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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

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Ballistic Plex | Burris Optics


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 123.
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 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
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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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

What is the correct diameter for scope rings??

Asked by: JPSs
These scopes require 1&quot; rings.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-10-04

Hi, I was just wondering after sighting in a scope do you guys make custom turrets with the yardage on them for the bullet a person is shooting? No biggy if not! I was just wondering. Thank You!&nbsp;

Asked by: Kunkel45
We sure do make them! Here is a link to the order form in case you want to see how it all works:
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-09-28

I have a Burris 4.5 - 14 x 42 droptine scope and would like to purchase an anti-reflective cover for my 42mm objective. I do not see them in your catalog. Do you make covers or shades for that scope?

Asked by: Marc 62
We not have any for the Droptine.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-08-31

Hi there is this scope a dial in scope so you can adjust it to suit if an animal is at 200 yards for example&nbsp;

Asked by: Surfing 12
While you can dial with these, there are others more suited to the task. I'd recommend something like the Signature HD or RT for those.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-08-23

Would this scope handle a 338 win mag&nbsp;

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it is rated for that.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-08-17

What size butler creek scope caps for a droptine 4.5x14x42

Asked by: Silverspur
Sizes 39 and 13.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-10-11

I was looking for a scope with an adjustable parallax to put on my 22 Lr. but was wanting to adjust the parallax down to 25 yards. Does this scope have this capability.

Asked by: Greg1970
This does not, but the RT-15 does!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-08-25
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