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Have been in the market for a new scope and seemed to have settled for either the Burris FFII or the Vortex D'Back in the 4.5x12x40 model. 

I have heard some issues with the Burris' being tough to adjust in the cold weather and that some have had issues with customer service.  However there have been a lot of praises as well.   

The Vortex scopes I have not been around but I have a set of the bins and have been more than pleased with them and the warranty dept.  Though I can't find much on the scopes what I do find in nothing but good. 

Any suggestions?
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i had a ffII and yes sometimes in cold weather adjusting the power ring is tough. i was fortunate enough to get to play with a vortex diamond back scope for two weeks and i was pretty happy with it, its nothing fancy. it gets the job done though. i like there warranty, and they seem to make nice products for the money in all there product lines.
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You may want to try the Vortex.The mass produced Burris FFII is made in the Phillipines.The Vortex warranty is better and is a good value over the FFII.  

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the only gripe i had with the d'back scope,  and it was a small one at that was that i would prefer a touch more eye relief. 3.5-3.3 inches isnt terrible, the 4200 elite is similar to this as well. like i said that is minor for me, otherwise i was very impressed with it for a sub $200 scope the 3x9x40 was as nice as my nikon buckmaster, and maybe had an edge in clarity. i really liked the reticle the demo model had.


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I just can't get used to the eye piece/power ring adjuster and that alone will keep me from owning one.
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Where is the Diamondback made?
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Thanks for the input.  I see that the Nikon Primos is also within my budget.  Would this be considered a better option than the D'back? 

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The Team Primos is a good scope.
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Originally posted by BL Drake BL Drake wrote:

Thanks for the input.  I see that the Nikon Primos is also within my budget.  Would this be considered a better option than the D'back? 


absolutely! the primos is the same scope as the old monarch ucc except it has the bdc reticle. i love the one i have.
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You should also consider Busnell Elite 3200. It's very good scope for the money and it's with in your price range. 
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the primos is better its comparable to the 4200 elite, which i also have one of.
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I had a 4200 and did not care for the short eye relief.  I also had trouble picking up the reticle in low light conditions.  Don't get me wrong good glass just wasn't for me.  I got rid of the scope and the search began anew.

I pulled the trigger on the Primos today eagerly awaiting it's arrival.  Thanks for all the input and advise. 
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