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Opinions on Burris 1-4x24 XTR Rifle Scope?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by ZeroRing, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Anyone own one of these that would care to give their opinions on the setup? I am looking for something to mate to my AR once the parts arrive and this is one of the "choices" I am considering.

    I already have one of the Burris Fast Fire Red Dot Sights on my GSG-5 and I really like it. My question has more to do with whether or not the 1-4x24 scope is worth the green rectangles or not?

    The thing that I like about this setup is that it's about half what a Trijicon + Red Dot goes for. :thumbup:

    burris XTR-14.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2008
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Great looking unit, sounds like they're built like tanks, too.
     
  4. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    I have one,In my opinion it is the best....I mount a Burris on all my rifles and I figured why not this one.....I questioned the cost but after some research I bought one...Since mounted three friends of mine have bought one...I need to raise this up some but here it is...
    If you buy one,You will not be disappointed...

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  5. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Good to hear that you are happy with it. I've already got the Fast Fire on my GSG-5 and was hoping that the XTR would be a good fit on my future (waiting on parts) AR. :thumbup:
     
  6. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    What is your price on it? I own a bunch of Burris glass... been pretty happy overall.
     
  7. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    This one is not for sale....I have been considering a sling for it though....
     
  8. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I was curious about Zero Ring's price he was going to pay.... of course I am more than happy to ship you a sling.... or two... or three.. :)
     
  9. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    with the red dot sitting that high wouldn't that limit its effectiveness? You'd have the distance you sighted it in for and not much else right?

    I've been considering getting one too and that's my only concern.
     
  10. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Yes....most guys have them mounted for fast shots at close ( <50 yards ) targets. Think 3 gun, or Practical Rifle.

    Scope for distance, dot for up close and fast.
     
  11. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I've seen the XTR only on eBay for about $550 and once I saw the full setup (including the Fast Fire Red Dot and the rings, part #201903) for around $740.

    I wish I'd have jumped on the "full" one... because once it sold I haven't seen it there since and the best price I've found elsewhere is in the low to mid $800 range. :(
     
  12. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    EXACTLY why it seemed like a good setup to have. :thumbup:
     
  13. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    All sights have mechanical offset. If the gun is sighted for 25 yards on an iron sighted AR the bullet "climbs" the 2.5 inches from the bore to the 25 yard zero.... then up (roughly in a 16" barrel) +3" at 50 and +6-7" at 100.... Regardless of the system you use the round is not like a laser, even though what you are looking at/through is. Mechanical offset/trajectory is pretty important to know for precision shooting. Especially upclose.
     
  14. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    The nice thing about this combo is that the scope can be sighted in for once distance and then the Red Dot can be sighted in for another (presumably closer) distance independently of the scope. :thumbup:
     
  15. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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  16. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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