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Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? #196212 11/28/2018 2:32 PM
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I found a good deal on a silver finished Burris Posi-loc 1.5-4 handgun scope. My research indicates this scope hasn't been made for quite a while and the opinions run the gamut from "works great" to "they're crap!". I found an old thread from our friend James from Jersey asking about one of these years ago, but I didn't see an update. Does anyone have any info they can share on this model? I could likely get this one for around $65 and it would be used on a .223 or .35 Rem (someday 358 JDJ!) barreled Contender. Thanks everyone!


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Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: JDK] #196219 11/28/2018 5:20 PM
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John, I had the same silver Burris 1.5-4X and took it to the range mounted on a 44 and found the crosshair had broke in the center. Sent it back to Burris who repaired it free of charge and it worked fine.. I eventually sold it to buy a Leupold 2.5-8... Best of luck....


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Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: JDK] #196224 11/28/2018 6:08 PM
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Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: Gregg Richter] #196237 11/29/2018 12:39 AM
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I HAD CROSSHAIRS FAIL IN POSILOCKS I HAD ON HEAVY KICKING REVOLVERS, I WOULD NOT TRUST THEM ON HEAVY KICKERS.


"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.
Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: 45MAN] #196238 11/29/2018 12:49 AM
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I appreciate the input guys. This scope is used and has been through a few people, but all claim to not have actually used it. I'm a bit suspicious and don't want a "project" scope, even at a good price. I'll likely pass at this point. Take care gents!


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Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: JDK] #196269 11/29/2018 8:02 PM
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Buy it, if it is at a good price. If it has problems, return to Burris under their lifetime warranty. They will either repair or replace. Never had a problem with Posi-Lock scopes.

PS: I have this same scope on my Raging Bulls in 454 Casull and 480 Ruger with no problems.


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Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: Sawfish] #196272 11/29/2018 10:34 PM
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"Cheap" scopes are too expensive. Buy a 2X or 4X Leupold or a 2-6X Bushnell.

Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: 500WE] #196409 12/04/2018 12:55 AM
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 Originally Posted By: 500WE
"Cheap" scopes are too expensive. Buy a 2X or 4X Leupold or a 2-6X Bushnell.


A 4X is better for small game than a 2X, you have much better target definition. I own some Burris scopes, but would never buy a Posi-lock.

Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: MS Hitman] #196437 12/05/2018 2:18 PM
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At $65 buy it. If anything is wrong with it send it back. I have been impressed with the newer scopes it will probably be replaced with if it does have a problem.

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Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: Bob Roach] #196440 12/05/2018 5:48 PM
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AT $65 IT IS TEMPTING BUT DOWNTIME ON A SCOPE, SHIPPING 'EM, etc. HAS ITS HIDDEN COSTS, PLUS WITH MURPHY'S LAW IT WILL BREAK WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT/NEED IT THE MOST.


"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.
Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: 45MAN] #196441 12/05/2018 6:01 PM
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No comments on the burris, but for a .223 or 35 rem you'll be much happier with a 2-6, 2.5-7 or 2.5-8. The Simmons gold medal 2.5-7 was a rock solid handgun scope and if you can find one reasonably priced I wouldn't hesitate to get one.

I agree on the cheap scope comment, especially for handguns. Stick with scopes that have a reputation for holding up to the recoil, and pay what they cost.

Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: Paul_H] #196442 12/05/2018 10:47 PM
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I was pretty happy with my 1.5 x 4 Burris scopes. During one of the NAHHC hunts at the YO Ranch, I was hunting with Pat Beckett of Burris, and he asked me how I liked the 1.5 x 4 Burris. I told him that I liked it fine because of its wide field of view at low power. He was using a 2 x 7 and told me that it had the same field of view at low power as the 1.5 x 4, plus additional magnification in a more compact scope. I looked through his 2 x 7, and right then and there, made the 2 x 7 Burris my number one HG scope.


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Re: Burris 1.5-4 Posi-loc? [Re: Sawfish] #196494 12/08/2018 3:06 PM
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I never had a problem with any Burris handgun scope, I've owned both posi lock and non posi lock, but I agree the 2-7X is my choice, and I find the 2X setting is better in that last 10 minutes of legal light over the 1.5X in the 1-4X.

I have well over 1000 rounds of brutal 460 loads on the one I have on the Encore with zero failures over the past 8 years. Thats cheaper the tasco used to be, Buy it!


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