RotoMetals2StainLess Steel MediaLee PrecisionMidSouth Shooters Supply
Titan ReloadingInline FabricationGraf & Sons

Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 6000 USD, Received: 4840 USD (81%)
We have reached our goal! Thanks to all who donated! I will be updating the donation bar in the next few days!
Our Annual server fund drive is going on now! This donation drive helps fund Cast Boolits for an entire year, and helps support our 2nd amendment rights! You can donate by Paypal by clicking the DONATE button. Or by Cash / Check / MO to the address below:

Willy Snyder
PO Box 2732
Pocatello, ID 83206
****Due to overwhelming e-mails, I will be very slow in updating this list. Please bear with me!****


Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Old Burris vs. old Leupold

  1. #1

    Old Burris vs. old Leupold

    I have a Marlin Varmint King .222 and I want to scope it. What do you all prefer. I want decent magnification and no bigger than 40mm objective. I'm looking on eBay of course. Thanks!!
    NRA Life Member

  2. #2
    Boolit Master Drm50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    816
    I'm not familiar with that rifle. Is it one of the Sako rifles branded Marlin from late 50-60? If so
    I like a straight 6x, unless it is a heavy barrel rifle that you aren't going to be shooting off hand.
    I have had several 222 Rems, sporter weight. They make a neat sneak gun for varmits. I say 6x
    because that is most power I can shoot offhand well. I look at them as 300yd guns. I have 2, 722
    Rems. One has Leupold 6x, the other K12x. I don't do varibles but a Leupold 3x9 should be a good
    outfit.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator

    Preacher Jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,370
    Trigger I have one of those and a 12 power weaver, great old rifle and still nails whistle pigs at 300.

  4. #4
    Yes it's a Sako action and Marlin barrel. I've been thinking straight power too.
    NRA Life Member

  5. #5
    Boolit Master






    Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    munising Michigan
    Posts
    13,909
    I guess it depends on what Leopold your talking. Im a big Leopold fan but don't care for the old vari x 2 or the first vx1s. they had friction adjustments and only multi coated lenses was the objective lense. The old buris's were fully multicoated. Now if you have an old vari x III id say its a step up from any old burris.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

  6. #6
    Thanks so much. That's what I was looking for.
    NRA Life Member

  7. #7
    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,130
    Don't overlook a 70's vintage K10 or T10 Weaver either.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    I've had bad luck with older Weaver's adjustable scopes. Are the fixed powers better?
    NRA Life Member

  9. #9
    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,130
    Quote Originally Posted by pull the trigger View Post
    I've had bad luck with older Weaver's adjustable scopes. Are the fixed powers better?
    Much better. IMO fixed powers of every make are better than their variables.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    Boolit Master am44mag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    NE Texas
    Posts
    407
    The old El Paso made Weavers are great scopes and sell at a very cheap price for what they are. I have a K4 on my Husqvarna, and even by modern standards it's pretty clear. A K12 might fit what you're wanting.
    ______________________________________________
    Aaron

  11. #11
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    406
    From personal experience I can tell you that Leopold DOES NOT honor their warranty.
    If you send them a 30yr old top of the line scope that you spent $125 on in 1974, they will send you a bottom of the barrel scope with fuzzy edges that you can buy from MIDWAY on sale for $175.
    Rip off. They also sell cheap chinese made optics under their name. Without admitting it in their website or catalog. You don't find out until you open the box and find the little tiny gold sticker that says china.

    Burris replaced a Scout Scope my 400lb friend stepped on with the same good clear glass as It's predecessor.
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

  12. #12
    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,130
    Burris actually tested my 6x Fullfield until they saw what I was talking about. It would lose zero sitting in the rack. They called me up and said "We can't fix this older model but we have a brand new discontinued 6x Fullfield we'll send you. Done deal, good deal!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

  13. #13
    Boolit Master






    Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    munising Michigan
    Posts
    13,909
    Old weaver k series scopes are pot luck. First of all THERE OLD! Most of the ones ive had and handled had a yellow look to the lenses and very poor light gathering. None of the old fixed power k series had multi coated lenses. Some even had lost there gas charge due to dried out seals. Personaly I wouldn't give 50 bucks for another. You can buy a blister pack tasco at Walmart and have a scope that's just as reliable and has just as good of glass. Im not going to risk a hunt on a 50 year old scope of any brand. Ive even owned two vari x leupolds that lost there seal due to age. Personaly I wouldn't even buy a 30 year old leupold.
    Quote Originally Posted by pull the trigger View Post
    I've had bad luck with older Weaver's adjustable scopes. Are the fixed powers better?
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

  14. #14
    Boolit Master

    Hickory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Great Black Swamp of Northwest Ohio
    Posts
    3,611
    I would say that for the money nowadays the Burris is the best buy. My next scope will be a Burris.
    Political correctness is a national suicide pact.

    I am a sovereign individual, accountable
    only to God and my own conscience.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check