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™

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 User Guide
October 29, 2015
2019 Burris Optics Catalog
January 3, 2019
Droptine Riflescope 3-9x50mm is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 95.
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 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 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 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
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What is the focal point on this scope. Every site seems to miss that information. 

Asked by: Earley08
The Droptine is a second focal plane scope.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-02-21

How do I change the turret caps from non graduated to numerical graduated caps on the Burris Droptine 4.5-14x42mm? I thought there would be a pin hole but cannot find any place to insert pin or place to insert small blade under caps.

Asked by: Anne
Hello, If you remove the turret cap you will find that the turrets have a small pinhole at the bottom of the turret collar. There are not exposed MOA caps available for the Droptine. The low profile adjustment knobs on Fullfield E1 riflescopes feature a finger adjustment for both windage and elevation.Once you have successfully zeroed your scope, you can set the zero on your dials with these simple steps: 1.With turret caps removed, grip or push down on knob top firmly to keep knob from turning. 2. Put pen or other small object into the small hole located on the dial, 180º from“0”. 3. Keeping firm grip or pressure on the knob, use the pen to turn the dial back to zero, lining up the number zero with the white indicator dot.Only the numbered dial should move – do not allow the entire knob to move or else you will alter your windage and elevation zero settings.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-02-08

Is the glass the same on the ff2, E1,and drop tine?

Asked by: Seif12345
No, the E1 has different glass due to the reticle being etched in the glass. The Fullfield II and Droptine have wire reticles.
Answered by: BurrisSupport2
Date published: 2019-01-07

Can the Burris Droptine 4.5 x 14 x 42 scope with adjustable AO be used for close range shooting under 50 yards?

Asked by: Wade
Yes it can be used, however since the parallax only goes down to 50 yards, if you are using the scope on higher magnification the picture will not be as clear inside of 50 yards.
Answered by: BurrisSupport2
Date published: 2019-01-07

I have a 4.5 -14 drop tine that has gotten scratched over time. I am wondering if it would be possible to get the finish restored.

Asked by: Bjh1952
We unfortunately do not have a refinishing service. For aluminum we recommend "Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black"
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-12-18

What size flip-up scope covers do i need for this scope?

Asked by: cande89
Butler Creek 39 and 13
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-11-16

what rings do you suggest for a burris 200015 [droptine] on a cz 452 lr ammerican. PS low as possible and still allow bolt action to work

Asked by: Charles Edward McElroy JR
I recommend the High Rings.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-09-14

What is the parallax fixed at on the droptine 3-9 x 50? Thanks and regards.

Asked by: Paul1111
100 Yards.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-09-14
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