Burris Eliminator Laser Scope Review: Your Next Rifle Scope with Rangefinder Built In
When you are all lined up and ready to take a shot, you don’t want to blow it by figuring out the wrong holdover. Even better would be to not have to calculate a holdover at all, and it is possible with the Burris Optics Eliminator Laserscope. The Eliminator is the most advanced rangefinding scope on the market, and for under $1.000, it can be yours. While not cheap, this scope is worth every penny, especially if it helps you get your next big shot with success.
How it Works
The Burris Optics Eliminator Laserscope is essentially a scope, ballistics calculator, and rangefinder all wrapped up in one little black tube, complete with etched skull graphic. The first step in using this gizmo is to set it up to match your ammunition. Next, you use the rangefinder to aim at a point that matches your trajectory. Using a red floating dot on the reticle, you then zero in on your shot. In other words, you can line up your shot in the middle of the cross hairs, and then raise or lower your gun so the red dot is centered on your target. The red dot will be customized to your ammo, ensuring an on-target shot every time.
To program the Eliminator, simply push the main button on the left of the scope twice until you get three dashes. Next, hold the main button and the forward arrow for several seconds to enter setup. Select yards or meters, sight-in distance, and a drop number, and then you are ready to aim and fire. Programming details are stored in the scope for convenience on future shots.
Weighing in at 26 ounces with mount and battery, the Eliminator is designed for a low profile mount on your gun. The scope itself may not be the most flashy or attractive unit on the market, and the skull etching is a bit silly, but make no mistake: this scope came to play, and it will impress you with its precision and ease of use. It is a 3.5x10x40 mm scope with a laser accuracy of plus or minus one yard. Eye relief is 3.0 – 3.5.
The Burris Optics Eliminator Laserscope is the most affordable of the line, but there are higher end models, including the Eliminator II and Eliminator III. The Eliminator III has a ridiculous range of over 1200 yards with accuracy at all magnifications and a sleeker design than the original. Of course, these both come with higher pricetags, with the Eliminator III breaking the bank at about $1500. Whichever you choose, you will be amazed at how easy these scopes are to use, and you will fall in love with the technology.
If you are looking for all in one convenience and technology that is second to none, give the Burris Optics Eliminator Laserscopes a try. While none of them are cheap, the original Eliminator is priced under $1000, and it will more than pay for itself in results.