This is my second purchase of this scope. I have one mounted on my AR and just finished mounting the second one on my Winchester XPR .338. I have high end scopes but for the money and most importantly the quality this is a very nice scope that is easy to dial in and can handle anything that the high enders can do for a fraction of the $
Love the clearness of the Optics on the Burris i'm glad i purchased it a lot better than the one I had on my rifle.
I have several high quality scopes. Burris, Nikon, Leupold, Zeiss etc. I have more Burris glass than anything else. Probably six. The E1 illuminated 3-9 is a perfect eastern inside the timberline scope. I put this scope on an older S1 Stainless Weatherby Vanguard SubMOA in 270 WSM. The rifle is a tac driver! The combo of this E1 on that rifle is hands down the best bolt action rifle I own and the best rifle to hunt with. The scope is crisp and clear a s a bell. The E1 reticle centers my eye, and the red light illumination option is perfect for getting the reticle on a deer through the woods. Our club land is all mixed hardwoods and pines. We get nice lanes of 100 to 200 yards that whitetails and an occasional black bear cross through. The E1 optic is very fast acquisition and transmits a lot of light for early first light and late last light opportunities. This rifle and scope combo have become my go-to deer rifle. I recently got my hands on anther S1 Sub MOA that has a C4 Burris on it. I will be swapping that scope out for another E1 illuminated. If you are hunting similar country or light conditions to this, I strongly suggest you consider scope as a first choice for glass.
I have three Burris scopes on three Weatherby rifles. I put an E1 Illuminated on a Weatherby 270 WSM a few years ago mostly because the scope was somewhat interesting looking. The rifle happens to be a tack driver and the glass was, typical of Burris quality; outstanding. So that was at the range sighting the rifle in. Fast forward, in deer camp a few months later, the illumination and floating etched reticle of this scope for shooting through lanes inside pines and hardwoods is as good as you can hope for. Upstate on NY whitetail bucks appear mostly at first and last light, finding the reticle with the shadows of forest in the field of focus and picking out a target at 100 yards is close to impossible. In the early morning and the late afternoon as the sun is setting I turn on the illumination and eliminate the worry of where the reticle is. As the day gets lighter or darker I just adjust the intensity of the illumination with the knob on the left side of the turret. As far as holding zero, even on a snappy 270 WSM, no problem at all. In two years I have had to make zero adjustments on this scope.
This scope compliments my vintage Ruger 77 in 35 Whelen nicely. The E 1 Reticle is ideal for quick target acquisition as well as size and distance estimates. Clear sight to the extreme edges and 30 mm tube Combined with 40 mm objective allows for closer mount to bore, longer eye relief for a stout recoil like the 35 Whelen.