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Usable at 100yds? Down to what caliber hole? How about as a "packable" when hunting?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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There are some comments about the spotting scope at:

 

http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb= get_topic;f=5;t=009738

 

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Thanks for the link

 

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         I e-mailed Burris and they said the 3x9x40 and the 4.5x14x42 are assembled in the Philippines with same materials as those made in U.S.A.
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I e-mailed Burris and asked them why I couldn't find the good ol' "Made in USA" on the 3-9 promo that came with the piece of junk, China made spotting scope. (I bought a very inexpensive 15X-45X 40mm scope, made in Japan, back in 1977 from KMART with the KMART name on it that is much sharper and brighter than the 20X 50mm spotter that came with the promo.) I e-mailed Burris to ask why I could find any "country of manufacture" markings on the riflescope  is is what they said:

 

From: Customer Service [mailto:customerservice@burrisoptics.com]

Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 7:59 AM

To: 'Shaffer, John'

Subject: RE: Burris Manufacture

 

 

At this time all spotting scopes and binoculars from all manufactures are

made overseas and have been this way for many years.

 

Burris growth has outpaced it's internal manufacturing capacity. This has

forced Burris to expand it's manufacturing capacity beyond the limitations

of the Greeley Colorado Burris factory. Burris recently began making some of

our 3x-9x-40 and 4.5x-14x-42mm Fullfield II riflescopes in a factory in the

Far East. As such Burris has removed the printing on the scope which used to

say MADE IN USA.

 

Burris could have expanded it's manufacturing capabilities in the USA,

however competitive price points Burris has tried to maintain in the $200

range for the 3x-9x-40mm Fullfield II compared to imported brands like Nikon

Buckmasters and compared to Leupold VXI, both of which contain far fewer

quality features than the Fullfield II, also caused Burris to evaluate

lesser cost manufacturing.

 

The 3x-9x-40mm Fullfield II scopes are currently being made both

domestically and abroad. Every single component and every specification is

identical between domestic and foreign manufacture. Burris monitors assembly

in both plants, and even furnishes some US parts to the foreign plant. In

our plant the Greeley Colorado, Burris 100% final inspects every scope for

over 20 quality control criteria. Any and all servicing or warranty work

that may be required will continue to be done at the Burris Greeley Colorado

facility.

 

You can be assured that irrespective of manufacturing facility, every

Fullfield II riflescope is an original Burris design and made to the very

high quality standards and specifications that are synonymous with the

Burris brand. All scopes of course continue to carry the Burris Forever

Warranty.

 

Thank you,

Burris Company

 

Another company bites it and outsources.  I wonder why they don't put on the scope where they are made now, as boldly as they used to put "Made in USA" on them.  In fact, there is no country of manufacture listed anywhere on the scope, or the literature that came with the Burris Fullfield II that I got on the promo.

 

 

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 do you mean the 20 power X 50 that is free with the 3-9x40 ??

 

 that's the one I have.... I put it on a tripod and have no problem seeing .30 cal holes at 100 yards.  I guess I'd best qualify that.....

 --  my targets are white paper w/ black lines, and the sun is shining on the target face which gives good contrast.

 --  when I use black targets with white lines I cannot see the bullet holes.

 

NPH

 

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