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Posted: 11/1/2009 1:44:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 1:49:38 PM EST by jwb47]
ok so I drank the koolaid and jumped on the burris band wagon . I saw cabelas had them and was offering a 5.00 shipping deal so combined with some cabela bucks I had I got the scope for 250.00 including tax and shipping..
as luck would have it I got sick then the monsoon season set in so I couldnt get out and shoot till today . I used a bushmaster match v with a 20 inch barrel , free floating tube , harris bi-pod and a two stage match trigger. here is the rifle below


sighting in wasnt to bad I was on target in 5 shots. the first thing I noticed was the sight is not as bright as I would of liked and I attribute that to it being a prism sight . next the reticule is small but I suppose it has to be since it is only a three power .
the reticule can get lost on a black object but when used with the red or green illumination picks up the target pretty fast. one thing I would like to say is even if the glass isnt the brightest I ever used it is crisp and the scope focused well .
I also liked the eye relief I think it is around 3 inches. at 25 and 50 yds shooting with both eyes open I found the sight to be quick on target and easy to make center of mass hits. here is a 50 yd 10 shot group fired off hand


I moved on to the 100 yd line and found the scope great for fast shots at a standard b-27 target the stadia lines on the sides of the 100 yd reticule bracket a silhouette at 100 yds so it was easy to put rounds in the center of the target I shot some 2-3 inch 5 shot groups at this range , shooting as fast as I could get back on target. so I moved on to the 200 yd line pictured below. see the little guy way down range




here is where it gets tricky I fired three groups of 5 using the 200 yd dot . the dot completely covers a 3 inch orange dot I placed on the target and it is necessary to use the illuminated reticule to see the 200 yd aiming point the results were centered groups in the 4-5 inch range with one 5 shot group all placed in the head not to shabby for a fat old guy with 50 yr old eyes.
sorry I have no pictures as my camera went belly up next time out I will make sure I take spare batteries which leads to the next question just how long will the batteries last? on the scope? time will tell.
so my final conclusion is this is a nice option to a red dot sight for ranges out to 200 and maybe 300 yds. It most certainly is not in the same class as an acog and I certainly didnt expect acog quality for the price , would I recomend it ? yes but I would suggest you look through one first and see if the reticule is right for you.

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:44:47 PM EST
Nice review.

do you have the optional sunshade attached in your picture?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:56:05 PM EST
yep I failed to mention the sun was right over head and very bright I didnt notice any flaring and the illumination didnt wash out.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 3:43:35 PM EST
JWB47:

looks like your results are similiar to mine:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=425799&page=18

what ammo were you shooting? If zero'd at 100 yrd, was your 200 yrd groups high or low or center when using the 200 yrd dot?
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