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#4344009 - 08/21/10 02:06 AM Re: Vortex vs Burris? [Re: kenjs1]
michigan70 Offline

Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 36
Loc: Michigan
I don't have a FF II, but I do have a Burris Compact and I just purchased a Vortex Viper 2x7.

I have always thought of the Burris as a good quality riflescope, and it has held up well.

But the Viper is better glass. Time will tell how well it holds up.

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#4349909 - 08/23/10 03:17 PM Re: Vortex vs Burris? [Re: michigan70]
TexasPhotog Offline
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Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 1771
I've owned and used both. The Vortex has better glass and much better customer service.
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#4350065 - 08/23/10 04:14 PM Re: Vortex viper 2-7 vs Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40? [Re: Stoneybroke]
Folically_Challenged Offline
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Registered: 05/22/07
Posts: 3305
Loc: Hamiltucky, OH
The Viper gets you into the Signature Select class, for the same $$ as the FFII level.

I owned a 2-7 Viper for $269, and thought it was a solid value then. When they went < $175, I had to buy another.

That, coupled with the way that Vortex treats people, make this an easier decision than most.

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#4350982 - 08/23/10 10:02 PM Re: Vortex viper 2-7 vs Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40? [Re: Folically_Challenged]
Magnumdood Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 9264
Loc: Working my way back to Texas
I took the plunge and bought one of the 2-7x32 Vortex Vipers. I'll certainly be buying another, and soon, before they run out. It's a helluva scope for the $$.

#4351781 - 08/24/10 02:36 AM Re: Vortex viper 2-7 vs Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40? [Re: Magnumdood]
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Registered: 11/25/03
Posts: 945
Loc: PA
I found a NIB Burris Euro-Diamond 1.5-6X40mm in the classifieds and couldn't resist. Now, if I can just talk the CFO into a 2x7x40 Vortex, all will be well.

#4351888 - 08/24/10 03:26 AM Re: Vortex viper 2-7 vs Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40? [Re: Stoneybroke]
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Registered: 05/01/08
Posts: 16540
Loc: Hermantown MN
Glad you got that Euro Diamond because it was sorely tempting me and I don't need another scope.
Now if someone would buy that 1-4x24 Euro D I'd be clear.
109ft FOV!!!!
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#4357632 - 08/26/10 11:14 AM Re: Vortex viper 2-7 vs Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40? [Re: nsaqam]
jimone Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 625
Loc: Maine USA
Just mounted a 2-7 Viper yesterday, comparing with others this rainy Maine morning. Looking into dark woods at 50-75 yds.
2-7 Viper as good optically as 2-7 VX-I Leupold, Viper has much more scope showing around edges.
3-9x40 Redfield has much brighter image at 7x than either, would have left it on if it fit the rifle better.
I would buy another Redfield before the Viper I think, though I would like to compare 2-7's head to head.
1.8-5.5x38 Zeiss Conquest blows all these away, though longer and heavier.
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#4358084 - 08/26/10 02:55 PM Re: Vortex viper 2-7 vs Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40? [Re: jimone]
Dantheman Offline
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Registered: 05/26/05
Posts: 974
Loc: Orange County, NY
I have compared the Viper 2-7x32 to a vari-x ii 2-7x33 and I think the Viper beats it hands down except for field of view. That's my only disappointment with the 2-7x32 Viper. Like jmone said...lots of scope around the edges.

I have a Diamondback 1.75-5x32 that has a much better field of view. Optics appear bright but the clarity around the very edges suffers some compared to the Viper. I'll see how they are in the field...but right now I think I like my Diamondback better for the application because of the field of view.


#4370760 - 08/31/10 01:44 AM Re: Vortex vs Burris? [Re: kenjs1]
Marshhawk Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 351
Loc: Wisconsin
I have been to the Vortex offices/store located just outside Madison,WI. I have been in there a couple times and I promise you that you would have to look long and hard to find a better group of people.

They genuinely care about their customers.It is just amazing to me that more business people don't get it like they do. I actually feel more like a friend then a customer when in there.
We talked not only optics but hunting,shooting,any plans for the weekend etc.

I currently own 3 Vortex scopes.2 diamondbacks and a Crossfire.Next will probably be a Viper for a Sako 270 I have.

Last year Tim(Vortex) was going to donate a scope for a young man here but then someone else had gave him a scope so they donated a pair of binoculars.

Total first class company.

Disclaimer..I do not work for them nor have any family that does:)lol

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