I believe we shooters are living in the Golden Age of optics.
Reflex,red dots,variable power. Tactical,target,or hunting. Whatever your need,whatever your budget,the number of optics for us to choose from is quite astounding!
I have a 1903A4 Springfield made by Remington,barrel stamped 4-43 that was professionally customized and tuned and is a real beauty.
It is topped by a nice Redfield 3-9x40 with a post retical.
A top of the line scope back in it's day.(still great IMO)
However, I have a modern Weaver Grandslam on my Savage 99 that is nicer and cost less(adjusting for inflation anyway.)
I also have owned a few Leupolds and consider them an outstanding value.
Currently the only one I have is a 3-9x40 VX2 on my bull barreled varminter AR-15.
When I built my latest hunting rifle,a 6.8spc w/fluted stainless 18" barrel I was convinced that I would need at least a VX2 scope to be satisfied. So I started saving for one.
In the meantime, my cousin pointed out that Burris was offering a $50 rebate on Fullfield2 scopes.
I really like the Burris P.E.P.R. scope mounts, but have never had a Burris scope.
I read the various reviews on the Fullfield2 and decided to get one.
My confidence was shaken abit when I found I was able to buy one for about the same price as a Leupold Rifleman.(even before the rebate)
Don't get me wrong,I think the Riflemans are a decent scope, but probably less so than a VX1 and they are certainly no VX2!
Imagine my suprise after receiving the scope and mounting it on a P.E.P.R. just how clear the scope was. I like the ballistic retical. Very crisp image. Holds zero even after repeated power adjustments.
Excellent light gathering properties too.
I have yet to hunt with it,but my impression from the bench is I think I like it even more than my VX2.
At least equally well anyway,but factoring in the cost gives it the edge.
And this from what most would consider a "budget" scope. Outstanding!
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