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looking to buy a new scope for my remington .270.i have a older burris 2x7 that has been great but,i would like something with a little more power.i'm not an expert with todays optics and need a little help in deciding what would be a good fit for my .270.any help or suggestions would be greatly appreiciated.   
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you cant go wrong with the burris FF2 w/B-plex 3-9x40..

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For about $29 more you could get a Zeiss Conquest in 3-9x40. 

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If you are used to a 2-7 which is a great power range for big game in my opinion.....you should look at one of the new Leupold VX-III 2.5-8x36 scopes with a Boone & Crockett reticle.

 

 

 

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FREE S&H and FREE Rings and Bases makes it about the same as a $400.00 scope
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ill back up chris aswell, cant go wrong with it.

 

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thanks for the help everyone.i went with the burris ff2 3x9.couldn't pass up the free spotter.once again thankyou
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Great deal and same concept as the B&C by Leupold, you won't be disappointed.  Burris makes a great scope and the Ballistic Plex is a lot of fun.

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I have been shooting for about 20 years and dealing with optics for about 15.  I think $400 is a good place in the rifle scope hierarchy.  It may not give you the very best, but it gives you a damn fine product.  Formost it get's you away from the $100-200 Mart scopes.

 

Docter makes a 3-9 for about $350 or E250.  It's heavy but tough as nails and brigher than any Vari-X III.

The Zeiss Conquest 3-9 is very bright, and tough enough.  I have one sitting on a custom 9.3x64.  It can deal with this recoil so it must be stout.

Nikon, Pentax, Leupold, Weaver (think Grandslam), and Burris all make really decent glass for under $400.

 

Burris tends to be the brightest of the American and Asian brands, but usually has less eye releif than the others.  I have two Burris 3-9 Fullfield 2s.  One on a 35 Whelan, the other on a Blaser 7x64 barrel.

 

Everyone has a Leupold.  I have only one bitch with the "L" word.  They seem to be the last people to improve something.  It took a lot years for Leupold to come up with a VARI-X II that was as good as a Fullfield 2.  The king of the mountain should look down and see what bullys want him off the hill.

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Very accurate last paragraph!!!!!!!!  Leupold makes a fine product, but the Vari-X-III's have been beat in light transmission by Weaver, Nikon, Burris, and Bushey 4200's for a number of years.  Can't say anything about the VX-III's though.  I have not looked through one of them at dark.  Most Leupys look "grainy" to me.  Not the resolution of the competition.
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