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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

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
200049
50 mm objective
Ballistic Plex™
no
Matte Black
Capped Hunter
no
3-9x
57 mm
50 mm
39 mm
RFP
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
None
Matte
13.1 in.
17.0 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
  • 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™

 

 

Name
Droptine Scope Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
2020 Burris Optics Catalog
Type
 PDF
Modified
February 10, 2020
 
Droptine Riflescope 3-9x50mm is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 123.
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 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 excellent quality for the money This scope is Awesome. The clarity and brightness of the lenses is incredible. The adjustable objective and magnification ring turn very smooth and work excellent. The scope is even crystal clear on 14 power and the turrets move the crosshairs as they should and the scope passed the box test. What else can i say. Things made by burris are top of the line.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from moa turrets Bought in September and have had nothing but trouble. Is the first burris rifle scope I have owned went to the Web site burris offers and tried to trouble shoot the problems I was having with not being able to get it sighted in has no up and down moa. The only way to move the crosshairs is with the windage moa turret. I have changed rings and mounts nothing has solved the problem. Done to last option going to send to burris on Monday hopefully they can solve the issue.
Date published: 2015-11-22
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 First impressions Just bought this scope but haven't mounted or used yet. Very clear, nice weight and really like the simple ballistic plex reticle. Having a uncluttered reticle that gives the shooter a quick guide for use for ranges up to 500 or 600 yards is far more useable to most shooters then all the adjustment knobs, etc on most heavier scopes. If I could change anything...the top vertical line on all reticles unnecessarily clutters view and benefits nothing. I would make heavier portion of crosshairs farther from intersection and the hash marks seem too close together and too uniform to be realistic trajectory for most popular cartridges, but I haven't fired it yet so could be off on that. Nice scope, good weight and size, good useable reticle and good price.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from quality and features equal to made in China. very coarse adjustment.[1/2 moa/click] Produces wide groups. Main tube bent. I could have bought three better scopes for the price of this one.
Date published: 2019-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Burris scopes Get blurry past 4 power, came without any lens covers
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the .22LR Since having purchased a 3-9x40 Droptine with the .22LR focus almost 18 months ago I have been impressed with the increased number of accurate hits I've been able to achieve in the 75m to 100m range. Using subsonic CCI ammo out to 100m on rabbits used to be impossible, now it's reliably achievable. I was so happy with the scope I've just purchased a second one for my other .22LR. I like the clarity of the optics, I love the ballistic plex and the overall scope appearance is stylish. A winning combination!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite an upgrade! I bought the Droptine to replace a vintage scope on my Marlin 80E.The clarity and ease of use are impressive. I'm able to place shots within 3/4 inch at 50 yards. (mostly)
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burris Droptine 4-14 x 42 I bought this from Cabela's to put on an AR-10. I've got Burris Signatures on 3 other rifles and they are top notch/best scopes ever made. This new one cost less than half the price, is just as clear and is covered by the Burris Forever Warranty. Great deal, not like other manufacture's lower priced scopes that deliver lower price by cutting quality.
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All around great scope I've been using the Burris droptine 3-9x40 for a couple months now, it's an excellent rim fire scope and is quite clear to look through out to 2-300 yards. I haven't had any problems with it and it's treated my right, the only reason why I didn't give it the full 5 stars if because I find that it's fairly firm to adjust the magnification dial, it makes it pretty hard to maintain a steady rest while looking through the scope and trying to zoom in or out to a different power.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think its a great Product!!!! I bought this scope and put it on my .257 Roberts. Bore sighted it it took only 6 clicks up and 10 clicks right. Took it and shot one shot at 50 yards, hit a quarter inch to the right and good on up and down. Went to 100 yards and shot two rounds grouped good it was 3 inches low and another quarter to the right. Made the adjustments to the scope as needed shot a three round group that you could dam near cover up with a nickel!!!! Great way to start out with a new scope! Six rounds shot and it was ready to go! I do reload though so Im sure that helped also. Went to 200 yards and shot 5 rounds to see how it grouped 3 out of the five could cover with a quarter and the other 2 were just out side the group about a 1/4 I can't complain there. The next day took it out hunting to harvest a doe, a doe walked out at 175 yards one shot right in the boiler maker, all said and done got a great scope and a great tasting doe!!!!! I think its a great scope for the money no complaints on my end!
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Burris scopes :the all-around --go to scopes I replaced a good scope with a very good and better scope. One with a simple user- friendly , non tactical settings. should have bought the Burris in the first place. Very happy with the over-all looks and performance. Burris is my " go -to" scope company.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was disappointed Initially I was happy with the droptine scope. I purchased it about and year ago and was sighting in my new rifle and after 6 shots the front part of the scope broke. In the process of trying to get it returned. Also the finish on the scope is sub par at best, least little thing touches it, it leaves a mark for eternity.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb product I have owned several Burris products through the years. None have failed to give less than superior service. Some have been "DROP CHECKED" a couple of times without losing zero or sustaining other damage.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Only shot about 20 bullets with the burris .22LR scope and it became defective, cant nit targets and blurred lines in the lens. Something wrong!
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very solid platform I really like the G2B Mil-Dot, using this on a ,22 cal PCP air rifle and it makes short work in calculating drop and windage.
Date published: 2015-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tried to reset my turret to zero and it broke I've had my 4.5x14 droptine for 2 years. Never had a problem. Today I was checking my point of impact for an upcoming hunt. After some minor adjustments I tried to zero my turret as per the instructions as I've done several times begore. The numbered ring suddenly started to turn very easily without any real effort at all. I do not have time to send the scope in for repairs as my hunt is in 2 weeks. I own 6 burris scopes and this is the first one to let me down. I'm curious if anyone else is having problems with zeroing as well.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Scope Bought this to replace a scope I wasn't fond of. Love the clarity and since I reload and have a chronograph I am able to fun the ballistics program on your website and get distances for the hash marks. The only thing is I would like scope covers for the scope. Especially because flip up covers aren't very usable with the AO adjustment.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good glass BUT... Too short to mount on my long action rifle! Got it on there after buying different mounts but with no room to adjust eye relief. Have to either cut 3” off my stock or climb way up on it! Never can work for hunting. Glass seems nice but the windage turns but doesn’t “click”. Elevation clicks just fine though.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very crisp/clear after looking at all scopes in this catagorie,this one is the best dollar for dollar,and the balisticplex,is great for reaching out there giving you the peace of mind that you can make that 200 yard shot,for clean take down.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had a great time zeroing this scope. It was accurate as far as MOA and I made my adjustments on the dial and I was on the bulls eye. Very clear and crisp reticle and the relief was just right for my 10/22.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Having some problems This scope it very nice. I've had it for 3 years now but it tends to fog up on me and isn't all that great in low light conditions. Really hope Burris will address these problems.
Date published: 2020-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good scope, good clarity,and tracks very good. only complaint I have is the crosshairs are a little heavy for target shooting, but target acquisition is good for hunting.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holdover Values are great! The holdover lines with the exact values for 2 different cartridges that I asked about were provided within 24 hrs by the Customer Service Tech Rep via email.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crystal Clear! A big upgrade from my older scope. Am confident the Ballistic reticle will extend my guns effective range!
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT VISION/ VERY CLEAR I'VE HAD THIS SCOPE FOR ALMOST A YEAR AND CAN'T BELIVE I WAITED SO LONG TO BUY ONE OF YOUR OPTICS
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope. Burris scopes are like a Ruger firearm excellent quality for a fair price. What more can you say!
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lens Caps? I'm not sure why the objective end is threaded. I had planned to buy flip-back (threaded) lens caps for the scope as caps were not included. It is marketed as an option for this scope, but after many hours of research, there is NOTHING available. The technical support team at Burris recommended Butler Creek flip up lens covers. Nothing against Butler Creek, but their caps are bulky, cumbersome, and restrictive on the ocular end. The Leupold, Zeiss, and Tenebraex (threaded) caps are much smaller, easier to work with.....an all around better designed product (in my opinion). I think Burris should make lens caps (sold separately) or include them when purchasing a scope. I also have a Fullfield II, it's a great scope. It's older and has lens caps. I believe Burris makes good products, but with all of the time wasted on the Droptine, this will be my last.
Date published: 2019-05-08
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Droptine 4.5-14x42 has a tiny Phillips head screw protruding above the surface of the eyepiece, is this normal?

Asked by: Mouz
Yep no problem.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-06-28

spec. size of this 3-9-40 scope length and width

Asked by: Billsview
A full list of specs is available above where you posted this question: https://www.burrisoptics.com/scopes/droptine-riflescopes-series/droptine-riflescope-3-9x40mm
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-06-05

How much windage and elevation adjustment is there in MOA?

Asked by: AndS
40MOA
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-05-07

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. 

Asked by: jeffpro66
Signature Zee Rings in Medium
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-01-20

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: 2021-07-28

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

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: 2021-01-13

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: 2021-09-11

Mounting a Burris Drop tine 3-9x40 (Ballistic Plex) on a Sako 300 Win Mag. Please provide me the ballistic data to match the post and the 3 dots with 180 grain Nosler Partitions @ a muzzle velocity of 3142 fps, sighted dead on at 200 yds.

Asked by: Elk junkie
I'll do you one better! Check out our ballistic tools program! You can do all kinds of cool things on here: https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/reticle-analysis
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-05-20

Hi my name is Hugo.... I don't quite understand the windage adjustment were by you lock and zero the ring via pen or sharp object.....Can someone please explain

Asked by: shanna123
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: 2019-12-30

What bullet weight is the 2-7 droptine .22 LR calibrated for ??

Asked by: Sniper1971
Hello, That reticle will line up best with: CCI 40gr Mini-Mag Remington 36gr Viper
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-01-20

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: 2019-12-30

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: 2021-01-20

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: 2021-01-20

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: 2021-01-20

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: 2021-01-20

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

Would like to put a Droptine 2x7 on my Browning lever action .358. Would that be a good fit? My concern is the 75 yd. focus point.

Asked by: Tink
Yes that will work fine. You will be able to adjust the parallax down to 7 yards on certain versions of the 2-7.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-08-14

I would like to use this on my cva in-line muzzleloader will it be a good fit for a muzzleloader 

Asked by: Papaw
Yes that would work fine.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-31

WI'll this work with your pepr mount? If so which model pepr?

Asked by: JayR3333
Yes, the 1" version.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-31

Will this scope stand up to The Recoil of a 338 Win Mag 4.5-14x42

Asked by: Flippen
All Burris Optics are recoil rated to beyond .50BMG in both directions of recoil.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-08-10

Would Droptine 3-9x40 be a good choice for an FAL with a 16” fluted barrel? I intend to cover a 200 yard valley with this set up at this years deer hunt. Thank you!

Asked by: FAL shooter
Yes that would work fine.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-24

Is there a sunshade that will fit the Burris Droptine 2-7x35 .22LR scope?  I did find a 35mm Sightron sunshade but am unsure of the threads being compatible.  Thank you for your response!  John H.

Asked by: Johnboy71
Droptines are unfortunately not threaded for sunshades. The threads you see are used in the manufacturing process.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-13
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