Burris’ New Eliminator “Laserscope”

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The Eliminator integrats a laser rangefinder into a scope and then tells you exactly where to aim for that distance

The New Eliminator Laserscope from Burris Optics is to me a sight to behold(haha I made a pun). Holding over has transformed from an estimate to an exact science.

This scope ranges your target ( Burris claims it  reads out to 550yds on a deer & 800 yards on a reflective surface) it then illuminates a small red dot on the elevation post to give you an exact point of aim.

How does this work?

Good question, It works by inputting two key data points:

1) Are you sighted in at 100 or 200yds

then

2) Enter in the drop of your projectile at 500yards in inches.

Now the scope will have saved these variables and everytime you range your shot it will give you a red dot on the crosshairs as a point of aim.

Press the trigger and you should have yourself a dead feral!

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Here you can see how the laserscope will work.

I have to say this to me is really exciting, it will make shooting longer distances a lot easier. I know some of you may say the challenge is not there but really you will still have to deal with wind drift and its no different from knowing how to use a mil-dot or ballistic-type reticle.

This scope appears to be only available in a 4-12x42mm model at the moment and battery life is claimed to be 1100 cycles.

The big question:

Will I be ordering one of these scopes? I think I will. Though at 4-12×42 I am still wondering whether I sacrifice the magnification for the added functionality on either my 243 or 223 varminter…. Decisions Decisions… If you were to buy one what rifle would you put it on? Leave a comment and let me know..

Thanks to Dangaff from AusVarmint for the heads up on this one.

18 thoughts on “Burris’ New Eliminator “Laserscope””

  1. I’ve been looking hard at the 1st generation of this type of scope for a 22/250 varmiter. I’ve never bought one as having the range is only half the solution when you get ‘out there’.
    With this new feature on offer it’s exactly what I’d like, and at a price more affordable that the Zeiss DiaRange (which has these features but is $3000AUD). A 6-18x would be better for my uses, but I’ll still buy a 4-12 for that 22/250 later this year or early in 2011.
    Don’t see any point to this scope on a hunting rifle though – kinda big and bulky for marginal gain.

  2. I wonder if these scopes are full of parallax error like my two 3-9 Fullfield II Burris scopes.

    I don’t like the idea of this scope. It will encorage the average shooter to shoot further than their ability. There is more to long range shooting than just working out bullet drop. I can see a lot of wounded game as a result of this type of scope in the hands of the average shooter.

    From what I have read about this scope, the aiming mark cuts out after 70 seconds. This will make shooters rush the shot. Also what happens if the dot cuts out just as you are pulling the trigger?

  3. That is true Norm and you are not the only one I have heard say this. For someone like myself however that does a fair bit of bunny blasting and fox shooting I think it would be ideal. I would like to think cutting out at least one variable for me would make me more effective. My worry is, is that it wouldn’t make a very good varminting type scope.

  4. So true Keith,
    In the hands of a good experienced shot such as yourself, it would be a great tool. Make short work of goats etc at medium range. I wonder how much the dot covers?

    But I would do a lot of work with it before I trusted it for a long range shot knowing how unreliable some rangefinders are.

    Imagine if it picked up a tree branch half way to the target at say 500 yards, It works out a drop for the branch at say 350 yards. You line up the goat with the fancy dot and hit the goat in the foot.

    When I get a reading to a target with my rangefinder. I range the target first, then do another reading off the target on a rock or tree to get a check on the first reading. They do give brummy readings some times.

  5. I have just bought a Laserscope which replaces the Kahles 3-10x50MZ on my CZ452, optics are’nt quite as good but still very clear. A few early observation are:

    1. The laser is very accurate as I can range a 2″x3″ white stand marker at 112yds, it does’nt seem to like ranging some dark objects like my Labrador, (not that I was going to shoot her!!!!), lighting conditions seem to vary the efficiency of the rangefinder.

    2. The IR remote does not work 100% of the time, wired would be better.

    3. The sunshade needs to be used even in bright no sun conditions.

    4. I shoot mostly at night and I suspect the bright range display will glare in the dark, (especially if you’ve had laser eye surgery), dimmer would be useful, yet to try it on bunnies.

    5. It would be nice if 11mm rail fixings were included or a seperate model available for 11mm rails as an adaptor raises the line of sight, negates the ultra low profile and costs you more money.

    6. Can’t mount my Lightforce 140 now as no 30mm/1″ circular surfaces.

    I don’t shoot in over windy conditions but find it difficult ranging at night and is 90% of the problem for me. The .22LR is’nt flat and I guess at 120yard it’s like shooting a .308 at 500yds so the Laserscope is ideal. I calculated the followin drop at x8 magnification with Winchester subsonics, 70,90 & 120 corresponding to the lower reticule graduations:

    50yds= 0″
    60yds= -1″
    70yds= -2″ 1st mark
    80yds= -3″
    90yds= -6″ 2nd mark
    100yds= -10″
    120yds= -15″ 3rd mark

    Took my first live shot at a crow this morning which the Laserscope ranged at 63yds, (yes it was black!!!!), lined up the first graduation on the reticule and squeezed the trigger, the Corvid went over without as much as a twitch. On examination the shot had landed exactly where I aimed, dead centre of the breast. It’s early days yet and nothing is perfect but overall I am impressed with this well made unit and may be tempted to put one on my Remington 700/.222, might even go for the new Eliminator. This sight seems ideal for me but only time will tell. I’m no expert but hope this helps you make an informed choice.

  6. Alan, good comments that support how I thought the scope would work. Disappointing to hear about the remote, and failure to range a black lab.

  7. The Backland Outdoors hunting show uses the Burris Eliminator very effectively. The videos show them taking deer at over 400yrds cleanly… Check them out at myoutdoortv.com or backlandoutdoors.com

    From what I can tell its really a bigger game animal.
    They give a detailed show on how the scope operates and how much they love it.
    I’m a Vic deer hunter and I’ve been waiting for the AUD to come up… now I can’t wait for my scope to arrive!

  8. I am thinking of the Eliminator for my 243. I shoot mostly foxes out to 350 yards, uaually at night. Has anyone any feedback for me as to the suitability of this scope for that purpose?

  9. Sighted in fine during the day. Orange glow from range finder numbers drowns out target view a bit at night. Only lasts a few seconds and then its only the dot. Very effective scope.

  10. To answer your query in the article, I would initially be cautious with using it on my 30-06 as I dont know the effect of the recoil on some sensitive electronics. Although it has pretty good reviews from the US on many rifles. However, if you could guarantee shot placement then you could easily go to a lower power rifle/round knowing it would strike right in the vitals, (assuming you are confident of the shot being placed).

  11. forgot to add that i have contacted Burris and asked them about shooting in low light and night time spotlighting. still waiting to hear
    Richard

  12. I have been trying to decide between this and an Acog, I know its not the same animal, I like all the tricks of the Burris and its less, i wanna know if the cross hair reticle is illuminated at night

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