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One of my absolute favorite scopes that I used in Germany was a Burris Fullfield in 2.5-10x, even a few German snobs were impressed with it.  (That is good for an American optik).  I traded it to a nephew for a Vari X-I so I could have a #1 German installed.  Then years later gave it to another nephew who desperately needed a scope.

I tried to buy back the old Burris from Nephew #1, but he aint no dummy.  His thought was if Uncle wants it back, it must be good.

Now Burris scopes have those big ocular fast focus bells.  Do the current Fullfield II's have the same quality as the older Burris line?

Thanks, Jon.
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If anything they are a little better because the CS is better than it was 4-5 years ago. If you can take a little more of a price jump the Burris Signature line is a very noticeable jump in glass over the FF ll.
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They are still a solid scope for the money. I think a-lot of people (myself included) don't really care for the rotating eyepiece in place of the traditional power ring. It probably has more to do with ease/cost of manufacturing than anything else. It does NOT as some people seem to think affect the reticle focus at all. Once you have the reticle focused that lens just rotates with the eyepiece and does not change focus. My original FFII which I just sold served me well for about 5 years and stood up to some pretty rough conditions. I don't think anybody will question the ruggedness of the Burris scopes. I still have a Timberline, Fullfield Euro 30, a Euro Diamond, and 2 SIX X scopes (the SIX X has gone back to a traditional power ring). All are good scopes but the glass in the Euro Diamond / Six X scopes is definitely a step or 2 above the Fullfield glass. I believe the Signature series use the same glass as the Euro Diamond, just in a 1" tube scope rather than 30mm. Burris C/S has also come a long ways in the past couple years. If for instance you find a scope you really like but it does not come with the reticle you like you can send it in and have it modified with a reticle that better suits your purposes. What caliber / application will your scope be used for?

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I have thought about Signature scopes, but I really am not a fan of posi-lock.
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They are avail with or without Posi-Lock. My Euro Diamond has it, the rest do not. In fact looking at SWFA site only 1 Signature is advertised as having it. It is avail as a option as is changing the reticle by sending it into Burris. If it is a concern for you the Timberline and Fullfield series are now manufactured in the Philippines while the Signature, Diamond, and Six X series are still made in Greeley, CO USA.

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Biggreen747,

It is one of the options I am considering for my 98.  I posted the thread "Scope choices for M98"

Every two weeks, I order something for it.  Right now I have the basic sporterized 98, which has a surprisingly good stock, but not a keeper. 

I just ordered a 24" barrel in .308 from Midway, and Warne Maxima bases (for an unaltered action), from here at SWFA.  And this friday I will give it to my smith to be blued, barreled and drilled & tapped.

Then I will order the scope, of my final decision, when my federal return gets back (15 days from now, 'Woo-Hoo' for e-filing), along with some Burris ZEE rings, from right here. 

And finally, find the best priced trigger.  I am looking at Timney, and Bold, because they are both DIY.

And then after a while, I will check in to a Brown & Carlson Carbelite synthetic stock, or a Boyds JRS laminate.


Jon


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Sounds like a fun project. I saw your other thread as well. In the $200.00 price range I would take a long hard look at the Vortex Diamondback, the Nikon Team Primos, or for an additional $60.00 the Elite 4200. http://swfa.com:80/Bushnell-3-9x40-Elite-4200-Rifle-Scope-P6910.aspx

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