A rifle hunting scope with a built-in laser rangefinder has many advantages. Firstly, there is no need for a separate handheld rangefinder to determine distance to the target. Secondly, ranging without losing sight of your target is another bonus.
Once the range is known adjusting the elevation turret of any rifle hunting scope to be dead-on at that distance is simple.
But what if the scope could automatically adjust the required holdover and tell you where to hold? That’s exactly what Burris have done with the Burris Eliminator rifle scope.
Introducing Burris Eliminator Rifle Hunting Scope
The Burris Eliminator scope will find the range to your target then illuminate a red dot showing you where your point of aim must be – simple and very fast!
This eliminates lots of variables hunters need to factor-in/consider, especially when it comes to long distance shooting.
What are the Pros of this Range finder/Trajectory compensation hunting scope?
- Built-in rangefinder (up to 800 yards – no need to carry a separate rangefinding unit).
- Field proven and bright crystal-clear optics from Burris
- Easy setup – just enter one of 123 drop numbers from a chart supplied by Burris corresponding to your cartridge (over 1900 commercial cartridges).
- Simple sight-in: Sight-in your gun/Burris Eliminator scope at 50,100 or 200 yards
- Available in Yards or Meters
- Information is saved in your scope even if batteries run low or no battery is present at all.
- Simple to use and setup
- Assist you in taking long shots with confidence
- The Burris Eliminator scope does all the calculations – you just range, point and shoot!
- Affordable price for a scope with this level of technology (around $850 retail)
- Ultra low mounting system
What about the cons of such a rifle hunting scope?
- Special mounting system (Picatinny/Weaver base)
- Need to carry spare CR2 type batteries just in case. The unit is designed to range approximately 1000 times before battery needs replacement. Battery life could be shorter in colder weather.
- Relatively heavier (26oz) and bulkier than standard scopes (adding weight to your gun).
- If the system fails then you’re restricted to a 50, 100 or 200 yard/meter zero only.
- Currently only available in one variable magnification range (4-12x42mm). Higher magnification would be ideal for shots at prairie dog sized targets out to 400 yards and beyond.
Is this Rifle Scope Worth the money?
The Burris Eliminator rifle hunting scope is a big step in scope technology, combining a rangefinder with automatic trajectory compensation (holdver).
If carrying a separate rangefinder and adjusting your scope (i.e. using a custom turret) for every long range shot is not for you or you’re just starting to get into long range shooting then this scope is ideal.
This scope technology will give you the confidence to make the shot beyond your normal hunting ranges.
At around $850 retail its affordable since most high quality rifle hunting scopes without all these features start around this price range.