store. The glass of VX R is nice, the red dot is perfectly round, and no bleeding out. Onlt thing keeps me from buying it is the retical, which is very thick. One of the thickest I have seen. So good luck to shoot over 300 yard. It may be OK for just hunting.
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Which reticle did the scope have that was too thick a #4 or the plex style. I prefer a heavy plex to a regular plex if its not way too thick.
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The standard plex not #4
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The center of cross hair will cover up target for long distance shot
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Have several VX-Rs in service now and love them, best low light scope for the money available in my opinion. I also really like the thicker crosshair, it's between a normal crosshair and a heavy, seems to take up about 5/8" at 100yds. Definately the best hunting scope Leupold has ever built.
 
I have had nothing but problems with Burris and their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. The illum is very unreliable and I've had 2 30mm Euro Fullfield II scopes fail with the reticle coming loose. Great glass, not so durable in the real world.................
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I just got in a VXR 3-9x50 with the ballistic reticle
I am very impressed with it
I have been testing against an Accupoint 3-9x40 into the night

The VXR is as bright, clear and sharp
I don't find the size of the center crosshairs or lit dot too big for a hunting scope and unlike MANY scopes, the dot when set at it's minimum is perfect. 
The image through the VXR also seems bigger and eye relief is more forgiving.

There were deer in the back field behind our house, and playing with the scope this evening I would have no problem putting a bullet in the deer's ear at 250 yards...

I have not been that impressed with Burris lit scopes, several crapped out on me.
Now, in fairness, I am running a TAC30 1-4 on a 3 gun AR and it's working out great.





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