RT-25 5-25x56mm

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The new Burris® RT long range riflescopes includes the 5-25x56 RT-25. Designed for fun at the range or high-stakes competition, this scope is perfect for those looking for a way to get into the action with a precision optic that won’t break the bank. Shooters from air gunners to long-range rifle enthusiasts will enjoy the featured front focal plane SCR 2 MIL dot reticle, zero click stop adjustment, and the integrated, adjustable throw level for a custom fit.

The 5-25x56 RT25 is capable of 65 MOA total elevation travel capability. Built around a rugged 30mm nitrogen filled tube and are waterproof, shockproof and fog proof.

MSRP: $839

Compatible Reticles

SCR 2™
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Available On: 5-25x56mm, 3-15x50
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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
SCR 2™
Matte Black
64 mm
56 mm
46 mm
30 mm
22.5 - 4.5 ft.
3.3 - 3.6 in.
8 - 2.2 mm
0.1 mRad
65 MOA
65 MOA
25 yds. – infinity
14.3 in.
24.8 oz.
RT Long Range Riflescopes
  • Side parallax adjustment
  • Front Focal Plane SCR 2 Mil reticle with 1/10 Mil adjustments
  • 65 MOA total elevation travel
  • Zero click stop on adjustments
RT Riflescope Manual
March 31, 2022
New for 2022 | Burris Optics
May 23, 2022
RT-25 5-25x56mm is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Confidence to 1260 yards I'm always reluctant to talk something up if I haven't had a chance to put it through the rigors and abuse of several hunts. With 200 rounds fired at long range school with DR Long Range Concepts and hundreds more keeping my LR skills fresh for chasing hogs and going into rifle deer season, my RT has taken plenty of abuse, baggage handlers, a couple slips off the shoulder, a fall I was sure pulled me out of zero, all the banging in the UTV and truck. Still money, zero and dial ups. I can honestly say I have never settled into a scope and felt the same at 100 yards as I do past 1000 yards. The glass, focus and the SCR 2 (mil) and I'm 960 yards on a 3" target without a second thought, confidently and repeatedly. Burris RT series for the win!
Date published: 2021-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing glass! I own a handful of Burris scopes. This one is one of my favorites. I put this on my .30-06 for my long range Western Elk hunt but still used it back home in Pennsylvania for whitetails. Crisp, clean, amazing low light and no distortion. A++ Burris. Good job with this one.
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Burris Knocked This Optic out of the Park! The RT-15 is everything I Needed in a Long range Scope for Reaching out and getting those Call shy Coyotes!!!
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I unboxed my RT-25 5.5-30x56 and today. I had it mounted and was shooting in 20 minutes. Sighting in and setting the zero stop were easy. Glass is great also. Cant wait until my next competition
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect mid level precision optic I love my rt15 I have hits on prarie dogs out to 300 yards on my AR15. It's on my precision 22lr now and it rocks! Love the reticle, the turrets click nice and the zoom is crazy smooth!
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice quality and glass, great reticle, no shade Really I will give this a 4.5 for no sun shade or covers in the box. As long as you focus the reticle to your eyes you will appreciate its fine lines when target shooting. I put this on a CZ 457 and it is a fun combination. I find the reticle useful between 8 and 15x, whereas lower powers are good for finding a target or really close targets. Parallax easily focuses inside of 25 yards. I bought my unit for quite a bit less than MSRP making it a good buy.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good features but i cant hardly see the cross hair i bought this scope 4 months ago and i put it on a 6.5 prc . i shot at an 8 point buck 2 weeks ago and missed him twice at 75 yards i cant see the cross hairs i shot a box of shells at a 100 yards and the bullets shot in about an 8 inch group.
Date published: 2021-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why does my elevation can only turn so far Just bought a scope and only seems to turn up and down Only so far. I have pulled the knob up And tried to sight in my gun.
Date published: 2021-11-28
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What scope rings do I use on my Sako S20 in 300 rim mag, at what height should the rings be

Asked by: Jesse walden
Use the penny stack method.  Each penny is 0.0598” (1.55 mm) (Half the tube diameter+ (no of pennies x 1.55)) / 25.4 My RT-15 sits on 7 Pennies to clear the bells and covers. 15 (30mm tube) + (7X1.55) = 25.85 mm 25.85 / 25.4 = 1.018” or 25.85 mm minimum scope height It seems like a long answer. But now two ring lines seem to coordinate “ring height” to actual size. Not all “medium” rings are 0.92” height.  Not all “tall” are 1.10” height. Like there is no industry standard.
Answered by: Jon E
Date published: 2022-01-02

Hi Where are your RT-15 3-15x50mm made? Thanks,

Asked by: Ravi
They come from China
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-07-15

I have a new RT 5-25. I am looking for how I am supposed to get my scope zeroed. Read the manual and it only talks about removing the turret and resetting the zero stop once you have it zeroed. Is it a matter of just dialing the turrets for initial zero? 

Asked by: Barry80654
You zero the scope with the turrets like a traditional scope, then you can follow the zero stop procedure. But before that, you adjust POI using the turrets.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-12-10

Will the AR-P.E.P.R mounts work for the RT-15 mounted on a AR 308? Thanks!

Asked by: BrentO
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-09-14

I own several burris scopes ( eliminator 3 in 4x16 , and 2 veracity 4x20and 5x25 love them . i am looking at the RT-25 5x25x56 for my 224 valkrie for long range bench shooting . any thoughts ?

Asked by: jimbob351
That would be a great combo! I've actually talked to a couple other customers who have the RT-25 on a .224 and they're really enjoying it. These guys were big into coyote hunting and said the holdovers were extremely helpful as well as the FFP.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-03-17

RT-15 Just in from Midway, windage and elevation knobs seem insanely tight right out of the box. Almost afraid that I will break something trying to turn them. Is there a process or adjustment that needs made prior to use?

Asked by: Rusty336
The RT-25 features locking turrets. You have to pull the elevation ring upwards before you can turn it. Same with the windage ring.
Answered by: chromatica
Date published: 2022-07-13

Would 2-3 inches of flexible tubing about 1mm smaller than diameter of objective & secured with a hose clamp work as a sun shade. We shoot at rodents on the east side of the property looking west in late PM & don't need sun glare on lens.

Asked by: Petey1000
That sound like a field expedient solution that is worth trying. I'd give it a shot.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-03-06

After adjusting elevation and sideways adjustments How do I zero the adjustment caps?

Asked by: Wally
Re-Setting the Knobs to “0”: Once your scope is sighted-in, you can reset knob to “0” with these simple steps: 1. Use the 1.5mm hex wrench supplied with the scope to loosen the three (3) set screws located just under the top of the cap. 2. Pull up to remove the turret cap. Under the cap is the Zero Click Stop ring with three additional set screws. Loosen these screws with the 1.5mm hex wrench. Loosen the screws enough so that the collar turns freely. Rotate the ring clockwise until it stops. Snug the set screws. Do not overtighten. Your Zero Click stop has now been set. 3. Replace the turret cap, align the “0” with the index mark and snug the three set screws. NOTE: When securing the set screws on turret caps, make them snug but do not over tighten.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-03-19
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