I personally have never used illumination. Both are good options. Both have good turrets, clear glass, great reticle options, and warranty's. I love the eye relief and eye box on the Burris. The vortex isn't far behind though. I chose the Burris because it is American made and i am very pleased with my decision.I'm sitting trying to decide between the XTR 3 in 3-18 and Vortex Razor Gen II 3-18. This is going a 22" 6.5 CM gas gun. This is my first long range gun/optic period so pretty much a giant noob. Trying to decide if Illumination is worth getting as I would like to hunt at some point but not sure if its the deciding factor over the XTR 3. Can anyone help me out and let me know which way I should fall? The cost between the two makes it a non-factor. I can also swing the higher mag of both if that makes way more sense.
Scope choices have completely frozen me.