Burris XTR II 5-25x50, a low-priced long-range scope: presentation and video

Burris XTR II 5-25x50: the knob for reticle adjustment
On the far left, the knob for reticle adjustment.

Burris offers the XTR II 5-25x50 for tactical and long-range target shooters. At a price of approx. 1200 euro, the riflescope is intended for price-conscious shooters or beginners. It offers some features, which are unique for this price class and can be rather found in high-priced European products. 

In our test configuration, the Burris XTR II was equipped with an illuminated SCR reticle in the first image plane. The illuminated reticle has 11 brightness settings and the parallax compensation ranges from 50 m to infinity. SCR stands for "Special Competition Reticle". Burris developed this especially for the XTR II. The goal was to tailor the reticle exactly to the capabilities of the optic itself.  Some optics of this series are also available with additional reticles.

Burris riflescopes are all easy and intuitive to use. For the XTR II test model, the illumination is on the left side. This is also where the adjustment knob for parallax compensation is located. At 12 and 3 o'clock respectively, the crosshair can be adjusted in height and windage. Shooters can also adjusts the magnification of the Burris XTR II as usual, i.e. by means of a ring on the rear of the tube, in front of the eyepiece.

Not only the 5x zoom makes it interesting for long-range and PRS shooters, but also the large height adjustment range of 200 cm at 100 m. The turret has two turns available, providing a 100-cm adjustment each at 100 m. A pleasant and almost indispensable feature for long distances.

Burris XTR II 5-25x50: our video

Burris XTR II 5-25x50: specs at a glance

Model:Burris XTR II 5-25x50
Price:1300 euro approx
Reticle:SCR MIL
Clear objective lens diameter:50 mm
Main tube diameter:34 mm
Exit pupil:10.0 - 2.0 mm
Field of view at 100 m:7.0 - 1.4
Length:16.3” / 414  mm
Weight:32.1 oz / 910 g

Burris XTR II: wrap-up

The adjustment turrets of the Burris XTR II
The adjustment turrets of the Burris XTR II are extremely handy and easy to operate.

Burris is a US manufacturer belonging to the Beretta Group and delivers a great price-performance ratio. In the USA, Burris is one of the best-selling riflescopes – quality is also a key factor there! Now you have the chance to get this quality on your rifle in Europe too with the XTR II 5-25x50. The Burris XTR II is certainly not only an alternative to traditional manufacturers for price-conscious long-range shooters, but also for all those who appreciate high optical quality, good workmanship and extensive features and who do not want to do without an easy, safe and intuitive operation.

Further information about the XTR II and all available versions can be found on Burris website.

In addition to the XTR II, we can also look forward to the XTR III and some other Burris new products.

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