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#6283011 - 05/01/16 10:19 PM Burris 5-25 XTR II vs SWFA SS HD 5-20
2Beez Offline
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Registered: 07/17/15
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Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
Looking to buy one or the other very soon and Burris keeps popping up. I was set on SWFA but what would you do?

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#6283022 - 05/01/16 10:36 PM Re: Burris 5-25 XTR II vs SWFA SS HD 5-20 [Re: 2Beez]
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Burris
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#6283172 - 05/02/16 07:31 AM Re: Burris 5-25 XTR II vs SWFA SS HD 5-20 [Re: 2Beez]
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Registered: 12/16/08
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Man that's a tough one. The SS 5-20 I have has been punished, and keeps on keeping on. That's what we were shooting 1575 yards with. The glass is very, very good. I dare say I'll never sell it.

The Burris has better features though. The turrets are better, it comes with a sunshade, comes with Burris scope caps (which are awesome) the illumination turns itself off after two hours of use. It's a heavy sucker, though. The 34mm tube gives it lots of travel, and lots of strength, but it makes it weigh more.

I would need a Burris 20X to compare glass clarity side by side with the SS, to make a sure determination on which one is more clear, or if they're even. If they are even in clarity I'd go with the Burris.
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#6283233 - 05/02/16 08:27 AM Re: Burris 5-25 XTR II vs SWFA SS HD 5-20 [Re: 2Beez]
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The glass on the Burris will be a touch lower quality than the swfa but has tons more features and a better reticle in the scr.
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#6283425 - 05/02/16 10:36 AM Re: Burris 5-25 XTR II vs SWFA SS HD 5-20 [Re: 2Beez]
J McCoy Offline


Registered: 03/31/09
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Loc: Frisco,TX
Features - Burris
Glass Quality - SWFA

I've looked through both. Those are my conclusions.

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#6283826 - 05/02/16 03:03 PM Re: Burris 5-25 XTR II vs SWFA SS HD 5-20 [Re: 2Beez]
2Beez Offline
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Registered: 07/17/15
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The reticle on the Burris looks a little better but I haven't looked through either so I am just basing it off of pictures. I already bought once and cried once so I am trying to nail this one. I appreciate the information very much cheers

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