Q. How do I submit my Burris optic for repair?
A. Owners of Burris products in the United States can send their item directly to Burris (see http://www.burrisoptics.com/warranty.html for details).  Outside of the U.S., owners should contact their nearest Burris distributor (see http://www.burrisoptics.com/uksite/dealers.html for a list of international distributors) for instructions.

Q. What should I use to clean my optics?
A.  To properly clean your optics, it is necessary to make sure any debris is carefully removed before the lenses are cleaned. This will prevent dirt and dust from dragging across the lens while cleaning which can cause surface scratches. You can use an Air can or a soft brush to remove any dirt or dust from the lenses. Then use a Q-tip with some rubbing alcohol applied to remove any remaining debris along the edge of the optics. Next, start at the center of the lens with another Q-tip and alcohol, making a small circular motion all the way to the edge to the lens. (Multiple Q-tip’s may be needed.) Next take a clean Q-tip (no alcohol applied) and remove all remaining residue from the lens. For in-the-field cleaning, we recommend using the Burris lens pen. Make sure scope caps are always used to prevent debris and scratches to lenses. Proper care will provide a lifetime of use.

Q. Can I store my weapon in my vehicle with a scope mounted?
A. Prolonged periods of time can effect your scope's seals and lubricants. Fluctuating extreme temperatures - hot and cold - can also effect your scope. Continuous vibrations on bumpy roads can also cause scope mounts and rings to loosen up, creating point-of-impact issues.  Try to take your weapons into your home on a daily basis to prevent these issues.

Q. How do I focus my scope?
A. Your rifle scope only needs to be focused once. Each person's vision is different and the scope may need to be refocused from user to user.
There are two types of eyepieces on Burris scopes. One offers a lock ring system and the other is on the end of a European style eye piece.
Lock rings scopes:
• Grasp the knurled eyepiece lock ring and loosen by turning the eyepiece counter-clockwise.
• Turn the lock ring clockwise away from the eyepiece
• Look through the scope at a white wall. Turn the eye piece until the reticle is sharp for your vision.
• Look away from the scope. Now look through the scope again. If the reticle is still in focus, the process is complete. If it is not in focus, repeat steps and 3 and 4 until the scope is in focus.
• When satisfied with your focus, tighten the lock ring against the eyepiece firmly.
European Style Eyepiece: (Includes- Euro Diamonds, Black Diamonds, Fullfield II, Fullfield II Tactical, Fullfield 30, Fullfield TAC 30 and XTR scopes.)
• Look through the scope at a white wall. Grasp the rubber eye guard at the end of your eyepiece. Turn the rubber eye guard all the way against the eyepiece clockwise. Now turn it counter-clockwise until the reticle is sharp for your vision.
• Look away from the scope. Now look through the scope again. If the reticle is still in focus, the process is complete. If it is not in focus, repeat steps and 1 and 2 until the scope is in focus.

Q. What type of battery does my optic use?
 A.

Product Description:

Battery:

Laser Scope/ Eliminator

CR 2 Scope/
CR 2032 Remote

Eliminator III CR 123
Fullfield E1 CR 2032

Fullfield II with Eye Piece power Tower

CR 2025

Fullfield TAC 30

CR 2032

Fullfield II with digital dimmer

CR 2032

Handgun Scope

CR 2032

XTR

CR 2032

MTAC CR 2032

Fastfire/ II

CR 2032

Fastfire III CR 1632
AR536 CR 2032
AR332 CR 2032
AR132 CR 2032

Speed Dot 135

CR 2032

XTS 135

CR 2032

Q. My scope's adjustments are maxed out. How do I obtain more adjustment? A. This question comes up daily and 99% of the time it is not a defect with the scope. This is typically an alignment issue on the firearm itself. It could be the bases, rings, the drill-and-tapped holes or the barrel may be threaded in at an angle. There are too many variances that could cause this alignment issue.

Many people are upgrading their scopes from a lesser quality optic and run into this issue on a rifle that they have had for many years. They ask why one scope will adjust to the point of impact and the other will not? The answer is simple: lesser quality scopes have much smaller internal parts allowing for more adjustment travel. Quality optics use larger internal lenses giving the scope better optic quality, but limiting the travel more than lower quality competitors. To illustrate:  you have two tubes - one inside the outer tube which holds all your erector lenses. If you move the adjustments up or down, it will eventually push the internal tube against the outer tube wall. A scope does not have infinite adjustment. Photos below show how a lesser quality scope can have more adjustment. (Large circle represents outer tube, black dot represents internal guide tube).


Illustration above shows how a premium Burris scope may have less adjustment than a lesser quality scope with the same tube diameter.

There are many ways to correct these alignment issues. If you have an elevation issue, you can simply shim the base. If it is a windage issue, you can use windage adjustable bases. You can also use Burris Signature rings to correct both issues. Burris Signature rings will also hold 30% more service area of your scopes tube and the inserts do not damage your scopes tube.

Q. How do I know how much to tighten my rings and bases?

A. Use the following specifications to correctly tighten your rings and bases. Be careful not to over tighten as doing so can damage your product.

Eliminator / LRFP Base Clamps: 40 inch-pounds
Signature / Zee Ring Tops: 20 inch-pounds
Signature / Zee Base Screws: 30 inch-pounds
Rear Windage Base Screws: 40 inch-pounds
AR-P.E.P.R. /Tactical Ring Tops: 20 inch-pounds
AR-P.E.P.R. /Tactical Ring Crossbolt: 65 inch-pounds
Signature Ring Clamps: 30 inch-pounds
Rimfire / Airgun Rings: 20 inch-pounds

Q. How do I mechanically center my scope?
A. What is described below is the same method we use here to mechanically center all scopes. To re-center your scope, start with the elevation.
Turn the dial to where the adjustment for the elevation is all the way at the top. Do not force it. Now, turn this same dial down, counting each click till you hit the bottom. Now, cut this number in half. For example, if you counted 100 clicks from the top to the bottom, simply divide that number in half and click the scope back to center - or 50 in this scenario. Repeat these steps with the windage dial.

Q. Can my scope be refinished?
A. Unfortunately, scopes cannot be refinished. Ring marks are usually why owners want to refinish their scope. To prevent this, we recommend using Signature rings, or simply follow the torque specs of the rings. Lapping is also a good practice to prevent rings marks on your scope.

Q. Are Burris scopes waterproof, shockproof and fogproof.
A. Yes, all Burris scopes are water proof, shockproof and fogproof.

Q. How are your optics coated?
A. All Burris scope lens are precision ground and Fully Multi-Coated. This means every surface of the lens is coated, providing some of the best optics in the industry.

 


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