The US-based Burris Company was founded in 1971 and is named after its founder Don Burris, former engineer and designer with Redfield, an optics company based in Denver, Colorado.
During his 12-year career with Redfield, Don Burris had been responsible for many industry innovations:
- The first non-magnifying and constantly centered reticle in variable power scopes, a design currently used in 99% of modern riflescopes
- The first 4-12x and 6-18x riflescopes
- The Redfield Accu-Range trajectory compensating dual reticle riflescope
- The Redfield Wideview riflescope
During the first years of operation in Greeley, Colorado, Don Burris's new company produced rings, bases and open sights, but it was soon back to the design and manufacture of sporting optics. The first optic produced by Burris was the Fullfield, a riflescope introduced in 1975 and still manufactured today.
Don Burris passed away in 1987, but the company that bears his name continued to grow and be the first to market with a wide range of innovative products. In 2002 Burris became part of Beretta Holdings and received a further boost for the development of innovative products, including even bowunting sights.
Today the Burris product line includes riflescopes for hunting, tactical and sports rifles, red dot and reflex sights such as the small FastFire, two distinct lines of binoculars – an HD line and a more affordable one – as well as a complete range of rings and bases, including the quick-detach AR-Signature mount. The quality/price ratio is always good, as shown by products such as the XTR II 5-25x50 scope, featuring all the desirable features of modern optics but at a very affordable price.
For more information: www.burrisoptics.com