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I just bought a new Weatherby Mark V Deluxe in .257 mag. I was going to put a 3x9x40 Vari X III Leupold on it, but I have been hearing that the Burris Full field scope is just as good. Any thoughts on this? I just bought Warne base and rings to go with the new scope.
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Fullfield II scopes are probably comparable to Leupold Vari X III (previous generation), but a fair bit cheaper.  New VX III scopes are probably better.  Burris Signature scopes are in a similar price range with VX III, but seem better optically.  As far as ruggedness goes, Burris scopes are very tough.  Basically, your choice comes to picking between Burrus optical quality vs Leupold superior warranty.  Both scopes are good. 

Personally, I'd take a Burris Signature scope over a Leupold VX III.

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Like Koshkin said.

 

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I will probably go with the Leupold , just because I didn't see the signature series Burris in a gloss finish. I know a lot of people are going to think this a ridicolus reason to choose a scope but I really want it to match the gloss barrel on my new gun.
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Well, it's your choice.  Another thing I forgot to mention is that Burris SIgnature Select and Euro Diamond (30mm) is that they both have 4x erector system vs 3x for Leupold.

If I were you I'd go to a store and look at a bunch of scopes from different vendors.  My personal favourites are Burris and Sightron.

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I have examples of both and would go with the Leupold VX III.  I can't tell any difference optically, but the Leupolds are made better.
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if you want gloss, then et the leupold, and dont forget how well leupold will stand behind their product.

 

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I'm a little reluctant to offer advice, since I am admittedly a newbie to the board, and not exactly an expert on scopes or optics, but I'm puzzled by statement that Leupold has better warranty than Burris.  I thought Burris had a lifetime warranty.
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They both have lifetime warranties.  Leupold backs theirs with essentially a no questions asked policy.  I have never had to use a Burris warranty, but I understand that they are tougher to deal with.

 

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NOBODY has a better warranty than leupold.

 

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The basic rule with the Leupold warranty is that unless they're "pretty sure" you deliberately damaged your scope, they'll fix whatever went wrong with it. 
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I think Burris is much better than a leupold of the same price range.

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If you want a gloss scope to go with the finish on your rifle, then you TOO can buy a Burris.  They still do make the gloss finish available on the Signature line, if I am not mistaken.  At least they did when I last bought one.  I mean before today.  I just got a new scope.  Yes it was a Burris Black Diamond 4-16X50mm with Ballistic Mil Dot and side adjustable PA. today.

           Burris is as good as Leupold in my humble opinion, and in some ways better.  But then, there is really no way to make a mistake when trying to decide between the two.  I have, and own some very expensive rifles, and I own 4 Leupold scopes of at least Vari X II or better, ( actually two of each, II's and III's), as well as 2 Burris scopes of Signature grade or better... ( One of each, Signature and Black Diamond).  I love them all, won't trade them and do not feel as though I am not putting the best glass available on any of my rifles.   I hope that this helps.

                Scott

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the FF2 3-9x40 w/ ballistic plex is available in gloss last time i checked.

 

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