I bought this scope cause I needed a new one for my 22-250 I put the old one on a new weatherby I got. This scope is so clear I love it and I think it will be my new brand of scope seeing as how nikon doesn't want to be a part of the hunting business any more.
Easy to sight in and adjust. The distance hashes and dots actually do help in the wind and when at range. Holds zero. Doesn't have the clarity of a Zeiss scope, but its definitely better than a cheapo no name brand. When considering the savings the trade off is worth it if you're not ready to break the bank for a higher priced alternative. So far I've used it on targets out past 400 yards with ease. I know it can do farther I just don't have any ranges close to me that can accommodate shots at distances much beyond that. I bought it to do shots out to 600 yards, and based on my experience so far I'm confident it will be capable of at least that, and probably further.
This was the second one I bought, for the price it’s a great deal and perfect for me. Affordable well made good optics. These scopes are selling fast and hard to find on other sites. If you are thinking about it just buy it, soon to be phased out of production if not already.
For the money this scope is fantastic! I love how much light it lets in when the sun is going down and the overall quality of it. You can't go wrong with Burris. I will switching all of my rifles with these scopes.
Just picked up my second one of these. For 330 bucks with Amazon Prime and the Burris Forever warranty you will be hard pressed to find a better 4.5-14x42 AO scope. The glass clarity rivals Leupold VX-II and III. It's much better light transmission than my 2010-ish Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 for a little more than half the price of that or a third the price of a comparable Leupold. I was tempted to branch out and try a Vortex or SWFA when I bought this second Burris E1. I looked at several other brands and models in person after doing some research. I couldn't talk myself out of just getting another Burris E1 4.5-14. If you're happy with a Vortex, Hawke, Redfield, Nikon, Leupold, etc. awesome. If you want to try a Burris, you won't regret buying this one. The E1 reticle does everything you will need for medium range. If you know what you're doing, there won't be any problems going out beyond 500 yds. The scope or BDC reticle doesn't make you a stick. Practice does that.