Burris Fullfield II Mil Dot
Burris Optics introduced the fullfield II tactical series of scopes in 2006 and is offered as a lower cost alternative to their XTR line of “Extreme Tactical Riflescopes”. The fullfield line has always been known for good bright and clear optics with a large field of view and as a good value. Burris is a USA based scope manufacturer and has been around for quite a while. I have used several Burris optics through the years and have been pleased with them so far. I decided to try out their latest fullfield tactical with the ballistic mildot reticule.
The 6.5-20x version of the fullfield II Tactical is the only one offered with the ballistic mildot, which I found a bit odd for tactical scopes. I thought their 3-9x40mm and 4.5-14x50mm should also be available with mildot, or ballistic mildot reticule. Burris does have a custom shop, which I have used before, that can put that reticule in for you, but at an additional cost that I thought shouldn’t be necessary. As it is, the 6.5-20 model is the one we are reviewing here and it does indeed have the ballistic mildots. The reticule calibrated to be accurate at 14x, which is also marked on the eyepiece so you know exactly where to set it. The scopes come with an anodized OD Green exterior finish that looks good, though it may not perfectly match your green finish exactly. For testing, I had it mounted on an all black rifle, and it still looked pretty good. But hey, I like green things!
A problem on all burris scopes is that when you adjust the power ring, the entire eye piece rotates. This is only a problem because if you have butler creek flip up scope caps, it rotates as well. This gets annoying in the field, and is the case on this scope as well. The adjustable objective is located on the bell and works as it should.
I would like to spend some time talking about the knobs. The knobs are known from Burris as the TAC-2 knobs and are a lower profile knob with a dust cover. Unfortunately, the knobs felt a bit “loose” or “mushy” and didn’t feel as precise as I thought they should. There is an audible click as well as a tactile feel, but it is not as defined or pronounced as I would like. I overshot my desired amount of adjustments a few times. All of that being said, the actual adjustments themselves were precise and repeatable. It shot great through the box and came right back to the point of aim, so I have no complaints there. I just prefer a more defined and precise adjustments on the knobs.
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