Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jim's New Favorite Scope - Burris Timberline

 The majority of my personal air rifles have 3-9 scopes on them.  For general purpose shooting, plinking, hunting and even 50 yard target shooting at 1" Target Dots, the 3-9 proves to be a very versatile scope.

Recently, I have discovered the Burris Timberline  Rifle Scope 4.5-14x 32mm Adjustable Objective Ballistic Plex Reticle Matte.  This is my new favorite general purpose airgun scope.  It will paralax from 7 yards to infinity.  A 4.5 is still a low enough magnification to give a broad site picture for hunting, and the 14X gives a more precise view for longer range shooting.  My 50+ year old eyes really appreciate the extra magnification.

In comparison with my old favorite the Leupold 3-9 EFR,  it is similar size, only slightly more weight and allows for more magnification.  The Burris glass quality is very good.  You can actually range find with it quite effectively as it snaps in and out of paralax adjustment very sharply.

My biggest pet peeve with the current model of Leupolds 3-9 EFR is Leupold for what ever reason eliminated the rear ocular locking ring.  Why they would eliminate a minimal cost item from an upper end scope is beyond me.  Yes-the Burris does have the rear ocular lock ring.

Another nice feature on this scope is that it has multiple aim points on the reticle.  I would say the reticle in medium to fine in density which is again for target work, but offers enough mass for small game hunting.  With a price point of $275.00 it proves to be a Winner!

1 comment:

  1. I have this timberline on my .25 cal huntsman and love it ! For the money its hard to beat this clear, light scope.