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 model #200116 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.

MSRP: $1,599

SPECIAL DEAL, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: This model of Eliminator is now available for just $899, at participating dealers and directly from Burris.

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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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
200120
Smaller Eliminator
X96 Reticle
no
Matte Black
Capped Hunter
yes
3-12x
61 mm
44 mm
42 mm
RFP
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
Matte
13.5 in.
28.8 oz. including mount/battery
Push-button
5 brightness settings
CR123A
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.

Name
Cartridge List for Eliminator III
Type
 PDF
Modified
March 18, 2015
 
Name
Eliminator III Laserscope Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
September 3, 2019
 
Name
2019 Burris Optics Catalog
Type
 PDF
Modified
January 3, 2019
 
Eliminator III LaserScope 3-12x44mm is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 143.
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT FIELD AID TO CONFIRM THAT LONG SHOT OVERALL GREAT SCOPE BOUGHT THE FIRST B.E. MOD 1 AND THEN RECENTLY BOUGHT A SIMILAR B.E. FOR MY SONS HOWA `1500 IN 223 ONLY CRITISM I WOULD MAKE AS A CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK IS FOR BURRIS TO CONSIDER MAINTAINING A 25.4MM 1 INCH TUBE NEAR THE BACK OF THE SCOPE TO BE ABLE TO MOOUNT A SCOPE MOUNTED SPOTLIGHT CURRENTLY THERE IS NO WAY I CAN SHOOT AT NIGHT WITH A SPOTLIGHT ATTACHED TO IT AS THE SHAPE OF THE SCOPE IS ELONGATED AND I AM NOT AWARE OF ANY MODS AVAILABLE TO RETRO FIT A SPOTLIGHT (OTHER THAN AN OLIGHT TYPE MAGNETIC TORCH) WHICH WE TRIED BUT NOT ABLE TO TAKE LONG SHOTS GREAT SCOPE THANKS PETE MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Date published: 2019-03-16
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
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I am looking to buy the Burris Eliminator 3 scope. What does RFP mean for the focal point? I have been reading that for hunting I should buy one with first focal plane. This scope says it is RFP. Does this mean rear focal point??

Asked by: Tom J
Hello, RFP refers to Rear Focal Plane. It essentially is the classic way of building scopes where your reticle image remains the same apparent size when looking through the optic and changing the magnification. FFP Front or First Focal Plane is where the reticle appears to change size throughout the magnification range. This essentially makes your ballistic holdovers accurate at every magnification power, unlike a RFP scope which would have accurate holdovers at max power, or another indicated magnification. The Eliminator is technically a Rear Focal Plane optic, but the reticle DOES calibrate for magnification changes. It has the best of both worlds.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-09-10

What is the suggested riser size for use on an AR-10 for the Eliminator III 3-12 44mm?

Asked by: TominAZ
Hello, We would recommend 1/2 inch.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-09-10

Can the eliminator 3-12 44mm fit on a 5" picatinny rail?

Asked by: TominAZ
Hello, Yes that will work just fine!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-09-10

Can i see the ammo chart for the item 200119?

Asked by: Yousef
Hello, We are now using this system, over the cartridge lists. https://ballistics.burrisoptics.com/eliminator#:1
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-09-10

Interested in the 3-12x Eliminator 3 for my new Tikka T3x Hunter in 6.5 Creedmoor. Read several reviews about incompatible mounts, will I have this issue on the Tikka?

Asked by: E M C
Hello, Your rifle will need a picatinny base. For the Tikka you can use item 410630.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-09-04

Will the Burris Eliminator lll scope handle the recoil of a 338 Lapua.

Asked by: Briane
Hello, All Burris Optics are recoil rated to beyond .50BMG in both directions of recoil.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-09-04

Should this scope be used on a single shot 50BMG? I'm looking for a good scope for this gun.

Asked by: Mowermann
Hello, Yes it would be a good for a .50. We have programming available for them on our ballistic tools page!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-09-04

Will the 200116 work on a  muzzleloader 

Asked by: Don p
Hello, Item 200116 will not work for muzzleloaders unless the box specifically says "Upgraded Ballistic Software".
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-08-29
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