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I'm fairly interested in a Burris Signature Select 3-12X44 on the Sample List.  I remember a thread where a member gave a pretty descriptive breakdown of the Black Diamond where the Signature Select was discussed, but can't find it at the moment...Anyways, I am looking to mount it on a Ruger No. 1 in 7mm STW and hoping to keep shots under 500 yards across relatively open mountain meadows for elk. 
 
Does anyone have pros/cons I should be considering before going for the Burris? Or any other scope suggestions? 
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SPL11525 SWFA 3-9x42 SS Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view SS39X42, Matte, FFP Mil Dot, 30mm
$499.99
I'm not a big fan of Burris as I have had several problems with their products and poor customer service from the company. I have two of the 3-9 Super Sniper scopes and I really like them.  You can run a balistic program to determine the drop of your bullet and then have a choice of either dialing in correction in tenths of a mil or holding over using the mil dots and this works at every power because the scope is First Focal Plane.  The mil dot reticle can also be used to determine the distance to a deer or elk which have a know body size. 
Elk 24 inches brisket to back
1 mil      610 yds
1.25mil  488 yds
1.5mil    407 yds
2mil       305 yds
2.5 mil    244 yds
3mil        203 yds
3.5 mil     175 yds
4 mil         152 yds
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I have to admit I am somewhat of a Burris fan and I have the scope you are considering and like it.
It has the Ballistic Plex reticle which I find useful, and as far as brightness and clarity I believe it is as good as any in its price class. Regularly shoots under 1/2 MOA on my Rem R-15. It gives me no reason not to recommend it.
I also have two 3-9x 40 Signature Electro-dots which have been my go to scopes for big game in Wyoming including deer, elk, moose, and mountain goat.
This year the one I had mounted on a .300 Win mag began to have trouble with the e-dot lighting up. And even though it was past the 5 yr warrantee period, Burris fixed it and returned it in two weeks no questions asked. I paid shipping to them only. I don't know how you can ask for better CS than that. This took place just a month or so ago.
I just conducted a low light dusk to dark test to see if my 3-9 Zeiss Conquest could beat out the Signature and earn the spot on the .300, and although it might have been just a whisker brighter at dark, it did not unseat the Burris, and with the E-dot there was no doubt which one I wanted on my elk rifle.
I think you will be happy with that Sig. Select.
 
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I have one on a sporter weight 22-250. It has been a very good scope. I have dished out plenty of abuse while predator hunting and it has never lost zero. It is very robust. The glass is pretty good for the price range, too.
I think it is a good purchase.
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I have a Black Diamond and also a FF II and to be quite honest I can't tell any difference between the two.  Maybe I have cheap taste but the FF II has become my favorite.  Could be my aging eyes.   
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I too am a Burris fan... and own quite a few of them. I think you will be happy with it!
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I had a Signature Select in that power as it seemed to me to be just the right range for hunting. The problem for me was no parallax adjustment. When I set the eyepiece so I could see well, the parallax was way off! I am old so my eyesight is not the best so your experience may be different. I bought a VX-3 with parallax adjust to cure my problem.



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Thanks for the input, so far, I haven't really heard of any significant issues that can be readily solved and still stay within the price point.
 
The obj is listed as 44mm, I currently have medium height rings, should I expect to have to get high rings for cleaance? If so, who makes a good set of rings to swop onto my No.1?
 
I will also swop the 3-9 VX2 currently on my No.1 to a 338 Fed I built on a Savage 10 action.  Any recommendations for bases and rings for the Savage? Shotting 200-210 grn handloads with semi stout recoil, about that of hot 180 grn 30-06.
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