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  I have 2 Burris Fullfield II scopes a 3-9 and a 4.5-14, and a SS 10X.  I took them all out on my back patio and looked a various things out to 400 yards until dark.  I couldn't tell much difference at first, but as it got darker the SS got better with every minute.  Right at full dark I couldn't make out anything with either Burris, but could still make out metal fence posts with the SS.  I was very surprised I thought the Burris would be better.  Well anyway just thought I would share.  Has anyone else done any non-scientific testing?  catt
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My brother-in-law and myself once did our own test by comparing our older B&L elite 3000 3-9x50's against a Leupold vari-x III 3.5-10x50 , and those against various sizes of Seeadler's. The results were that the B&L and the Leupold both lasted to the same time when it got dark ( about 6:50p.m.). (only stars- no moon) Surprisingly, the Seeadler 50, 56 , and 60mm scopes performed well into the night and provided a good enough detail to identify and shoot a target right up until we finished around 8:00 in the evening. (Dec. last year) 

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catt-tracker, what magnification did you have the Burris scopes set to?  Generally, Super Snper has better glass than FFII, so your results are not surprising. 

ILya
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The Burris FFII is made poorly and you should compare with a Nikon Buckmaster which are made in the same country.The SS is better and you should compare to a Sightron II or Bushnell Elite 4200.
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I had the 3-9 on 9 power and the 4.5-14 on 10 power.
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