Droptine™ Riflescope 3-9x40mm

3-9x is THE classic size for hunting scopes.

The Droptine family has two 3-9x models, this one with a 40mm objective end, and one with a 50mm.

There are two different models in this size:

  • #200017 has the focus set at 100 yards, and is matched for centerfire rifles.
  • #200019 has the focus set at just 50 yards, making it a great choice for .22 LR ammo.

The 3-9x40mm is compact and lightweight, with a nine times magnification that provides enough distance for most hunting situations.

The simple, rugged reticle has holdover for precise shots at extended ranges. The low-profile turret is finger-adjustable. A separate eyepiece and power ring allow for flip-up lens caps.

If anything happens, it’s covered by the Burris Forever Warranty™

 

 

Starting at
$191 - 215

Compatible Reticles

Ballistic Plex™
Simple, highly effective compensating reticle

Available On: Droptine
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Specifications

Item Number
Description
Reticles
Kit
Color
Knob Style
Illumination
Magnification
Objective Lens Diameter
Clear Objective Lens Diameter
Ocular Lens Diameter
Focal Plane
Main Tube Size
Field of View
Eye Relief
Exit Pupil
Click Value
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability
Windage Adjustment
Parallax/Focus
Adjustable Parallax
Finish
Length
Weight
Illumination Control
Illumination Settings
Battery
200017
Calibrated for center fire
Ballistic Plex™
Matte Black
Capped Hunter
no
3-9x
48 mm
40 mm
39 mm
RFP
1 in.
33 low – 13 high (ft. @ 100 yds.)
3.1 – 3.8 in.
13 low – 5 high (mm)
1/4 MOA
50 MOA
50 MOA
None
None
Matte
12.2 in.
13.0 oz.
200019
Calibrated for 22LR
Ballistic Plex™
Matte Black
Capped Hunter
3-9x
48 mm
40 mm
39 mm
RFP
1 in.
33 low – 13 high (ft. @ 100 yds.)
3.1 – 3.8 in.
13 low – 5 high (mm)
1/4 MOA
50 MOA
50 MOA
None
None
Matte
12.2 in.
13.0 oz.
Droptine Riflescopes
  • Long-range accuracy in a simple design that is quick and easy to use
  • Features the Ballistic Plex™ reticle, the most simple, effective, and elegant trajectory-compensating reticle for hunting
  • High-grade optical glass provides excellent brightness, clarity, and lasting durability
  • Quality precision-ground lenses are larger than those of comparable scopes, for better light collection
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating aids in low-light performance and glare reduction, increasing your success rate
  • Durable, integrated-eyepiece design has no-slip grip for easy adjustment in the field
  • Positive steel-on-steel adjustments ensure repeatable accuracy
  • Waterproof
  • Nitrogen-filled scope tubes prevent internal fogging even in cold and rain
  • Stress-free, 1-piece, solid outer tube is durable enough to withstand shock and vibrations of even the heaviest-recoiling calibers
  • 1-in. body tube
  • Covered by the Burris Forever Warranty™
  • Focus is set at 100 yds. for centerfire loads (200017 only)
  • Focus is set at 50 yds. and reticle is calibrated for .22 LR ammo (200019 only)
  • Reticle is calibrated for Sabot loads (200025 only)
Name
Droptine User Guide
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
2018 Burris Optics Catalog
Type
 PDF
Modified
February 1, 2018
 
Droptine™ Riflescope 3-9x40mm is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Droptine 4-16x42 Ballistics Plex While I like the simplistic approach, the clear glass, and the overall quality of this scope... Only two things set this scope back in my mind. First is the coating on the scope is not as nice as others. It leaves white marks from brushing it up against anything that is some what ridged. The second being that Burris doesn't have a app for ballistics of multiple calibers, elevation, temperature, built on the retical you are using. IE I am shooting an AR15 in the 6.5 Grendel and their chart does not include this. I would like to be able to enter my info/dope and have it calculated. Overall I love it, but it could be better.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Droptine 3x9x40 Just bought it to replace Nikon 3x9x40 I have more light now for those extra few minutes you need to shoot that big nasty Great product for the price I put in on my sons (9 years old)7mm08 savage axis and he is grouping his shots in a Dixie cup at 200 yards Take one to make one!!!!
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything works really well The 4.5-14X42 Droptine replaced an older 6X Burris Widefield I had on a sporter weight Ruger M77 MKII 22-250. The extra magnification really helps my 69-year-old eyes. When zeroing the rifle/scope the adjustments worked perfectly. The scope is typically Burris bright, which is an advantage at the indoor 100m range I was using. I quit shooting when I had a 1/2" three shot group off the sandbags at 100 yards. I could see myself pull the last shot to the left so it didn't join the first two in their common bullet hole.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't go wrong with Burris! I love this scope went to the desert today did at least 600yard shooting with no problems hit my mark every time
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope for the money! I bought this scope for a Ruger 10/22 Sporter. The quality is excellent, It has bright optics, and the 22 LR BDC works very well.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear As A Bell! Optics are very clear. I have the G2B Mil-Dot reticle...a little too "busy" for me but the mil-dots and hash marks are very clear. For my eyes, the 14X didn't seem to offer more than my other 12X scope, and I'm stepping up to something in the 18X to 20X range. I would recommend it to those who like the G2B Mil-Dot reticle.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope and features. I bought this for my AR15 for coyote hunting and also a recent prairie dog hunt in which it preformed absolutely great. It replaced a smaller magnification scope and I'm very happy with it so far.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent quality for the money This scope is Awesome. The clarity and brightness of the lenses is incredible. The adjustable objective and magnification ring turn very smooth and work excellent. The scope is even crystal clear on 14 power and the turrets move the crosshairs as they should and the scope passed the box test. What else can i say. Things made by burris are top of the line.
Date published: 2015-04-20
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Is there a sunshade that will fit the Burris Droptine 2-7x35 .22LR scope?  I did find a 35mm Sightron sunshade but am unsure of the threads being compatible.  Thank you for your response!  John H.

Asked by: Johnboy71
Droptines are unfortunately not threaded for sunshades. The threads you see are used in the manufacturing process.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-13

Is eye relief adjustable

Asked by: Deadshot
Eye relief is not adjustable.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-05-30

What yardage can the objective be adjusted down to?

Asked by: KBjork
50 to infinity.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-04-19

What size butler creek flip up covers do I need for the droptine 3x9x40?

Asked by: Jaro
Sizes 29 and 13.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-04-19

Would the 4.5x14x42 Droptine work well with a Savage MSR 10 6.5 Creedmoor?

Asked by: Turmoil
Most Definitely
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-03-09

On the droptine 2x7 35mm I want to mount on a 10/22 take down with quick detach rings. Can I use low profile rings? The ring guide I looked at said 36mm obj was the cutoff. I really don't want to go to med rings. Thank you

Asked by: money
For the Takedown version of the 10/22 I would definitely recommend Medium Rings.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-03-25

I am looking for a scope for long range .22lr shooting. interested in the Droptine Riflescope 4.5-14x42mm plex. also does this scope work with the p.e.p.r mount?

Asked by: abombz
That scope will work great with the 1" PEPR mount.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-01-25

Can I mount a droptine 3x9 40 on an Palmetto AR- 10? Little concerned about semi-auto 308's jarring it too much. Do I have to get an AR platform scope? Thank you.

Asked by: Downing
You will be fine. The recoil in gas guns is typically less of a concern than bolt actions because the gas system soaks up a large portion of felt recoil. All Burris Optics are rated to beyond .50BMG.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-05-04
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