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I just got a Remington .338 Win mag.  Anyways I am wondering what scope to get.  I am looking at either the Buckmaster, team primos, or Fullfield 2.  What do you guys think would be the better scope?  Thanks!!
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The Team Primos...by a lot.
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I would get the Fullfield II. The Nikons may be a little better optically, but in the past couple of years I have had much better luck with FFII's holding up on rifles of substantial recoil than any Nikons, including Monarchs. And a .338 has substantial recoil.
 
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im fixing to run my primos through the wringer, i put it on my .375H&H after i consulted with nikon they said it would be fine, i guess if i breaks i will know why. will let you know how that goes, i was half tempted to put my 4200 elite on it since they test the 4200 with 10,000 simulated rounds of .375H&H
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Ya let me know how that goes.  I have $300 to spend, but I was wanting to spend around 200 for a scope so that I can get some reloading stuff for it too.  Ill have to go to cabelas here and look at the different scopes too.  If i get a Burris FF2 im going to get the one that isnt bundled together with anything as I hear they are better quality than the bundled ones.  
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Or!....... You can save a few more bucs and get the 2.5-8x36 VX3 and not worry about any recoil issues, or any eye relief issues for that matter.
 
If unable, go with the Primos.
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I would love a VX3, but unfortunetly out of my price range.  The wife doesnt see the need to spend that much on a scope, and I think I can get a nice one for $200.  Thanks for the replies!
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The VX-II's are just as tough as the VX-III's or VX-3's, and have darn good optics. Of course it all depends on what you intend to hunt with the rifle. I have hunted all over North America, and in Europe and Africa, with my own .338 with a 4x Leupold and never felt the need for more scope.
 
Of course if you are going to use it to hunt whitetails in the dark then that might not work.
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I have had good luck with the Burris myself. I have always found Burris scopes to be rugged. I have one that has visited many of my rifles through the years, including a .375 H&H. I think the Burris is a solid choice.
My Monarch is on a .260 so recoil proof is not an issue.
The Leupold's would be a good choice, too, though not on your list. The 2.5-8x36 can't be mounted on the M700 long action without off set rings. The 1.75-6 Leupold is longer and easier to mount on the long action.
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Anything I own above .300mag wears a leupold, I'm not saying they are the best, but I've never had one fail and the optics are good enough for any hunting I'm likely to do.
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Well I think I have decided on the Burris FF2.  It will fit fine on a Remington long action right?  Thanks for all the input guys, I really appreciate it!
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The 2-7 might be tight depending on the mounts. If you use the standard or dual dovetail Leupold or Burris it will work. The 3-9 is no problem either way.
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Originally posted by shooterpunk shooterpunk wrote:

If i get a Burris FF2 im going to get the one that isnt bundled together with anything as I hear they are better quality than the bundled ones.  
 
I agree 100%!  I got my son one of these that came with a set of bins and I was not happy with the scope and I sold it.  I thought it had distortion at the outer 25%.  It bothered me enough that we replaced it with a Vortex Diamondback, which seems much better.  I have to tell you I was pretty dissappointed since I had heard such good things about the FFII!
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Originally posted by shooterpunk shooterpunk wrote:

Ya let me know how that goes.  I have $300 to spend, but I was wanting to spend around 200 for a scope so that I can get some reloading stuff for it too.  Ill have to go to cabelas here and look at the different scopes too.  If i get a Burris FF2 im going to get the one that isnt bundled together with anything as I hear they are better quality than the bundled ones.  


thats correct!
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How would a leupold VX-I stand up to the .338?  How about optically to the buckmaster or FFii?
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I had a VX I 1-4X20 on  my 338 win.  Mine did fine on the rifle.  I had no problems other than the optics were not very good at all.  My FFII is much clearer and brighter.  I sold the VXI, though, and got nearly what I paid for it.  That's one good thing about the leupolds.
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I belive that saving money on a scope is not very smart.
Especially when the rifle kicks a bit like the 338 Winnie does.
 
Let´s say that the $200 scope last a year, then you have to buy another one, and perhaps a third one a couple of years later Whatever
 
The present VXII is the same scope (more or less I have heard) that the old VariXIII.
My VariX III, an 2,5-8x36, has lived a long life on a 375H&H and lately on a 338 Winmag, and will be one of two scopes I will use on my 375 Ruger when I get the rifle back from the smith.
Thats one heck of a investment isn´t it ?
Go for a VXII if you can and never look back, best kid on the block Smile
 
 
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  Also there's nothing wrong with the FFII's. They seem to have a good following at the Alaska forum I frequent. I worked up loads for two rifles for a friend that were equipped with them and will tell ya,as ckk said,they are CLEAR and BRIGHT.
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i'm with seawolf. a $200 scope on a 338? the only under 200 scope i'd put on a 338 would be a 3200 straight 10x. great little scope for the money, of course not exactly the ticket.
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Well I am trying to find a used VX-II.  I really want a scope that will hold up to the recoil.  Thanks for all the input guys!
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