XTR II™ Riflescope 8-40x50mm

The XTR II 8-40x is the largest magnification scope in the entire Burris lineup. While it was intended primarily for bench rest and fixed-position extreme long range targets, it's also become very popular for people shooting prairie dogs and other varmints from the next county over.

The XTR II 8-40x50mm uses the XT-80 click adjustment knob, which provides 80 clicks per rotation. The F-Class reticle is MOA.

The riflescope outdelivers its modest price tag. And it’s protected forever by the Burris Forever Warranty™.


Compatible Reticles

F-Class MOA
Specifically optimized for F-class competition and other long-distance shooting.

Available On: XTR II 8-40x50
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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
40 times zoom
F-Class MOA
Matte Black
Tall exposed tactical
58 mm
50 mm
44.25 mm
34 mm
13.2 low – 2.8 high (ft. @ 100 yds.)
3.50 – 4.25 in.
6.25 low – 1.25 high (mm)
1/8 MOA; 80-Click Knob
70 MOA
30 MOA
Side focus/PA
50 yds. – infinity
16.68 in.
31.40 oz.
Rotary dial; intermediate "battery saver" stops
11 brightness settings
XTR II Long Range
  • Designed for serious, technical, long-range precision rifle shooters
  • F-Class MOA illuminated front-focal-plane reticle is optimized for long-range, F-Class competitive shooting
  • The reticle is laid out in 1/2-MOA increments
  • Reticle has a secondary horizontal crosshair and reticle grid to provide 20 MOA of additional adjustment beyond the turret adjustment capability, while still retaining the ability to use the wind hold-off references
  • Reticle has 1-MOA and 1/2-MOA marks for wind hold-off
  • Front focal plane (FFP) reticle design allows the reticle size to increase or decrease as magnification is increased or decreased; trajectory compensation is always correct and proportional for the selected power setting; also called first focal plane or FFP
  • Multi-turn adjustment knobs have a 1/8-MOA adjustment and feature true Zero Click Stop; knobs offer 8 mils per rotation, with multi revolutions of adjustment
  • 34 mm body tube
  • Excellent resolution optics and tactical-appropriate reticles and adjustment knobs make it easier to identify targets and adjust for windage and elevation
  • Versatile 5-times zoom system allows for a larger field of view at close ranges and better target acquisition at long ranges
  • Zero Click Stop adjustment knobs let you quickly and easily revert back to the original yardage setting without counting clicks
  • Advanced windage and elevation adjustments are fast and easy; accurate and repeatable reticle adjustments match the measurement system of the reticle
  • Ergonomic side focus, and easy-to-reach parallax adjustment from 50 yds. to infinity for improved accuracy at long distances
  • High-grade optical glass provides excellent brightness and clarity with lasting durability
  • Index-matched Hi-Lume® multicoating aids in low-light performance and glare elimination, increasing your success rate
  • Illuminated reticle reduces time to get on target in any lighting condition and dramatically increases accuracy when target is dark
  • 11 brightness settings (spanning night vision, low light, and daytime), with a convenient battery-saver position between each setting
  • Triple internal spring-tension system allows the scope to hold zero through shock, recoil, and vibrations
  • Waterproof
  • Nitrogen-filled body tubes prevent internal fogging in the cold and rain
  • Precision-gauged and hand-fitted internal assemblies maintain a consistent point of impact through the magnification range, regardless of shock and vibration
  • Solid, 1-piece outer tube is stress-free and durable; withstands shock and vibration from even the heaviest-recoiling calibers
  • Covered by the Burris Forever Warranty
  • Features XT-80 click adjustment knob, with 80 clicks per rotation (201080 only)
2018 Burris Optics Catalog
February 1, 2018
XTR II™ Riflescope 8-40x50mm is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 158.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great FFP Scope I've had this scope now for close to 6 months and it is mounted on a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle shooting targets at 100 to 600 yards. Clarity is very good as is focus and parallax adjustments. Windage and elevation adjustments are precise, and easily made by counting clicks or viewing the knob graduations. Best of all the adjustments are repeatable, so if you dial out for shots past your zero distance returning back to your zero is accurate and spot on. The Zero Stop works. I'm quite pleased with this scope and consider it a bargain and there is little different between the Burris XTR II and another leading brand I own that costs almost twice as much.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing scope Burris has a winner here! They really out did themselves on this scope. This isn't just some review cause I own this scope....I've owned a lot of scopes, particularly ffp tactical scopes this has impressed me enough to write a review. This was impressive enough so that I sold all my other scopes and now have two 3-15's and the 4-20.( and the scopes i sold are high end) Great glass...and I mean clear even at high power. consistent eye relief, and built like a tank. Love the turrets and ease of reading the windage marks. The zero stops are awesome. I could live without the illuminated reticle but that's just me.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rotating reticle in xtr2 I bought the scope last year, the xtr2 8-40. Was really happy with it until I realised there is a slight shift in rotation of the reticle. Assuring myself it was just my movements behind the gun, it wasn’t until I used it in a prs comp that I noticed long shots with hold overs (500-700m) would miss. Consistently. Then change the magnification and I would impact. Consistently. Tested it on a bench and sure enough the reticle shifts. Bought in Redding CA but live in Australia, Burris told me to see my local distributor, they told me to contact Burris as it was bought in the states. Unless this is resolved I will be staying away from the brand. Will happily update this in the future.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Scope !!! I got this scope; the XTR II 8x40-50mm, last month. Have it mounted with the Burris P.E.P.R 34mm (AR style scope mount) on my Rem.700 LA .300WinMag. It's just amazing how awesome it does the job, no problems at all; great magnification power, crisp clear reticle, easy to adjust, turrets are flawlessly awesome with a solid gripy feeling, of course still holds zero after 200+ rounds I've shot since I got it. Only question I do have to the Burris Specialists or any others here, I shoot 8" targets with this scope at 500, 700, 800, 900, and 1100 yards and its works perfectly when I use the Strelok Pro app on my phone, but it seems 1200yards is the limit on this scope. My question is, can I reach the 1400 or 1600 yards with it ??? If yes, how can I do that ???
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Experience with an Amazing Scope About six months ago I bought my first Burris scope. It was my first experience with a FFP scope so I was a little apprehensive. I had bought it in anticipation of getting a RPR in 6.5 Creedmoor but could not get my hands on one. Mounted this scope on a Remington 700 5R Tactical 308 and it has been amazing. The Burris ballistics tools have been right on and have helped me reach targets to 770 yards with no problem. Loved my first scope so much that I just purchased a second (Burris XTR II 5 X 25 X 50) last week to mount on my new RPR 6.5 Creedmoor. I just sighted it in last Saturday in about 9 shots. It took 9 because I put three in the same hole at fifty yards so I thought I was missing. I would highly recommend any of the Burris XTR II's. The clarity is great and the new ballistic tools are spot on. I'm definitely a Burris fan!
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A top notch scope!! I have two XTR II scopes. Very clear. Adjustments are spot on. Repeatability is excellent. All the right features. This is a lot of scope for the money! I theach Law Enforcement Snipers. I do not understand some of the reviews complaining about the turrets, Why with a mil dot scope. Yes mils are used for hold over or hold offs. There intended purpose is ranging the target. Then adjusting the turrets for a precision shot. Provided the shooter has done his work at the range and has their range cards \ data cards put together. If your looking for a scope in this price range that preform like one for twice the money get a XTR II.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy fix I bought a used 3X12 and as with another reviewer the retical illumination didn't work. I could feel that the control ring for the rheostat war loose. Removed the battery installation cover, lifted out the rubber washer under the battery, took a .050in. Allen wrench and tightend the two screws that hold the ring on. Took about 3 minutes total. Scope illumination now works perfect. Bought this great scope at a real good price because of that little problem. I am very very happy!!
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy contender This scope if fantastic. At the price point i really don't see how it could be beat. The clarity is top notch. The light gathering ability is spot on for its class. Illuminated reticle is nice. The turrets are positive clicks. The tracking of the scope is dead on. Holds zero on my Sako A7 30-06. I just took it out for a bear hunt when it was raining it didn't fog up once. Overall you owe it to yourself to give this scope a look if your shopping for a mid high end scope. Do side by side against any scope in its price range i think you will be very impressed. Also one of the most important things (Forever Warranty). That's enough said why buy from someone who doesn't stand behind there product accident's happen.
Date published: 2016-05-05
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Will the XTR low rings work for mounting XTR ll 5-25x50 on a savage model 10 ba stealth in 6.5 Creedmoor?

Asked by: WMG73
Yes those should work just fine.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-12-05

What mount and rings would i use to mount the XTRII 5-25x50 G2B Mil-Dot to a Remington Model 700 CDL Bolt Action Rifle .300 Win Mag 26"?

Asked by: Thunder17x
I would recommend XTR Signature Rings in Low.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-11-28

I am mounting the XRT II 5-25x50mm to a Christensen Arms Mesa Long Range with a 20 MOA rail what height rings do you recommend?

Asked by: 300WM
I would do XTR Signature Rings in Low. Item 420221
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-19

Can anyone recommend a scope mount (not rings) or tell me the scope dimensions for the XTR II 3-15x50mm? I am trying to figure out what mount I need to clear the rail on an AR, thanks.

Asked by: jakeswahlay
I recommend the AR-PEPR mount. https://www.burrisoptics.com/ar-p.e.p.r.-scope-mount
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-19

I am trying to mount an XTR II Riflescope 5-25x50mm on a new Bergara B-14 HMR (6.5 Creedmoor).  I have a Seekins 20 moa Picatinney base.  What size Burris rings would work well with this setup?  Thanks.

Asked by: markesp
I would do XTR Signature Rings in low.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-05

I have the 4-20 xtr. I want to put it on my savage model 12 22-250 bolt action. What ring height should I get? I currently have it on with my ar cantilever base and its way too high. Suggestions? Thanks

Asked by: Greg28
I would recommend XTR Signature Rings in Low or Signature Zee Rings in Medium.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-09-14

none of the dealers listed for my area have XTR II Riflescope 8-40x50mm product. It is available through amazon. My concern is sometimes when making purchases through amazon.com the MFG warranty is not honored, so id like to ask you directly. thanks

Asked by: allanbarmy
We will ABSOLUTELY honor your warranty.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-10-19

Does the XTR ii 4-20x50 come in FDE? 

Asked by: Brute71111
Unfortunately they do not currently.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-08-17
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