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I am looking to get a new scope for a new .270 Browning A-bolt rifle.  I would like it to be silver (aesthetics).  I've narrowed the field to these two choices.

 

Burris Fullfield II 3x-9x-40mm with Ballistic plex reticle

 

Nikon Buckmasters 3x-9x-40mm with Nikoplex reticle

 

Does anybody have any experience with these scopes?  Any recommendations?

If it helps, this will be primarily a deer/elk/antelope hunting rifle in the Western US.

 

Thanks, in advance, for any and all help!

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RMS - I have looked at the monarchs, but I can't find one in silver like I want.

 

I am a fly fisherman, but I currently live in Colorado.  WY is part of my last name.

 

Thanks for the reply and thanks for asking.

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Both are good solid entry level scopes. I have both and I think the Burris is more "stout" if that makes scense?? I'd give a very slight edge to the Nikon Buckmaster (very slight) in terms of glass.  The adjustments feel better on the Burris.

 

I know your set on silver but Root mentioned the Nikon Monarchs on sale and the step up to that series from the Burris FF or the BM is a good jump in optical performance and right now a really good deal.  It would come down to personal preference but I'd rather have the better scope in black even on a stainless gun.  Root also mentioned E-bay, that is also some sound advice I have found a couple really good deals on that site.

 

Good luck

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I have both scopes as well.I like the burris over the buckmasters,but i agree i would agree with getting the monarch on sale if you find one that suits your needs.
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Originally posted by jbird jbird wrote:

I have both scopes as well.I like the burris over the buckmasters,but i agree i would agree with getting the monarch on sale if you find one that suits your needs.

I agree with jbird, Monarch if available followed by the Fullfield II over the buckmasters. You may also want to look into Sightron SII scopes.

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Trinidad,do you have sll?I've seen good & bad reviews.I've looked through one in a store in the middle of the day,but that is it.How do they rank with you?
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I have a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 and I don't have any complaints.  It is clear for me, but I don't have much to compare it to other than a couple of Tasco specials.

It's been banged around a bit and is still holding zero, so I would have to say they are durable.
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Originally posted by jbird jbird wrote:

Trinidad,do you have sll?I've seen good & bad reviews.I've looked through one in a store in the middle of the day,but that is it.How do they rank with you?

 

I use to own a SII and SIII, I would place the SII right in the middle on optical quality compared to the Fullfield II and Monarch. Great deals can be foud sometimes on these scopes far less in price than what there quality offers. The SI models compete very well compared to the Chinese 100 dollar scopes.

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