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For the past few years I’ve been putting the Burris FFII 4.5X14X42mm scope on my rifles. Since the E1 version of the FFII was launched this year, the standard FFII price has increased. I used to be able to find the FFII 4.5X14X42 for about $250, now it’s $299+. My guess is that Burris is wanting to move their customers over to the E1 and phase out the standard FFII. My problem is that I don’t care for the E1. I’m not a fan of the floating reticle and I don’t like the large silk screen printing of the brand name and model. My question is, what brand(s) are comparable to the Burris FFII in clarity, quality and cost? I'd like to stay in the power range of 4-14 or so and I prefer not to go above $300 if possible. What are your suggestions?
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Welcome to OT! 
I too am a huge burris fan and especially the ffii 4.5-14x42! I agree with you on the new ones...just not my cup of tea. I think this one would be a Great choice
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Welcome.  Sightron's are great.  You might also look at this.  They are good glass for the price, and I have burris. 

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Hi greyhound, you might want to con sided a Vortex. Their glass is very good quality, take a look at their viper line. I have a viper 6.5x20-50 and it's Great, but your going to pay a little more. I do believe their viper line starts around your price range. I have tried many scopes and been disappointed by others quality. Also, you can't beat their service and lifetime warranty:) that's my 2 cents on the matter. Hope this helps.
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Welcome Greyhound! I am also a fan of the Sightron scopes. My favorites are in the Big Sky line, but I also have a SII which is very nice. There are some great closeouts going on now...also some rebates. Check em' out.
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Thanks guys.  I'll look into the Sightron and Vortex scopes.  Anyone have any idea how long the Sightron's will be on special?
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normally when they are gone they are gone.  Manufacture closeout more than likely.
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Welcome to the OT.
 
I couldn't agree with SVT more. The Sightron Big Sky that he suggested would be a great option.
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Welcome to the OT!
 
+2 on the Sightron,a great buy & very good optics.
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