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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/19/2013 at 21:33
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I just picked up a Burris Signature 1.5 x 6 x 26. Although probably over 10 years old the blued scope is absolutely beautiful and obviously unmounted/not used. The lens look perfect. I was startled by the very yellow tint present when looking through the scope. Today, I called Burris inquiring about their unlimited warranty for this condition. Their response was, the scope was designed with lens coatings to produce the yellow hue and not repairable.

I guess I'm ok with this response, however have never encountered a Burris, or any other scope, with yellow lens filtering? I sure never heard Burris advertise this fact? Can anyone say why this was produced, or maybe it's something Burris was unaware of when manufactured?

Thank you

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/19/2013 at 22:36
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Flush twice and you will reach Burris Customer Service.  Sorry but of the many Burris products I have purchased only one remains a fixed power 1X scope on a pistol.  As for the yellow filtering Leupold actually offered some yellow filters for their scopes a couple of years ago and the line was not popular and since discontinued but I have one which I tend to use more like a UV filter on a camera lens to protect the lens surface.  The warm color tone does not bother me having been a photographer and used 81 A and B filters to warm up color tones.   The amber color does slightly bring out the warm tones in the fur of a deer so enjoy. If you decide you dont want it trade it on samplelist for what you do want.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/20/2013 at 11:30
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It is not the filtering.

It is how that generations of scopes was and it is a function of both glass used and coatings.

In the past quite a few scopes were set up for yellowish color rendition since it helps boost perceived contrast a little for most eyes.

Older Leupolds had a notably more yellow color hue (I had an old M8 6x42 like that)

Swarovski used to have it as well.

I recall at least one older IOR being like that.

A Burris Signature 2-8x32 was like that also.

Most Eastern European scopes also had a yellow tint.

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