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I am considering buying a Burris Signature Select 4x16-44 but haven't decided whether to get the model with posilock and ballistic-plex or the ballistic-mildot without the posilock.  Is the posilock really necessary?  I have never had a problem with my Leupolds staying zeroed.   I will be putting this scope on a Ruger Model 77 .300 win magnum.
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I have 2 black diamonds with posi lock and i dont use it
they have very strong springs anyway the posilock is insurance for dropping your gun and not having to check zero again
the ballistic mildot is the bomb if you like to shoot longrange

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If you plan on sighting it in and leaving it alone then the Posi-Lock is a nice feature.  It makes the reticle where it can not move, so it is kind of a pain if you would be messing with your adjustments any in the field because you have to disengage the Posi-Lock every time.

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Like they have said, posilock is nice insurance.  Two springs hold your adjustments.  The Posi Lock is just peace of mind... Like when you go on a hunt and the baggage gorrillas at the airport might not handle your luggage in a civilized manner.

           Chasseur.

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The posi-lock is a nice feature but I've found tha Burris has strong enough springs that it really doesn't matter!
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Thanks for all the replies, I went ahead and bought the Signature Select Series 4x16 with the Bal-Plex reticle and Posi-lock.   I don't have it on the gun yet, but it appears to be a very nice scope with excellent clarity and quality construction.   This rifle is only used for hunting and once the scope is zeroed I want it to stay, so I think for me the Posi-lock will be a nice feature.
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300winlongmag,

 

Let us know how the posi-lock worked out for you.  Was it a pain to sight in? Etc.  I keep wavering between posi-lock and non-posilock.  Like you, my rifle would strictly be used for hunting and I think I would like the extra assurance that even a hard drop or bang would not knock the scope out of zero.

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      I have Posi- lock on my 6- 24X 44mm Signature Series Scope.  It was a pain in the ass, only because I did not read the directions included with the scope that told me that the unit was unlocked when I got it.  I tried unsuccessfully to unlock it further, when I got the scope.  I stopped before I seriously damaged the threads.... But this was all done because of my enthusiam, ( read as IMPATIENCE)

          So if you decide to get it, Remember that it comes from the factory completely loosened, and if you try to turn it further loose, you will screw up the threads or slotted head on the dang thing...

                  Chasseur

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It may be a while before I get a chance to sight in but I will keep you posted on the results.   The posi-lock screw seems to only turn about a 1/4 turn to reach the unlocked position and the directions tell you not to over-tighten it when locking it down and to recheck zero after tightening it down.  The way I understand this mechanism, it is a screw with a coil spring around it pressing against the inner tube so in the unlocked position only the spring is engaged.   If this scope performs as well as my Leupolds I will be very pleased.   I can already tell you it appears to have better optics than my Leupold Vari X-IIIs. 
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Posi-Lock is definitely a nice feature to have in case of a hard spill. I have a Burris Signature Select 4-16x44 w/posi-lock on my Ruger .17 HMR and it works great. Of course this caliber doesn't really need it, but it is still nice to have. I can imagine any big magnum rifle could greatly benefit from a posi-lock scope.  
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