Droptine Riflescope 3-9x50mm

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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™
    Ballistic Plex | Burris Optics
    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 120.
    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 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 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 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 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 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
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    Can I use my 200019 scope on a 308?

    Asked by: Goodday
    Yes they can really be used on any caliber you choose. The main difference you'll run into will be the parallax. For the Rimfire version it is set at 50 yards.
    Answered by: Burris Support
    Date published: 2021-03-26

    Just got a Burris Droptine 4.5-14x42mm for my franchi momentum 6.5 Creedmore. What base, rings, etc. do I need to mount? Thank you!

    Asked by: Eriksj7
    According to Franchi, they are currently shipping those with Weaver bases. If your rifle does not have those, I would recommend the XTB two piece base. The Momentum should share the same drill and tap pattern as the Remington 700. Item 410600 https://www.burrisoptics.com/mounting-systems/mounts-and-bases/xtreme-tactical-bases
    Answered by: Burris Support
    Date published: 2021-02-25

    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.&nbsp;

    Asked by: jeffpro66
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    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: 2020-09-05

    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: 2020-12-04
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