Eliminator® III LaserScope® 3-12x44mm

Not everyone needs 16x magnification. The Eliminator III in 3-12x variety offers the same features and programming as the 4-16x version, in a lighter, more compact version.

Starting at 3x magnification will provide a wider field-of-view, making it easier to quickly find your target. Having the 12 times zoom allows quickly zooming in close enough for most hunters in most situations.

There is no remote cable option for the 3-12x version, and this model is NOT compatible with low velocity rounds such as subsonic and rimfire.


Compatible Reticles

X96 Reticle
Custom designed for the Eliminator to work with the scope software

Available On: 3-12x44mm, 4-16x50mm
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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
Smaller Eliminator
X96 Reticle
Matte Black
Capped Hunter
61 mm
44 mm
42 mm
33 – 9 (ft. @ 100 yds.)
3.5 – 4 in.
16 – 4.2 mm
1/8 MOA
50 MOA
50 MOA
Objective PA
50 yds. – infinity
13.5 in.
28.8 oz. including mount/battery
5 brightness settings
Eliminator III LaserScope
  • Sleek, ergonomic design
  • Features the sophisticated X96 Reticle
  • Built-in rangefinder allows you to range your target without carrying additional equipment
  • Laser range capability out to 1,200-plus yds. with reflective target, 750-plus yds. with non-reflective target
  • Customized trajectory compensation calculates the perfect holdover at your exact distance; program your cartridge’s ballistics information, push a button, and a bright-red, illuminated dot signifies your new aiming point within seconds
  • Trajectory compensation works on any power
  • Programming cartridge information is easy as setting an alarm clock
  • Programming requires drop number at 750 yds. and ballistic coefficient for extreme accuracy at extreme ranges
  • Programming works with centerfire rifles only
  • Range your target in yards or meters—your choice
  • Reticle displays a 10 m.p.h. wind value to indicate wind hold-off for your specific cartridge at the indicated range to target
  • Wind Value represents how many dots to hold into the wind for a 10 m.p.h. crosswind; the shooter estimates actual wind speed and uses the Wind Value as a guide to determine the number of dots to hold into the wind
  • Integrated inclinometer adjusts for any angle on uphill or downhill shots, for greater accuracy
  • Strong, low mounting with its own bases—no rings needed
  • Mounts easily on any Weaver or Picatinny base
  • High-grade optical glass provides excellent brightness and clarity with lasting durability
  • Quality, precision-ground lenses are larger than comparable scopes, for better light transmission
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating aids in low-light performance and glare elimination, increasing your success rate
  • A double, internal spring-tension system allows the scope to hold zero through shock, recoil, and vibrations
  • Positive, steel-on-steel adjustments ensure repeatable accuracy
  • Uses 1 CR123A battery that lasts through 5,000 range cycles
  • Parallax adjustment from 50 yds. to infinity
  • Guaranteed by the Burris Forever Warranty™

1.    Can I use rimfire or subsonic ammo?

Yes with item 200119. No with items 200120 and 200116.

Only the latest model Eliminator III will work with rimfire or subsonic ammo.  When the scope was redesigned to allow a remote cable, it was also updated with additional memory. This allows a wider range of ammunition including most rimfire, and subsonic such as .22LR, .17HMR, .300BLK and 7.62x39.

Item number 200120 and 200116 are not compatible with rimfire or subsonic, as the rounds drop too quickly and fall outside the software limits.

2.    Why am I having problems ranging?

The Eliminator III will NOT range through windows, screens, or camo netting. It needs an unobstructed path for the beam to travel. The Eliminator scope uses an infrared beam to range targets. The beam has to pass through the objective lenses and several other layers inside the scope in order to range a target. It is especially important to keep your objective lens clean. We recommend rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab, or a lens cleaner to ensure the beam has a clear path of travel. DO NOT use any cleaners containing ammonia, as this will strip the protective coatings from your lens.

3.    Why do I have trouble longer distances?

The Eliminator III scope will range non-reflective targets to approx. 750 yards, and reflective targets out to approx. 1200 yards. Non-reflective targets include animals, trees, bushes, etc. Reflective would be light colored/reflective metallic objects like targets, glass, automobiles, etc. Black targets and animals are NOT reflective enough at longer distances.

Like all rangefinders, the Eliminator will be affected by weather and ambient. It will be more difficult to range in heavy rain, snow, or fog as they can impede the beam.

4.    What if my firearm has a canted rail?

The Eliminator comes with an accessory box, which includes 3 shims that will remove cant from your setup. They are labeled A, B and C.

A=10 MOA B=20 MOA C=30 MOA

5.    What size rings do I need?

None.  The Eliminator mounts to any picatinny rail using supplied picatinny clamps. These clamps will come with your scope: all you need to provide is the rail.

6.    Will I have enough time to take a shot when I range a target?

The Eliminator has a display that will stay active for 90 seconds. Your range will disappear sooner, but your aiming point will remain for 90 seconds.

7.    What is the torque spec for the base clamps?

50 inch pounds.

Cartridge List for Eliminator III
March 18, 2015
Eliminator III User Guide
October 29, 2015
2018 Burris Optics Catalog
February 1, 2018
Eliminator® III LaserScope® 3-12x44mm is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 129.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid tracking Matched with an AR10 308,few shots consistent tracking right out of the box! Havnt had the oppertunity for long range shooting yet, but this scope showing its built properly be for i had even touched the electronics. The electronics portion very simple to figure out. From what i can tell im excited to get out and try my luck with the longer ranges. My suggestion is read the 10pages of the owners manual (15 min of reading) take the time to know how your bullet acts and velocity, elevation makea a difference also! Call the tech line and the people are awesome. In short without long range training im very confident
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded Expectations I mounted the Eliminator III on my new 300RUM and went to the range. The scope zeroed quickly and consistently at 100 and the ballistic table included with the scope provided the correct drop and ballistic coefficient for my specific ammo. I shot accurately out to 500yds. The scope easily ranged targets past 1000 yds. but 500 is my max for ethical hunting. Entering the drop number and BC is much easier than I expected. Fast forward to Wyoming in October. I used the instructions provided to adjust my drop number and BC for the 6,000 ft. change in elevation from my home in TN to Cody, WY. After confirming that the adjustment was dead on we went to the field. I harvested an antelope at 407 and a mule deer at 112. Both shots were right behind the shoulder. I simply pushed the button and the scope provided the correct holdover dot. Using a separate range finder, counting mill dots or clicks and then acquire the target takes time that you often don't have in a hunting situation. The Eliminator III eliminates those steps.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and accurate Zeroed the scope at 100 after entering my ammunition information. Ranged a small steel plate at 327 yards, adjusted to the point the Eliminator III displayed and pulled the trigger. Dead center shot within a few seconds. No fiddling back and forth with a range finder, no turret adjustments, just tap, adjust, shoot. Quite often a person's window of time for the shot on game is available but for a few precious seconds after weeks worth of work. With any other system, the animal has time to disappear or get turned. Several times I've taken game there is not time for anything BUT what only the Eliminator III can provide. The mount is more solid than any scope made, rail to rail. There's zero chance of knocking it out of alignment. The optics are distortion free. The reticle is awesome. If you can read your wind, the reticle will get you on target. I'm not kidding, if you value your hunt, you'll value this scope.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carefully selected purchase. The quality of this scope is quite good! I mounted it on the rail and tested at 100 yards. I was 30 inches low. I rechecked the mount and discovered an excessive gap at the front of the mount. This was due to the ceracoat on the rail. I dressed the high spot out and remounted the scope. On steel at 100 yards first shot! zeroed at 100 and the target pictured is at 751 yards in a crosswind. This was my first shot at 751 yards. EVER. This will only get better. The pressure required to activate the ranging button is high enough that it will throw you off at distance. Need to be lower of adjustable. The ballistic drop cheat sheet is far from comprehensive . Burris needs to continue to add to the list..(hint) Aguila 7.62x51 fmjbt. I consider this a lifetime purchase. You wont be sorry.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Scope!! My Browning A-bolt chambered in 7mm Rem Mag has had a Burris Signature 3x9-40 on it for 26yrs and is now serving duty on my fathers old Remington CDL 700 chambered in 7mm Rem Mag. In any case when it was time to replace it, I had completed nearly 2yrs of reading forums and reviews on the Burris Eliminator lll which prompted me to purchase one to install on my Browning 7mm. I have since used this rifle and scope combination for the past 3yrs off the bench at my local range which has target bunkers installed from 100yrds to 600yrds. Off the bench shooting Premium factory ammunition by Federal, Hornady, & Winchester. Shooting this ammunition from my rig has allowed me to hit every target on the range from under 1 1/2" groups on the 100yrd targets out through the range on 8" steel plates hitting each consecutively, even on windy days using the winds advice given in the scope during ranging. In addition to shooting from the bench I have hunted BEAR, COYOTE, MULE & WHITETAIL DEER, MOOSE, & ELK throughout ALBERTA CANADA in the fall with temperatures fluctuating between +10 F to well below -20 F. I have adjusted the ballistic coefficient on this scope for 5 different loads, made 100's of range requests through sleet, snow, & fog yet have not needed to replace the battery. Albeit, ranging targets in adverse conditions is certainly not absolutely fool proof, but it performs well enough to satifiy my expectations from a scope and rangefinder. This scope has served me very, very well & my only criticism is the optics are not as clear as I initially desired & that the remote activation switch introduced on previous models and on the newest Eliminator lll does not retrofit onto my older Eliminator lll.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spot On!!! I bought my Eliminator III 4-16x50mm in March 2015. I struggled to get the bullet drop correct, but as many other I did not read the Manual completely. After reading that the easiest is to physically measure the drop over 750 Yards. All my calculations fell into place. What a awesome feeling to hit the target every time over 750 Yards. Something I never thought possible. My first shot in the field landed a 208 Pound Gemsbok Bull. Amazing feeling, one of my best Lifetime buys. Thanks Burris for a magnificent piece of equipment.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice! After reading the manual, I had issues with sighting in my scope as It wouldn’t range. I didn’t know if it was defective or operator error so I turned to U-Tube. The video was old and the scope was a little different. I finally found a current video on another web site (Since I am an auditory and kinesthetic learner) and now, all is good. Your web site is great, especially your program for adjusting for altitude but you should add an in-depth video on showing how to set-up, program and use the latest Eliminator lll scope. This scope worked well at the range when I was sighting it in and I can’t wait to use it on my elk hunt this month.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Range it, breathe, shoot. Mountains of Western North Carolina, 3770 ft altitude. Hunting from a plateau overlooking 4 other fields. 4 deer arrive at 15 minutes before close of legal daylight. Range at 397 yards shooting from a steady rest, 150 ft elevation drop, no wind to speak of. AR-10, 20" BBL and Hornady 165 SST cartridges. 1 shot, the deer finished 20 yards away. 2 deer scatter, 1 remained. Re-ranged at 370 yds, 1 shot, dropped in place. I thank the scope's push-button capability for follow-up efficiency and accurate trajectory compensation. I highly recommend this scope.
Date published: 2017-01-16
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I purchased a Burris Ballistic Laserscope III 4-16x50 from cabelas. My question is it doesn't say Eliminator III on the box or the scope like all the pictures I see. Is it the same thing?

Asked by: TBoy35
Hello, If it doesn't say Eliminator, that just means it is the European version. They are 100% identical aside from the wording.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-11-28

What are the drop numbers for a 28 nosler?

Asked by: Skidmarks mom
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-16

How do you reset turret knob to zero once sighting in is complete without adjusting windage or elevation?

Asked by: BartJB
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: 2018-10-12

Hi Burris, Can you please provide the Ballistic info/Scope input data for the Remington 30-06 Sprg 220gr Core-lokt Soft Point Bullet (Index/Edi No: R30067) for the Burris Eliminator 3 (it's not in your current cartridge list). 22 inch barrel. Thanks

Asked by: andrew10001
Hello! Check out our new Ballistic Tools program where you can create Dope Cards, run data for Eliminators, and perform Retical Analysis! Links are provided below: Ballistic Tools- https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/ Eliminator Specific- https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/eliminator
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-03

Can you please provide Ballistic Data (or explanation for why your online ballistic calculator shows "out of range") for 30-06 220gr Bullets (Federal, Remington, Winchester? Thankyou

Asked by: andrew10001
Hello, This would mean that with the ballistics provided. that specific cartridge has in excess of 230" of drop at 750 yards, thus not being compatible with the scope. You will need something that drops less than 230".
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-03

can you use the laser button without the remote switch on the 200119 eliminator scope

Asked by: mike 62
Yes you can use a button or cable on the 200119.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-03

I have a Steyr 6.5 creedmoore Pro Hunter and the elliminator 3. The 6.5 creedmoore has a 20 MOA picatiny on it. I was told that I need to get a 0 MOA rail instead. Is that correct? And If so does Burris have 1 that i can buy?

Asked by: Jessie
Hello, No need to purchase a new rail. In the accessory kit that came with your scope there should be a smlal baggy with 3 lettered shims. You need shim B to remove the 20MOA.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-12

1.Can I use the same scope on 3 different calibers 243,308,300 winmag ? 2. Is there swing off /quick detachable mounts available?

Asked by: Benjamin
Hello, The Eliminator can be swapped and reprogrammed as many times as you like but it is intended to be left on a rifle for some time as the sight in and programming confirmation rifle specific. In theory you could make it QD by purchasing a QD picatinny rail or riser. These scopes work better when fitted to a rifle and carefully tuned.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-09-10
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