XTR II™ Riflescope 8-40x50mm

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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.

Model #201081 is a Rear Focal Plane scope with the new F-Class DCH reticle. It is non-illuminated. It's designed to provide the extreme precision required for benchrest competitors.

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

MSRP: $1,079

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
Front Focal, illuminated
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
201081 (Discontinued)
Rear Focal, non-illuminated
F-Class DCH
Matte Black
80 Click Rotation
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.
  • 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
XTR II Manual
October 29, 2015
New for 2022 | Burris Optics
May 23, 2022
XTR II™ Riflescope 8-40x50mm is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 257.
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 5 out of 5 by from Great scope The build quality is excellent. Turrets are tactile as well as audible and very solid. the elevation turret comes exposed but has the option to capped (capped turret included). The windage turret comes capped from the factory, also very solid. Glass quality according to my aging eyes is excellent, as good or better than my Bushell ERS. The only gripe I have is the 1X magnification which is not truly 1x but is comes very close, maybe 1.5, mind you I've never looked through a variable scope which is a true 1X. Overall probably the best value for the price out there right now.
Date published: 2016-11-02
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 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 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 XTR II 8-40x50 great F-Class scope Previously used Nightforce Comp (great glass) but the thin reticle would disappear in a mid to heavy mirage. Regardless of glass quality, if you can't see the reticle, you will not hit the target. Tried the XTR II 8-40x50 and found the glass was about 90% of the NF Comp but the reticle was perfect. It's always framing the rings on the target regardless of the magnification setting due to the FFP. First purchased my first XTR II 8-40x50 in 2017, my 2nd early 2018 and just recently received my 3rd. in 2018, this scope help me win the Australian National F-Open, Australian National F-Open Grand Agg and the Mace Medal F-Open at the Australian National.
Date published: 2018-10-28
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Where is this scope made ?  What country ?

Asked by: Cdf7773
These are made in the Philippines.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2023-01-25

What height do you recommend for scope rings. 8x40x50 XTR II mounted on Savage 110BA 300 Win Mag. 

Asked by: Glen2022
I'd recommend Medium XTR Rings for that setup.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-09-30

Does this come with lens covers

Asked by: Dave67
The XTR II scopes will come with lens covers and a sunshade.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-09-11

where is the glass made? Where is the scope assembled? Thanks

Asked by: Sophie999
They are made in the Philippines, using Japanese glass.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-08-01

I bought a Xtr-II FDE and it doesn't have a sunshade or flip-up lens caps. Do you have those available or do you recommend some from onother company that will fit this scope?

Asked by: Cabob28
We can send you replacements, please go here to get started: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-07-11

Where is the Burris model number 201081 made? Is it made in the usa?  

Asked by: MikeNohio
Those are made in the Philippines
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-03-23

Just purchased the XTR Il 5X25X50.I am intending to put it on my Savage 110 tactical 6 mm Creedmore. Do you have a suggestion on what rings would be best suited for this setup?

Asked by: Jay74
I'd recommend a set of XTR Signature Rings in 34mm, Low for that setup.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-03-23

Running 5-25x50 xtr on rem 700 with rem varmint profile barrel. Egw 20 moa base. Do I need the 1.00 or 1.5 inch xtr 34mm rings. 

Asked by: Deltatom10
You should be fine with the 1" rings.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-03-15
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