Droptine Riflescope 3-9x50mm

The Burris Droptine™ 3-9x50 mm riflescope provides a larger 50mm objective end, designed to bring in more early-morning and late-evening light than the standard 40mm model.

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

Suggested Retail Price: $287


Compatible Reticles

Ballistic Plex™
Simple, highly effective compensating reticle

Available On: Droptine
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Item Number
Knob Style
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
Adjustable Parallax
Illumination Control
Illumination Settings
50 mm objective
Ballistic Plex™
Matte Black
Capped Hunter
57 mm
50 mm
39 mm
1 in.
30 low – 11 high (ft. @ 100 yds.)
3.1 – 3.8 in.
17 low – 5.6 high (mm)
1/4 MOA
50 MOA
50 MOA
Focus set at 100 yds
13.1 in.
17.0 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
  • 50 mm objective allows for maximum light collection
  • 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™



Droptine Scope Manual
October 29, 2015
2020 Burris Optics Catalog
February 10, 2020
Droptine Riflescope 3-9x50mm is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 108.
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 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 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 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 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 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
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Can I mount this scope on a m1a scout squad with the forward rail?

Asked by: Snark 302
This scope will not have sufficient eye relief to be used as a scout scope. We recommend using one of the scout scopes. https://www.burrisoptics.com/scopes/scout-riflescopes
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-09-10

Just purchased a Droptine (model #200019) for use on my Ruger 10/22 Barracuda target rifle. Which ring height set up do you recommend please? In case you aren't familiar with the Barracuda 10/22, there is a picatinny rail on the receiver. 

Asked by: jeffpro66
Signature Zee Rings in Medium
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-07-16

I have a Tikka 270 and i was wondering if a 4.5x14 x42 have to much magnification for Deer shooting?

Asked by: Silverfox1965
It will be just fine, crank it up for open country, and go to lowest setting for brushy country.
Answered by: Canadian whitetail
Date published: 2020-03-30

Will the scope take the shock of a Savage axis 30.06?

Asked by: Wes price82
All Burris Optics are recoil rated to beyond .50BMG in both directions of recoil.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-05-25

What are the MOA values for the Ballistic Plex reticle range dots in the 2-7X35 Droptine scope for .22 LR? Thanks, Jungle Jim

Asked by: Jungle Jim
Check this out! It will allow you to enter all of your information, and show you exactly what those value are. https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/reticle-analysis#:1 For the MOA values, you would want to check out this page: https://www.burrisoptics.com/reticles/ballistic-plex
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-07-23

Which, if any of your scopes, are still made in the U.S.A. ?

Asked by: T Road
Hello, We are proud to say the XTR III is made right here in Colorado.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-07-27

Are Drop Tines made in the U.S.A. ?

Asked by: T Road
Hello, They are made in the Philippines.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-07-26

I just purchased what I thought was a Burris Droptine 3-9x40mm scope from my local Canadian Tire. The scope is actually marked "Prevail" 3-9x40mm. Has the ballistic plex reticle. Box says item # 200092. No info on your site about it. What do I have here?

Asked by: Mark in Canada
Hello, The Prevail is a Canadian Tire exclusive Burris scope. The specs would be in line with the Droptine series of scopes.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-04-16
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