Burris had several of their XTR II Riflescopes on-hand for Big 3 East last week. XTR II 5-25x50mm scopes with Burris’ new SCR reticle were mounted on Sako TRG-22 bolt guns, helping shooters ring steel and punch through paper at ranges beyond 400 yards.

The XTR IIs with the SCR reticle made long-distance shooting easy.
The XTR IIs with the SCR reticle made long-distance shooting easy.

The 5-25x scopes retail for around $1,200. The SCR reticle is available in a mil or MOA format. The SCR (Special Competition Reticle) was designed with long-range competition shooting in mind. It was very easy to rapidly switch between targets at varying distances.

The SCR reticle in MOA format. Image courtesy Burris.
The SCR reticle in MOA format. Image courtesy Burris.

I was also able to play with Burris’ XTR II 1.5-8x28mm scope. While the scope itself wasn’t a new item, it was fascinating to see the scope’s dual focal plane (DFP) in action.

The 1.5-8x XTR II.
The 1.5-8x XTR II.

The 1.5-8x scope features a 3-MOA dot in the second focal plane (SFP), meaning that it stays the same size regardless of which magnification you’ve got the scope set to. The reticle is in the first focal plane (FFP), so it appears to shrink at lower magnification and enlarge at higher magnification. This feature is super handy for tactical and competition applications, as it allows you to keep the dot on for fast target acquisition and shooting at closer distances, while the FFP reticle can be relied upon for accurate shooting at longer ranges. The 1.5-8x scope is also priced at $1,200 and up.

Images by Matt Korovesis unless otherwise noted

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