Droptine™ Riflescope 3-9x40mm

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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.

The 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.

MSRP: $143 - $155

 

 

Compatible Reticles

Ballistic Plex™
Ballistic Plex | Burris Optics
Simple, highly effective compensating reticle

Available On: Droptine
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Ballistic Plex | Burris Optics

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™
no
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
Set at 100 yds
None
Matte
12.2 in.
13.0 oz.
none
200019
Focus set at 50 yds, calibrated for 22LR
Ballistic Plex™
no
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
Focus set at 50 yds
None
Matte
12.2 in.
13.0 oz.
none
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 Scope Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
New for 2022 | Burris Optics
Type
 PDF
Modified
May 23, 2022
 
November 29, 2021

Add New Life to an old Gun with a Burris Droptine

After taking the gun scope and rings to my local gun shop to mount the scope I couldn’t help but be excited again to shoot this old gun. It’s amazing how a simple thing like upgrading your old gun with a new scope can bring back old memories.

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Droptine™ Riflescope 3-9x40mm is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 130.
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 Excellent quality and value. I bought this scope to replace an early Weaver (El Paso) scope that wouldn’t hold windage anymore. I have always heard good things about Burris so I decided to give them a try. I wasn’t disappointed! I compared this model to the Leupold VX-Freedom series for price and aesthetics on an older gun. I’ve been happy with my purchase so far. My rifle is a 1967 Savage Model 99 chambered in 308 and is my stalking/truck gun so it won’t ever see long range but the clarity and light transmission are fantastic for my needs. I’m totally happy with my choice and would recommend the Droptine to anyone needing a great scope at a fair price point.
Date published: 2020-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Parallax The Parallax on a new out of the box Droptine 4.5-14X42mm G2B MilDot Reticle is really bad. The Parallax adjustment will not and does not help. If I had any idea that Burris Optics were made overseas, I would have never made this purchase. With all of their advertising, Burris should be up front and publish were their optics are manufactured. The Forever Warranty kinda make you think that it is American Made. But if it cost $25 to mass produce $5 shipping, I guess you can Forever Warranty. When you go to all the trouble of getting a scope trued in by lapping scope rings or a Burris Signature Ring Set, you don't want to be pulling it off due to poor quality. That's my two cents.
Date published: 2020-09-16
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 4 out of 5 by from Burris Droptine 4.5 x 14 x 42 Nice Scope I have had this scope about 3 months now, and this scope is very easy to use and the range adjustments are super easy. I have taken deer so far with it at 130 yards and at 60 feet. Both shots were dead on, despite the significant magnification and range adjustments needed on the scope between the 100 yard setting and the <50 yard setting. I definitely recommend taking the time to site in at 100 yards and then shoot at 50 yards and 200 yards to have an accurate understanding of your particular projectile's trajectory. Don't just rely on the elevation hash marks in the scope. The light collection and clarity even in low light conditions is excellent, and the extra 5x magnification eliminates the need for a spotting scope at the range. My only complaint with this optic is the external lens will fog up repeatedly when the cold dawn air warms to morning light. So keep a lens cloth handy. I would definitely buy another Burris Droptine.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Scope I bought this scope 3 months ago. I’ve been using it for long distance shooting on my 308 Israeli Mauser. Incredibly clear glass during low light conditions, fog and mist. Really appreciate the mil dot and crisp adjustments.
Date published: 2017-12-06
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 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
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What is the lowest parallax setting in yards or meters?

Asked by: NickC
50 yards
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-07-19

I want to replace a 35 year old Leupold Vari-X IIc 4x12 on a 1985 Win M70 sporter in .223 with a new scope. I'm 73 so 15-20 years of use is all that is expected. I'm considering your 4.5x 14 Droptine or Fullfield II. Any advice ?

Asked by: Charlie C
The main differences you'll find are going to be the magnification ring style and turrets. The Droptine will have a fixed magnification rings which is &quot;more modern&quot;, as opposed to the rotating eyepiece on the Fullfield II. The Droptine will have better turrets than the Fullfield II, as they are finger adjustable and do not require a coin or similar straight edge to adjust. Additionally on the Droptine we can make you a custom lasered turret if you so desire. Those will not go on the Fullfifeld II. The Fullfield II is still a fantastic scope, but I would say the Droptine is probably more versatile in the long run.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-07-13

Hi, Are the turrets externally adjustable for MOA?

Asked by: Anonymous
These feature capped turrets. For uncapped MOA I'd recommend the Signature HD series of scopes.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-06-03

I was told this couldn&rsquo;t work with a 7mm rem mag?&nbsp;

Asked by: Layne
You can definitely use it with a 7mm Rem Mag. I'm glad you asked!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-04-14

Will the Burris droptine 4.5x14x42 work on a 20 gauge slug shotgun?

Asked by: Bobbybuck
Yes absolutely!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-11-23

Well this scope work on a Traditions in line muzzloader ?

Asked by: Turkey buns
Yes no problem.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-11-16

Will this 4 x 14 scope hold up to a 300 rem ultra mag?

Asked by: hotrodjetty
Yes they're rated to .50BMG
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-10-27

When sighting in what does the 50-100 yard movement mean on front of scope so if a deer is at 80 do u leave it at 50 ?&nbsp;

Asked by: Bman33
That's the parallax adjustment. It adjusts your eye's position in relation to the reticle. I recommend trying to match it to your shooting distance.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-10-18
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