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Thermal Riflescope



The Burris Thermal Scopes are packed with features that will help you take night hunting to a whole new level! Offering 4 power zoom, hot track, stadiametric ranging and 5 unique color palettes – this scope is packed with features to help you own the night.

MSRP: $3,899 - $4,199

Starting Retail Price: $2,749 - $2,999

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Specifications

Item Number
Description
Magnification
Resolution
Pixel Size
Frame Rate
Focal Length
Focusing
Visual Angle
Digital Zoom
Eye Relief
Dioptric Compensation
Screen
Color Palettes
Adapter/Battery
Working Hours
Mounting Type
Weight
Dimensions
300601
BTS 35
2.3-9.2x
400x300
17μm
50Hz
35mm F1.2
Manual Focus
10.7°x8.0°
2x, 4x
48mm
Yes
1024x768 Color OLED
Black hot, white hot, red hot 1, 2, and 3, green hot, blue hot
1x18650
≥3h standard
Picatinny rail
23.2 oz. (660g)
9(l)x3.5(w)x2.9(h) in. / (230×90×75mm)
300600
BTS 50
3.3-13.2x
400x300
17μm
50Hz
50mm F1.2
Manual Focus
7.5°x5.6°
2x, 4x
48mm
Yes
1024x768 Color OLED
Black hot, white hot, red hot 1, 2, and 3, green hot, blue hot
1x18650
≥3h standard, ≥5h with 3400 mAh high-output battery
Picatinny rail
25.4 oz. (720g)
9.8(l)×3.5(w)x2.9(h) in. / (250×90×75mm)
Thermal Optics
  • 7 color palettes
  • Stadiametric ranging
  • 10 reticle options
  • Hot track
  • Manual and auto NUC
  • Adjustable contrast
  • Adjustable brightness 
  • Intuitive, one-hand operation
  • IP67
  • 2.3-9.2x magnification, 35mm Objective
  • 3.3-13.2x magnification, 50mm Objective
  • Torque Specifications: 60 in-lbs

US Warranty

International Warranty

Name
Thermal Riflescope User Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
November 30, 2020
 
Name
2020 Burris Optics Catalog
Type
 PDF
Modified
February 10, 2020
 
Thermal Riflescope is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turned my scope into a thermal in seconds! Using the adapter I attached the Burris Clip On to my scope. Since my scope was already sighted in I was able to hit targets in the dead of night out to 800 yards in seconds! The nice thing about the Clip On is you can use it as a hand held to scan and then quickly attach it to your scope to hit your target. I tried the Burris Clip On at a range next to a pile of other clipon thermals. The BTC was the easiest to use, it had the fastest refresh rates (instant), it had similar image quality to the next best option and surprise surprise it was nearly half the price of all the others!
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can’t give it 5 stars, poor release and confusing. First let me rate the product, I bought the BTC35. Given its price point and that it is from Burris, I expected better. I will highlight the best point of the BTC35, but ultimately I would consider either waiting for Burris to fix its release or strongly consider the options out there. If you are looking for a feature rich product, this isn’t it. No saving images, no tracking, and right now, it’s only so so thermal monocular. What it does have in features, it does very well. But for this money, I’m not sure it’s the best option. For the features: the Hot Track is a nice feature. Though if there are multiple similar heat objects, it can get busy fast and you either end up turning it off or it simply becomes ignored noise. The red hot feature is probably one of it best features. It does a great job of making those hot sources much more visible. Only negative, is if you are in a blind in pitch black, it quite bright and that bright red (understanding this was tested with varying the contrast and brightness to different values to test) gives you a bit of retina burn. So you find your target, but you’re left with that spot in your vision for short while after. The highest points go to clarity in its class. This thermal sensor is slightly higher resolution that most of the competitors in this class, and it pays off. I would say it’s closer to a 640 res clarity than most of the 300 range sensors. The refresh rate is the only negative, it’s not bad and crystal clear when properly focused and remaining static. It’s when you pan a bit too fast that it is visible. You can see the screen shift slightly and are almost guaranteed it will nuc at that point giving you that brief freeze of the image. I, like most others not sent a full kit to demo for a review, have to wait for the mounts to test this fully. At that point, I will post a revised review. There are no adapters currently available to actually clip it on. So you’re not buying a clip on, you’re buying a “Clip-On Capable” product. I agree with the other review that this is arguably a challenge to the marketing. Most other manufacturers include at least one mount that satisfies the name sake and advert of being a Clip On device. As it is, it is Clip On Capable, once they actually release the adapters and mount, which if they range as other could be an additional $100 per unit. Burris being the company they are will no doubt reach out to early adopters and supply them with something, but for now, it is what it is. The device does come with a USB cable, with no defined purpose. It comes with a charger with no purpose. It burns through CR123’s faster than the first gen NVG’s I was issued years ago (1-2 hours on Energizer CR123’s). I do own IMR batteries in 2400mah, I get just under 2 hours of use on them. For a long night hog hunting. You’ll be practicing a lot of battery discipline and I would put money on the fact that a lot of owners will go through a lot of batteries (likely to become waste in the woods) because it takes too long to shut it off. You have to hold the power button for nearly 8 seconds to turn it off. It says five, but that’s five once you get to the count down. So 3 seconds on a long press to get to the 5 second countdown to shut off. Honestly Burris, we expect you to make quality products and to be pragmatic in your approach. You missed the boat on this product and should have stuck with the monocular and scope until this one was better thought out. I will likely look to return this for something I can put to use and suffer the reduction in image quality.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of features - outstanding handheld thermal! I've been using the 35mm version for a couple weeks now and the video quality is outstanding! The image is clear enough to see individual tree trunks at 800 yards and animals are sharp and crisp. The ability to control it from my phone is $$$ so I'm night blind in one eye and it makes it much more user friendly. I really want to try this with blood tracking because you can see the thermal signature from hoof prints several minutes after an animal has passed by. I can only image how easy it would be to track an animal shot while bowhunting!
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK - HOT TRACK for the WIN! I had a chance to test out the Burris Thermal Riflescope at a range next to a pile of other thermal scopes (Pulsar, ATN, etc). The BTR outperformed all the other products in terms of refresh rate and ease of use. It was right at the top level of image quality and it had features that I wouldn't hunt without like HOT TRACK. I had my mindset on Burris and then I found out the price point, I can practically buy two of these for one of any other lower-performing competitor.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, crystal clear thermal for night I tried this on hogs down in Texas and killed my first wild hogs on a pitch black moonless night with this thermal scope. Accurate and easy to use would be the best way to describe this thermal scope. The different color palettes really made them stand out making them easy to target and shoot.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like freaking magic! I don't know how this works - just adding a thermal onto the end of a scope - but it does! I shot a couple hogs with this setup and I was able to place the bullet right in the skull at night for an instant, humane kill. The definition was easily clear enough to place shots exactly where in the vitals you need and the color palettes make animals stand out clear as day - even if its in the middle of the night.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have used many thermals and nothing compares “I have used every kind of Thermal under the sun. Burris’s new thermal line is not only a leader in quality but they come in at an unbeatable price point. The resolution and refresh rates are unbeatable and with Burris you know these things are durable enough to withstand even the harshest conditions.” - Joeseph Trousdale, TX Game Hunters
Date published: 2021-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST HANDHELD THERMAL DEVICE ON THE MARKET I tried the Burris handheld at a range next to a pile of other handheld thermals (Pulsar, ATN, etc). The BTH had the best image quality, it was the easiest to use, it had the fastest refresh rates (instant) and surprise surprise it was nearly half the price of all the others! It was really cool to be able to control the thermal unit from my phone using the app, that also made recording a breeze!
Date published: 2021-01-13
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Can the handheld be useful in searching for downed game you shot using the heat seek mode?

Asked by: ERSCHOCH
They're very useful in spotting downed game. I have not used the "hot track" feature for this, but I imagine it will work just fine.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-10-04

please make a video or some images showing exactly how this clip on unit clips on. It looks as if it simply clamps on the front housing of the end of your scopes objective lens, if so is it limited to only scopes with a certain size lens?

Asked by: Ryan55
We have three sizes of adapter available as well as a picatinny mount. Size A 626601 38-46mm Size B 626602 48-54mm Size C 626603 56-64mm
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-09-30

How is the BTS-50 packaged for shipping? What is included with the scope?

Asked by: Maurice
Comes in a "pelican style" hardcase so shipping isn't a problem.
Answered by: rm123
Date published: 2021-09-29

I thought the handheld thermal ran off of common rechargeable batteries, but on review said CR123s.    Which is correct?

Asked by: BobbyC
The handheld uses an internal rechargeable battery.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-09-27

hi will the btc 35 or 50 work with eliminator 2 or 4

Asked by: Matthewforde
The Thermals are not compatible with the Eliminator scopes unfortunately.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-09-27

Are the different size bell adapters and pic rail available now and if not when?

Asked by: R5k83
They are currently available through orders@burrisoptics.com
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-09-14

Will this work on a 40 mm objective?

Asked by: Thomas l
Absolutely! Here are the sizes for the adapters: A 626601 38-46mm B 626602 48-54mm C 626603 56-64mm
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2021-09-27

A battery charger came with my BTC50 but no rechargeable batteries. Can lithium CR123 batteries be charged in this charger or are there special batteries which must be used?

Asked by: Penrose
18650 are not what goes in the BTC50 they are 16340 and button less ones work best
Answered by: Houck2011
Date published: 2021-10-12
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