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Old 10-21-2020, 02:12 AM
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As posted in a previous thread, I have decided to use the new and now available Burris Signature HD scopes on 2 of my 22LR hunting rifles: Anschutz 1416 HB T6M and a full KIDD Supergrade. Intended use is small game hunting out to 100 yards and I plan to go with the Ballistic E3 MOA reticle for both of them.

Final decision is which magnification: 3-15x44mm or 5-25x50mm

I have read all the posts that say you do not need more than a 3x9, but I am a admitted magnification junky. I would prefer to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it. So I am leaning towards the 5-25.

One good thing is the 5-25 is a 30mm tube and I already have a nice set of Kelbly 30mm rings so no need to buy more.

Other than the additional length (1 inch longer) and the additional weight (3.2oz), are there any other reasons to not get the higher magnification?

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Old 10-21-2020, 05:38 AM
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The on-line Burris catalog on my screen does not show the E3 MOA reticle available on those scopes. I could be wrong. If it were me, I'd want the 2-10 X on a field rifle. Next I'd choose the 3-15X. As a matter of personal preference, I do not like the reticles offered. The BDC type reticles do me no good at all; they are ALWAYS wrong at some or all ranges. Nice scopes though.
If you don't mind the size and weight of the 5-25, sounds like you have your winner.
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On a hunting scope, I would want the 3-15 alternative. I like the wider field of view at 3X to shoot running game and 15X is plenty magnification out to 300 yards for me (and I too am a mag junky).
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:17 AM
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Please let us know how you like the scopes when you get them. I have not yet had any feedback on the new Chinese made Burris scopes.
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As posted in a previous thread, I have decided to use the new and now available Burris Signature HD scopes on 2 of my 22LR hunting rifles: Anschutz 1416 HB T6M and a full KIDD Supergrade. Intended use is small game hunting out to 100 yards and I plan to go with the Ballistic E3 MOA reticle for both of them.

Final decision is which magnification: 3-15x44mm or 5-25x50mm

I have read all the posts that say you do not need more than a 3x9, but I am a admitted magnification junky. I would prefer to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it. So I am leaning towards the 5-25.

One good thing is the 5-25 is a 30mm tube and I already have a nice set of Kelbly 30mm rings so no need to buy more.

Other than the additional length (1 inch longer) and the additional weight (3.2oz), are there any other reasons to not get the higher magnification?

Thanks
I really like what I've researched on these scopes, haven't seen one in person. I like the 3-15, and will probably pull the trigger on one this winter. I am dying to see a review and a good look at the illuminated E3 reticle.
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:39 PM
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The on-line Burris catalog on my screen does not show the E3 MOA reticle available on those scopes. I could be wrong. If it were me, I'd want the 2-10 X on a field rifle. Next I'd choose the 3-15X. As a matter of personal preference, I do not like the reticles offered. The BDC type reticles do me no good at all; they are ALWAYS wrong at some or all ranges. Nice scopes though.
If you don't mind the size and weight of the 5-25, sounds like you have your winner.
The Burris website shows both, here are the product numbers:
- 3-15: 200531
- 5-25: 200533

They are both brand new so may not be on the on-line catalog yet.
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I have been curious about the 3-15 also. Wish they would have kept the weight down around 15oz like the fullfield e1 4.5-14 though.
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What is the purpose for the scope?


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The on-line Burris catalog on my screen does not show the E3 MOA reticle available on those scopes. I could be wrong. If it were me, I'd want the 2-10 X on a field rifle. Next I'd choose the 3-15X. As a matter of personal preference, I do not like the reticles offered. The BDC type reticles do me no good at all; they are ALWAYS wrong at some or all ranges. Nice scopes though.
If you don't mind the size and weight of the 5-25, sounds like you have your winner.
The Burris website shows both, here are the product numbers:
- 3-15: 200531
- 5-25: 200533

They are both brand new so may not be on the on-line catalog yet.
I've seen the factory illustration, I'm interested in an actual picture, (signalman style) something a little more real world.
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The higher magnification will make short range target acquisition more difficult. You specify 100 yards maximum. What is your anticipated minimum distance shot?
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The higher magnification will make short range target acquisition more difficult. You specify 100 yards maximum. What is your anticipated minimum distance shot?
Honestly had not thought much about that. Minimum parallax is 25 yards, cannot image to many shots short of that.
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On a hunting scope, I would want the 3-15 alternative. I like the wider field of view at 3X to shoot running game and 15X is plenty magnification out to 300 yards for me (and I too am a mag junky).
GladesGuy, thanks for the comment. I have almost no practice shooting at a moving target unless with a shotgun, but certainly something to consider.
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GladesGuy, thanks for the comment. I have almost no practice shooting at a moving target unless with a shotgun, but certainly something to consider.
have someone drag a tennis ball on a string while running through the yard, then try to follow it setting the scope at each minimum magnification. Then imagine it is twice as hard because the fur will often blend with the background.
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