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#182054 - 07/16/17 10:16 AM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: Ernie]
wvhitman
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Graf&Sons has the Bushnell 2-6 Elite in stock. $299.95. The 2-7 BPlex is $349 at Natchez Shooters Supply.

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#182066 - 07/17/17 03:04 PM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: wvhitman]
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Thanks. My only concern with the Bushnell is the fov@100 yds is only 10ft/4ft compared to the burris @21ft/7ft. I would say my time hunting is split 50/50 between the woods and the fields. For those of you with the experinece should I be concerned about the fov difference? I'm mostly thinking about the 30yd shot in the woods and being able to find my target

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#182067 - 07/17/17 04:13 PM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: InTim]
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For the thirty yard shot you turn it down to 2x. I am not trying to be funny but I always think about where my shot may come from and set the scope for that range. Remember you can usually turn it up for the longer shots but you may not have time to turn it down for the short shots.
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#182068 - 07/17/17 06:55 PM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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The real key is to practice with whatever you choose.
See how long it takes to go from carry position to ready to shoot.

As mentioned, turn your power down when in tight cover or even when stand hunting.
If it is a longer shot and you need more power (you can do a lot with the less magnification), you will typically have time to turn your magnification up.
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#182069 - 07/17/17 08:20 PM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: Ernie]
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I'm with you on keeping the magnification set low. Right now I'm between the burris 2x7 and the Bushnell elite 2x6. If I understand it correctly the fov on the Bushnell on 2 power @ 100 yds is 10ft. The question I have is will that fov decrease incrementally with the yardage? So at 30 yards it would be 3 feet. I'm sure either one will take some getting used to. I just want to understand what I'm purchasing as well as I can before I make a decision. Also if I understand it correctly the Bushnell has a constant eye relief regardless of magnification where the burris varies with the magnification setting.

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#182074 - 07/18/17 01:27 AM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: InTim]
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 Originally Posted By: InTim
I'm with you on keeping the magnification set low. Right now I'm between the burris 2x7 and the Bushnell elite 2x6. If I understand it correctly the fov on the Bushnell on 2 power @ 100 yds is 10ft. The question I have is will that fov decrease incrementally with the yardage? So at 30 yards it would be 3 feet. I'm sure either one will take some getting used to. I just want to understand what I'm purchasing as well as I can before I make a decision. Also if I understand it correctly the Bushnell has a constant eye relief regardless of magnification where the burris varies with the magnification setting.


I have the older 3200 series scopes and I've been very happy with them. I have 2-7X Burris' and like them but between the two I prefer the Bushnell. Bushnell's site shows the FOV is 4 feet with the 3500 series at 6X.

Here's a link:
Bushnell 3500 2-6 Specs
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#182162 - 07/25/17 09:45 PM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: pab1]
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My brother and I have several of the early 1990's 2.5-7 Burris Pistol Scopes. I was switching my newer barrels and revolvers over to UltraDots because I was not all that impressed with low light performance with the older USA made Burris Pistol scopes.
While giving my new MGM 357 maximum barrel a workout last year about this time I had the front end come apart on one of my older Burris scopes and sent it in for repair. They replaced it with a New 2-7 Plex. I was planning on selling it, and getting another 30mm UltraDot, but I ended up mounting it on my CVA Optima V2 muzzle loading pistol. I LIKE IT!!
The new scope is way brighter than the older ones. Hunting in low light, if you can make the deer out, you can find it in the scope, and get the crosshairs on target. If I had used one of the newer Burris scopes earlier, I probably would have fewer UltraDots.

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#182219 - 07/28/17 07:15 PM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: Bob Roach]
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I have 27 Burris handgun scopes in various configurations. I have found the 2 x 7 to be the most versatile for various conditions and guns, due to field of view. For Western hunting, the 3 x 12 is almost a must have. I bought my first Burris scope from Don Burris in the early seventies, and have been using them ever since.
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#182229 - 07/28/17 11:18 PM Re: Burris pistol scope [Re: Sawfish]
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Thanks to everyone who has taken time to share their opinions and experiences

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