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Whats the consensus out there on these two scopes;
1.  Nitrex Tr 1 3-9x42
2.  Burris Fullfield II E1 3-9x40
Looking to bolt one on a new winchester model 70 featherweight in a 7mm-08.  I've had several Monarch UCC 3-9x40's, along with various Leupold's but looking for something different on this rifle.
Thanks a million....
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/02/2011 at 15:18
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I don't have either of these, but I've had several of the original FFII's in 3-9x40 and one in 4.5-14x42 which is my favorite. They have been great scopes with very good glass for the price. I can't say much bad about them, but can say a lot of great things about it. The only thing that I can say isn't great on it imo is the eye piece design where it rotates to change magnification. The new E1 fixed that problem, so it should be even better.

I also have a couple of the Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40's, and imo the glass in the Burris FFII beats out the Monarchs pretty easily. I do like the turrets on the Monarch better since you can reset them to zero and they just have a good feel, but I like everything else about the FFII from the glass to the reticle, to the whole scope basically including the price. Plus for $80 you can have Burris install their Tac 2 target knobs on the FFII and then I don't think the Monarchs even have that advantage. I actually have a Burris I'd like to have those knobs installed on now, but I just hate to take it off of the gun because it shoots so well.

I just can't recommend the FFII enough for the price. There is nothing I've used that even comes close until you step up to the Ziess Conquest, and even then the difference doesn't seem to be huge. Certainly not double the performance, but it does have slightly better glass to my eyes.

As for the Nitrex, I've not used nor seen one in person so I can't comment on it. I've read pretty great things on other sites, but I've not read much on here about them. I'm curious to find out more about these too as I've thought about buying one to try.

Edited by slowr1der - October/02/2011 at 15:21
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/04/2011 at 17:36
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The Nitrex TR-1 3-9x42 is a great scope for the price if you can mount it on your rifle.  The shape and design of the scope does not allow much room to slide it forward or backward to set proper eye relief.  You may need to buy tactical weaver-style bases to be able to position it correctly.  I used Burris Xtreme Tactical bases to mount mine.  Once I got it mounted I really liked it.  With the TR-1 you are basically getting a Weaver Grand Slam for under $150.  The Nitrex box says Weaver, the scope says made in Japan, and the quality is what you would expect from a Weaver scope made in Japan - it's pretty good.  I also recommend the TR-1 1.5-5x32.  I put one on a Marlin 336 30-30 and it has turned out to be a great combination.  I plan to drop a few deer with it this season. 

The Nitrex are on closeout because the brand never took off, so once they're gone, they're gone.  You have to decide whether a scope with a dead brand name and poor resale value is worth the really low closeout price.  In my personal experience, it is.
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