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I just purchased a CZ550 .22-250 caliber Varmint rifle and am considering one of two scopes.

 

Leupold 6-18x40 VX-II Riflescope with Long Range Varmint Duplex reticle

Burris 6.5-20x50 Fullfield II Rifle Scope with Ballistic Mil-Dot reticle

 

Both are around the same price.  I would appreciate any opinions. I have a Leupold VX-II 3X9 scope on my CZ 550 American .270 and am very happy with it.  The Burris looks pretty good but I am not sure about the Ballistic Mil-Dot reticle.  Does anybody have any experience with this reticle?

 

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Hello

 

I have a Burris Signature Select 4-16x44 with the Ballistic Mil-Dot and I feel it is a exellent scope and reticle for hunting. In order to use this scope and reticle to its full potential I recomend using it in combination with a Magnum

caliber and medium signature rings on a rifle with a hunting taper barrel, this is due to the fact that this scope has only 60 MOA in up/down adjustments. Dont let the MOA's turn you off, that is when the reticle comes into play.

This reticle combines the features of two great reticles in one the Mil-Dot and a ballistic holdover recticle that was originally designed for the 222-250 but works well with other calibers especially Magnums. Check out the picture of this set-up on the (bye bye Leupold) post in the riflescope section and check out burrisoptics.com for more info on

this reticle. I do not recomend the Fullfield II, it is of inferior quality to the SS but better than VX-II.

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Thanks for your reply.  The Model 70 in the picture is beautiful.  Is the SS worth the extra $ even though it is a 4X16 vs. 6.5X20 in the Fullfield II?
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I shure do, better glass will always have a advantage over slightly higher magnification with inferior glass.

Burris has made some very nice improvments on this line compared to the the older Signatures and I feel

that it is a great scope for the price.

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Thanks for your help.
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Not a problem, thank you for you compliment on my rifle.
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I just had my Burris Signature Select 4-16x44 mounted and Bore sighted.  Since you have one, how did you adjust the reticle focus?
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Originally posted by bigo_m bigo_m wrote:

I just had my Burris Signature Select 4-16x44 mounted and Bore sighted.  Since you have one, how did you adjust the reticle focus?


The Burris has a reticle focus on the eye piece, or ocular lens housing.
Or did you mean the proceedure to adjust the reticle?
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The procedure.  Thanks
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I used to own a Fullfield II (3x10 50mm if I remember correctly).  Sold it this past Fall to finance a rifle build project.  Very good glass quality and tracking was accurate & reliable.  I would definitely buy another Fullfield II.

I explain this because I also sold a Leupold VX II 3x9 50mm as part of funding this project.  It too was a good scope & never gave me a lick of trouble.  However, the glass wasn't quite as bright & clear as the Fullfield II.  I found that I got about 5 more minutes of hunting time with the Fullfield II over the VX II.

You really can't go wrong with either but I seem to recall that I paid about $60 less on the Fullfield II than the Leupold VX II.  So, the Burris, in my opinion, is a much better value with a little bit higher quality glass.

Best of luck to you.

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Hello

 

I quickly aim the scope at a blank wall and adjust the reticle as fast as I can

making shure I do not look through the scope to long. Then I repeat this process

several times until I am satisfied with the reticle image at a glance. I next take it

outdoors and do a final check aiming it at the sky several times. The key thing

about reticle focus is not to look through the scope to long becuse your eyes will

adjust to a reticle that is not focused properly. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Thanks again gunswomanandwine
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