Predator Quest® Riflescope 4.5-14x42mm

The Predator Quest 4.5-14x42 scope gives a nice field of view, while the big zoom to 14x lets you get close enough to count hairs - and to place a perfect shot.

This scope features the Ballistic Plex E1™ reticle. The reticle rapidly compensates for wind, elevation, and loping coyotes out to 500 yards.  The included Anti-Reflection Device removes glare and provides greater concealment to prevent detection.

It’s backed by the Burris Forever Warranty™

Suggested Retail Price: $395 - $419

Compatible Reticles

Ballistic Plex E1™
Wind drift dots and trajectory compensation

Available On: Predator Quest 4.5x14
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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
Ballistic Plex E1™
Matte Black
Capped Hunter
51.5 mm
42 mm
39 mm
1 in.
22 low – 7.5 high (ft. @ 100 yds.)
3.1 – 3.8 in.
9 low – 3 high (mm)
1/4 MOA
40 MOA
40 MOA
Side focus/PA
50 yds. – infinity
13.4 in.
15.3 oz.
RealTree Max-1 Camo
Ballistic Plex E1™
Realtree Camo
Capped Hunter
51.5 mm
42 mm
39 mm
1 in.
22 low – 7.5 high (ft. @ 100 yds.)
3.1 – 3.8 in.
9 low – 3 high (mm)
1/4 MOA
40 MOA
40 MOA
Side focus/PA
50 yds. – infinity
13.4 in.
15.3 oz.
Predator Quest Riflescopes
  • Designed for hardcore predator and varmint hunters
  • High magnification extends long-range shooting capability
  • Ergonomic side focus
  • Easy-to-reach side parallax adjustment from 50 yds. to infinity
  • Ballistic Plex E1 reticle has both trajectory-compensating technology and cascading dots to compensate for wind drift when using nearly any hunting cartridge
  • Reticle design is quick, simple, and accurate—everything you need when chasing fast-moving predators
  • Finger-adjustable windage and elevation turrets create a sleek profile
  • Turret indications reflect a change in the point of impact for pinpoint accuracy
  • Separated power ring and eyepiece design accepts flip-up lens covers
  • Threaded Anti-Reflection Device (ARD) reduces lens glare for greater concealment to prevent detection, and aids in spotting game in rising or setting sun
  • High-grade optical glass for excellent brightness and clarity and lasting durability
  • Quality, precision-ground lenses are larger than those of comparable scopes, for better light transmission
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating provides low-light performance and glare elimination, increasing your success rate
  • Double internal spring-tension system allows the scope to hold zero through shock, recoil, and vibrations
  • Positive steel-on-steel adjustments ensure repeatable accuracy
  • Waterproof
  • Nitrogen-filled scope tubes prevent fogging even in rain and cold
  • Durable, stress-free, solid 1-piece outer tube withstands shock and vibrations of even the heaviest-recoiling calibers
  • 1-in. body tube
  • Guaranteed by the Burris Forever Warranty 
  • Matte black finish (200370 only)
  • Realtree Max-1® Camo finish (200371 only)
Predator Quest Manual
October 29, 2015
2020 Burris Optics Catalog
February 10, 2020
Predator Quest® Riflescope 4.5-14x42mm is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope!! Ordered this scope through Cabela's for my Ruger American .22-250 Predator Model. Beautiful camouflage finish, easy to adjust and the E1 reticle is fantastic!!! Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around optic I purchased this scope to replace a tactical style one for a Rem 700 Police Sniper Special. I use the rifle for more general purpose use so it could be used for hunting or steel targets or informal target shooting. This scope fit perfect as far as use and physical size. My base was a 1 piece 20MOA downward angle so I can get a bit more range out of the setup.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great scope for the money I just received this scope yesterday. Very clear and I love the full field scopes. I bought my first Burris 4x12 back in 1978 I believe. Still have it and works just as good as it did when I bought it.This is my 3rd Burris scope. I do have a little complaint on the Predator Quest. The adjustment knobs are great but I am not sure about setting the zero. All my other scopes have either set screw or a screw on top of the turret to lock it in place. I guess the fiction of the ring will hold it?
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope!!!! Bought a 4.2x14 to mount on my ruger GSR with an xs sight rail for Colorado hunting muley and just puts the hammer down on them at 250 to 300 yards with the help of my hot 308 loads!
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great scope I bought this scope for my 6.5 Creedmore. Great scope for the price. Clear glass and I like the Ballistic-plex E1 reticle.
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this scope for my Weatherby Vanguard in 243 Win. Hand loaded 40 round of ammo. and headed to the range. Sighted in at 100 m and then at 200 m. Then I used the elevation calibrations at the 300 m gong and it was right on target. I had a good scope on the rifle before but I just like the Burris line of products. At 14 power the scope was very clear. I like the idea of the custom dials I can get for this scope; I will be ordering it soon.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought this scope a week ago and gave it the "Shake Down" today. I have it mounted on a .17HMR CZ 452-2E. with Leupold medium rings. The bolt clears the focus ring but snugly. Overall the scope did well with 1.2 MOA groups of five at 100 yards shooting at 1" black dots.. Resolution using the variable Parallax dial was great enough to see the individual .17" holes at 14X Magnification provided they were not bunched together. Zero was obtained within 20 rounds to within 1/4". There are three things that would prevent me from giving this scope the highest rating: (1) The anti-reflection screen that came only scope (not shown in the catalog AND which is said to screw-on but I cannot get off) reduces clarity, The Parallax dial suggests that this is a long distance scope being calibrated to 500 yards, I see no way this scope would differentiate prairie dogs at more than 200 yards) and (3) at 70 years of age I really don't appreciate cartoon eyes on my scope).
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent scope I received this scope two days ago and mounted it and sighted it in today .I had no issues with the sight in and the clarity was great this is the fourth scope I have bought so far and your customer service is great I requested an ard for a old 2x7 scope I had and with in one day you have it on its way to me that just says it all !! thank you all for your great scopes.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear field of view The one thing I love most about this scope is the reticle. The reticle is so clean and crisp, and I love the windage marks. This scope is also very clear, everything seems to pop when you look through it. It handles well with recoil, I have it on a 308 right now. I wouldn't change anything about it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressive Optic! This is my very first Burris Product and I was very anxious to receive it after ordering as I had plans to install it on a new Ruger Hawkeye 22-250 caliber rifle. That task has now been completed and with this setup, the predator population (i.e., Coyotes) is now being managed a little more effectively.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad right out of the box. I was unable to get this scope to sight in. I removed a cheaper scope from my AR(which was actually shooting dead on) and purchased this more expensive scope. I used the exact same mount. I didn't even remove the mount. I dropped this new scope in the same rings and was unable to get it sighted in.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs better then expected I bought this scope for an upcoming hunt. My existing scope only had a cross hairs reticle. features the Ballistic reticle. The reticle rapidly compensates for wind, elevation out to 500 yards. This feature worked perfectly for me and I'm sure it will help in my next hunt.
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope I got a chance to use my new scope this weekend and could not be happier. The sight picture is sharp and clear. It easy to sight in and has held true through the 15 rounds I put through my 308. This is my first Burris scope and so far I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful scope for the money. I bought this a week ago and put it on a 6.5 creedmore and I could not have chosen a better scope. It zeroed right away and has performs amazingly. Three shot 1/2 inch group at 200 yards. I will purchase more of these for other rifles.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Glass Excellent glass for the price. Would have been 5 stars but these do not come with any kind of cover. Kind of surprised me.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super nice This replace my Buckmaster Nikon on my Ruger M77 MKII 243 win. Scope is super clear easy to use and a hole lot better
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I bought it this summer for my remington 700 308. And it's a awsome scope for the price defenetly worth it
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good optic. Clear and sharp image. Bought to put on my Tikka 204. Gun and scope are a perfect match. Dead on 1 inch group at 200 yards!
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features This is my second scope, one is for deer hunting and predator hunting .love the warranty.Thanks
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent clarity Bought this varmit scope just dialed in at range no varmints yet but torrents work great.
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Optics Bought two of these Scopes one scope was bad out of the box 2 scope is great
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great scope excellent clarity i bought a month go and I'm very happy ., and i highly recommend !!!!!!
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line scope I could not be happier with the predator quest scope
Date published: 2018-07-20
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This scope is 51.5mm objective diameter. What does it me when it says clear objective lens diameter is 42mm ?

Asked by: Bigmc420
The larger number is the outside of the metal tube. It's the largest point on the scope (most scopes), and helps people understand exactly how high their rings/mount need to be. The objective lens number is the size of the glass lens. The difference is the thickness of the metal, the glass mounting seal, etc.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2018-08-17

hi how hard is it to use the wind adjustments? Thanks

Asked by: codyw5
Hi! We're not sure if you're asking about the windage dial, or about the reticle/cross hair marks. The dial is capped, like most hunting scopes. It's designed to be primarily used when you zero your scope at the range. The reticle has dots that spread out from the center line. They're designed to help you determine how far to hold off, based on the distance you're shooting. They are great reference points that will help you quickly make better targeting decisions in the field. But they're just reference points. Like with any scope, you need to spend some time learning how it works with your rifle and your rounds. Once you've done that, they are super easy!
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2017-11-30

The specs list the focal plane as "RFP".  What the heck does that mean??

Asked by: Retro
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-09-25

Would this make a good prarie dog scope for a savage model 10 22-250 ?

Asked by: Spudman83
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-09-25

is the predater quest good for low light

Asked by: ringtail
The Predator Quest is a great scope for low light conditions. I would recommend removing the ARD in dusk and dawn situations.
Answered by: Team Burris 3
Date published: 2017-05-24

Would the predator work on a .22lr ? Or would there be issues with the reticle ? Cheers

Asked by: Mitch c
This scope will work well on a 22lr.
Answered by: Team Burris 3
Date published: 2017-05-23

I have a remington .270 770 model i want to put this scope  on. blown several scopes, would this one hold up on a  .270?

Asked by: Grant75
All Burris scopes, sights, and mounts are built to withstand recoil of up to .50 BMG
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-01-01

What size butler creek flip up scope covers does it take for the 4.5-14x42 predator quest scope? Thanks 

Asked by: Jsuratt75
39 OBJ 13 EYE
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2019-01-09

Bought new last week a PQ 4-14 with forward focus from Running's. Doing fine until this morning in semi rapid fire from bench rest and scope would not hold. Jumping up, down left and right. Is this scope only meant for 223 recoil? Mounted on an AR in 6.8.

Asked by: termof
All Burris scopes are built to withstand recoil of up to .50 BMG. If you are experiencing issues with your scope, please visit or call 888.440.0244
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-10-07

Looking to see what caliber and bullet they are scaled to?

Asked by: GeorgeR
The reticle follows a generic ballistic curve that should adapt well to most centerfire cartridges. for more detail, see our Ballistics Tools page.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-08-12

is there a sun shade avaliable for the predator quest 4.5-14×42 ?

Asked by: Buck1
#626035 should fit just fine, however you will have to remove the ARD in order to install the sunshade
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-08-05

Is the retical illuminated on the Predator Quest® Riflescope 4.5-14x42 scope?

Asked by: jharrill
No, the Predator Quest riflescopes are not illuminated.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-07-01

Need better instructions/explanation re:User Guide/ Pg 5 examples for .243 Win ballistics. Thanks, Roger

Asked by: Roger RMC 64
Our new ballistics software page may be able to help you out Otherwise, feel free to contact the Burris technical support team at 970.356.1670 between 8am-5pm Mountain Time Monday-Friday for live assistance.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-05-05

Hi folks. I am wondering if the 4.5 by 14 by 42 Preditor Quest will work with my .30-06. Can someone give me some help with this?

Asked by: bogtrotter
 yes will work great, I have one on my 7mm mag and my 257 weatherby mag. I purchased these scopes off amazon for $305  a piece shipped. 
Answered by: steve0o
Date published: 2015-11-16

Hi, I recently bought a new rifle chambered in 300 Winchester magnum and am looking for a scope that can handle that round without immediately losing zero. Does this model work well with that caliber?

Asked by: sbg1984
I have one on my 7mm mag and my 257 weatherby mag, never had a single issue. Awesome scope
Answered by: steve0o
Date published: 2016-11-29

Would this scope hold up on a 50 cal muzzleloader 

Asked by: Jesselong 120
just purchased one was wondering how it will perform on my 30 06 with 180 grain Winchester elite bullets. Use to accuracy at long range 700 yds. plus
Answered by: old dude
Date published: 2018-12-31

The msrp for the matte finish Predator Quest 4.5-14x42mm Scope is $395 or $419?

Asked by: Clyde
Matte (200370) $395 Camo (200371) $419
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2017-01-27

hi, I would like to know if the Ballistic Plex E1 FFP / Varmint reticle is an option for the Predator Quest 4.5-14x42 ? Thanks

Asked by: Nomad 6
The only reticle available for the Predator Quest 4.5-14x42 is the Ballistic Plex E1. There are no FFP reticles available for the Predator Quest line of scopes.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-06-15


The Predator Quest line of scopes does not offer an illuminated reticle. The XTR II line and select MTAC scopes offer illumination.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-05-29

Bell PA focus or side PA focus...which one will be available in 2015? Before I purchase, this needs to be defined for the new model.

Asked by: Keith
These models have a side PA focus.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-05-07

does this have lumination for low light

Asked by: butch54
It is not illuminated. The only illuminated scope with the E1 reticle is a 3-9x40 Fullfield E1.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2015-05-01

What caliber is the Predator Quest® Riflescope 4.5-14x42mm scope calibrated for? I have a .22-250 and I want to kow if it is made for that caliber. 

Asked by: Hunter54
Hey I just got this scope last week for my 22-250 it is calibrated for it zero at 200 an goes out 600
Answered by: aarebel03
Date published: 2015-03-09

Hello I need to know if Burris makes A rifle scope in fde finish

Asked by: Jedd
Are we talking FDE = Flat Dark Earth color? No, we do not.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2015-04-04

Predator quest scope what mounts do I need

Asked by: Roll Tide

i want a scope that can do it all from predator hunting to hanging shots past 600yrds hunting to big game as well! Im looking for my 6.5 creedmoor will this scope do the job? again not just predators but big game as well?

Asked by: AustinLLDD

Best scope base and ring set up for a Remington model 7

Asked by: White77
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