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Santa didn't bring me my 24x Leupold scope so I guess I will be buying one myself. Does anyone have experience with the Burris 8x32 compared to the Leupold 24x fixed scope? I shoot target only, mostly at 100 yrds. Would the Burris at 24x be comparable to the Leupold ? I guess the big advantage would be being able to dial down the power on really hot days with the variable. A used Burris 8x32, used Leupold 24x, or new Weaver 24x all run about the same at $400 or so. Thanks..
 

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If those were my only choices...

I'd go with the Burris 8x32. The variable is much more versatile. Having owned a couple of them and since I watch the prices, I can tell you that you can find that scope used for less than $400. Just be patient.

The Luepold 24X is a good scope if you want a fixed power and I think you'll find it cheaper as well. Watch the benchrest central classifieds.

If you're looking at a fixed power only, you can find the Weaver 36x used for $300-325. I think you can still get a new one for less than $400. If you're only punching paper, this would be my choice....the Weaver 36X used or possibly a used Sightron. I have both and they are good.

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I would look at the Weaver 24 or the Sightron 24. I have a Weaver 36 on my short range benchgun. And have 2 - 24 Sightron. All good scopes.

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I just got an older Burris Black Diamond 8-32x50mm and to be honest I'm realy supprised how clear and bright it is. Granted its a $700+ scope but I got it for $400 with a set of Burris Xtreem rings , so their are deal to be had out their
another great scope to look for is the Nikon 6.5-20x44mm Monarch they are realy good scopes and you can find them used for under $400
 

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I have 2 Black Diamonds, one 6x24 and one 8x32 and I have been completely happy with them. Samson, if you see any more bargains like you got on your BD I sure would be interested in getting another BD.
 

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The Black Diamon is Burris's top of the line scope. I have a couple and I'm very happy with them.

The signature line are not near the same quality.
 

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you would love the 8-32 no doubt.....

I have 4 of them and they are very reliable. I also have 2 of the 6-24's and love them also. If I could, I would turn the 6-24's into 8-32's.
 

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My personal opinion is that most of the time the scopes in the 36 power range are just too much magnification. Ever try one over snow? I have a Leupold 36x and two of the Baush & Lomb 24x and I think the optical quality of the B&L's are better than the Leupold. Don't want to get anything started but I think Leupold scopes are a bit over rated and yes I know all about their customer service.
 

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Don't want to get anything started but I think Leupold scopes are a bit over rated and yes I know all about their customer service.
Yes, if you own any of them, you'll likely be needing that customer service too..

I've owned hundreds of scopes and the only 2 brands I've ever had to send back for repair were Leupold and Shepard. One Leupold had to be sent back 3 times for the same problem. Shepard took forever and still didn't fix the scope.

I still have a few Leupolds, but I won't be buying any more of them.

There are better scopes out there for less money in my opinion.
 

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Willieboy, I had the last of the Leupold 24x in the BRD model. I never did like that scope due to some issues with very poor tracking, parallax - focus. I did purchase this brand new and struggled with it for about 2 years before selling. I have replaced it with a variable - Weaver Grand Slam 6 - 20 and no more issues! Razor sharp optics and great tracking!
 

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variable - i would go with bushnell elite 4200 8x32. if you have to have a fine crosshair variable get the burris 8x32 fineplex.


fixed - i would go with bushnell elite 4200 36x
 

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You don't say which Burris 8-32 or which 24X Leupold. I have one Leupold left, a 24X that's maybe 20yrs old......the field of view is really too narrow even for rockchucks at 300, and the optics are nothing speical. If not for a very unique custom reticle, it wouldn't really be good for much of anything except target shooting. A fixed power 24 is about the most un-versatile scope you could buy. I also have a slew of Burris in 6-24 and 8-32 and wouldn't trade any of them for a Leupold. For 100yd target shooting and even on hot days, an 8-32 variable will be a whole lot more enjoyable to use. And if you really want to start enjoying your rifle, find some varmints and see how much fun it is to gutpile them.
 
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