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August 31, 2021

Fullfield IV 3-12x42mm

Simple is a life the outdoorsman tends to live and simple is sometimes an idea that is sometimes forgotten in a world that is so hyped up with the next best thing.
By Jack Borcherding

If you're looking for simple, Burris’s Fullfield IV might just be what you're looking for. The Fullfield has been a simple scope for over 50 years. Maybe it's to top that rifle that has been passed down to you from your father or maybe you're looking to pass it down to your son. It could even be the need for long range accuracy to reach over the next ridge. It's the simple details Burris put into this rifle that make it just right for any hunter. Make no mistake, I am just like most hunters I like to tinker and toy with things, but at the same time I just want something that works. I’ve got to be able to look through the riflescope, squeeze the trigger, and know I am going to hit my mark. Burris does just that!

A couple days ago I received the Fullfield IV 3-12x42mm riflescope. Immediately I got an instant itch. I couldn’t wait to get it mounted and sight it in. After putting it in the vise, a few levels and turns of some screws it was mounted to my tried and true Savage 110 chambered in .270. This rifle was given to me when I was about 9 for my birthday. It has seen a lot of changes over its time, countless deer, mule deer, coyotes, a new stock, and a few different riflescopes. Nevertheless, it's still the one gun I carry to the field with me on opening day. It shoots well and I am confident with it. Confidence in an optic is important. That confidence mixed with Burris's Forever Warranty make the Fullfield IV the surest companion a hunter can have.

The Fullfield was a breeze to mount and even easier to sight in. One of the things that made it so easy was its ease of use. The full metal on metal contact made it easy to operate from the reticle focus to the turret cups. The turrets are also customizable. Which is awesome if you're wanting to get even more accuracy at longer ranges. If you're interested in doing this go to the custom knobs section of the Burris Optics website. All you have to do is enter in your muzzle velocity, bullet info, sight height above bore, and elevation. For just $40 you get your custom turret which takes out all those calculations. It's actually available on most Burris riflescopes.

Everything was just positive. The serration design in the turret cups and the power magnification made it easy to get a grip. The power I chose was 3-12 power as it reaches out there a little more than the 3-9 power I am used to. I need this since I am moving back out west where longer shots will be common. The Fullfield IV is offered in 5 different powers so it's ready for any obstacle. Whether you have gloves on or your bare hands you’ll be able to operate it. I think about those things because it's going to get cold and it's going to get windy. It's just a matter of time.

When I first shot the riflescope It was really easy to find the target down range due to the scope's great edge to edge clarity and the overall wide field of view. It was much colder than expected that morning, so it was nice to not have the riflescope fog up on me because it's been nitrogen purged! My Fullfield IV featured the E3™ MOA which is perfect for my needs. I will rarely shoot past 400 yards but this reticle features 3 hold over lines with windage marks for those longer shots if I need to. It really is a perfect pair for the traditional caliber of .270. The Fullfield IV features 8 different reticles to choose from and features a caliber specific model for the popular 6.5 creedmoor.

I was able to get the rifle shooting on paper within a couple shots and then with a few adjustments I shot a group a little smaller than a silver dollar. I would call that simple. I am excited to put the riflescope through even more this winter with mule deer, and varmint hunting on my schedule.

If you want to watch my shooting range session with the Burris Fullfield IV check out the video below. Hunt safe, and hunt simple.

Thanks, Jack