Burris XTR II Review: 5-25×50 mm Riflescope – Is it Worthy to Buy?


Are you bored (!) with your old rifle scope? Because of you’re not able to brag about your success (!) or couldn’t gain success in shooting? Don’t panic fellows! You have come to the right place & you are going to find a solution (well, you can judge later).

For that, we are referring a scope which will be appropriate for tactical shooting for its illuminated reticle. Again, with advanced windage and elevation adjustments and high-grade optical glass, you will recognize your target easily.

So, Who The Hell is This?

Well, It’s none other than Burris Optics XTR II Rifle scope(Crazy? Don’t be). Keep on going through the article about Burris xtr ii review to find more alluring aspects.

Burris Optics is Trusted. Why?

Burris Optics is a reliable source of various shooting belongings. It was founded in 1971 and headquartered in Greeley, Colorado. For wildlife observation, law enforcement or recreational activities, Burris supplies a high quality of scopes.

Burris knows the needs of its customers and they manufacture this product with innovation, confidence, and integrity. It has become a favorite place for shooting enthusiasts.  Again, Burris doesn’t compromise on the quality of the glasses of the scopes.

For the Burris Forever Warranty™, it will repair your optic if it gets damaged. So, I guess, Burris has become your favorite company of scopes for your rifle.

Burris Xtr II Rifle Scope

Specifications of Burris Xtr II

Topic Value
Additional Feature Zero Click Stop
Adjustment Knob XT-100 Click
Battery Life 500 Hours
Battery Type Cr2032
Caliber All
1st Click Value 1/10 mil, 100 Click Knob
2nd Click Value 1/4 moa, 100 Click Knob
3rd Click Value 1/10 mil, 80 Click Knob
Eye Relief 3.50-4.25 Inches
Field of View 21 low - 4.25 High (ft 100 Yards)
Finish Matte
Focal Plane FFP
Focus Range 50 Yards to Infinity
Illumination 11 Brightness Settings
Length 16.31 Inches
Lens Material Glass
Magnification 5-25x
Material Aluminum
Objective Lens Diameter 50mm
Optical Coating Hi-Lume Multi-Coated
Parallax 50 Yds to infinity
Total Elevation Adjustment 110 MOA
Weather Resistance Fog Resistant
Weight 32.10 oz
Width 3.4 Inches
Windage Adjustment 55 MOA

There is 5 features which are quite similar one to another but we figured out some dissimilarities. Here goes –

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It’s a Mil based SCR riflescope and has SCR Mil reticle. 

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It is MOA based SCR riflescope and has SCR MOA reticle. There is a exception here – the click view is ¼ MOA; 100-Click Knob.

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It is a Mil-based G2B riflescope. It has G2B Mil-Dot™ reticle.

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This one is non illuminated, mil based SCR riflescope and has SCR Mil reticle. It doesn’t have illumination settings and control. 

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It is Flat Dark Earth (FDE) Mil Based SCR riflescope and has SCR Mil reticle. 

Let's Talk About The Scope in Details

Adjustment Knobs:

If we go through the chart, we can see the features of a versatile knob which is XT-100.

The XT-100 click adjustment knob has 100 per rotation and 20% more adjustment rotation than XT-80 knobs. The knob can render easier calculations, faster adjustments, and a small chance of getting perplexed on the dial.

Front Focal Plane:

If we look at the chart, we can see that this scope satisfies the wants of the customers.

Firstly, Burris XTR II 5-25×50 mm optic delivers not only a crystal clear 5-time zoom range but also the tube with 25-percent more thickness than the original.

Again, Burris configured the optic pattern as a First Focal Plane( FFP) scope.

FFP is the alluring feature among precision and sniper-style shooters. In a whole, the FFP zooms the reticle along with magnification changes.

So, whatever holdover you possess on the BDC or Mil-dot is the same at any magnification. It goes for from 5X all the way through 25X.

Now, the happy part is that this design makes elevation and wind holders simple and easy without thinking about what magnification you are on.

Suppose, 5-MPH crosswind on a 300-yard target and the second dot down with a quarter mil over based on your zero – all of these setups are there, so no matter what magnification you are on that same holdover will deliver the same shooting solution. (Sounds Crazy, Right?)

Longe Range:

If we look at the chart, you will be amazed by its zooming quality. The 5 times zoom has gifted it the power to target your prey at long distances.

Thus, it possesses a recommendable long range. Again, this 5x zoom gives it a large field of view and detailed picture.

Mil vs MOA:

These are the two different units of reticle and adjustment knob setup.

The Mil-based reticles offer ½- mil marks for distance holdover, horizontal crosshair renders 1- mil and 2/10-mil lines for windage hold off.

MOA- based vertical crosshairs are 1-MOA marks for distance holdover, horizontal crosshair offers 1/2 – MOA and 1-MOA lines for windage hold-off.

Again, there is 1/10- mil ranging brackets at the top, left extreme, and right extreme of the crosshair. And, according to MOA, it is ¼ ranging brackets.

Mil multi-turn adjustment knobs have a 1/10-mil click value adjustment and have a true Zero Click Stop. Again, according to MOA, it is ¼. Both knobs offer 10 mils per rotation with multi revolutions of adjustment.

Optical Glass and Brightness Settings:

From the specifications, we can see that the optical glass has come up with the features which will work as a temptation for the shooter. (Aren’t we right?)

The high-grade optical glass renders excellent brightness and clarity with high durability.

Now, are you worrying about low-light performance and glare elimination? Then, Don’t. Index-matched Hi Lume® multicoating is there for that.

There are 11 brightness settings like night vision, low light, and daytime. And there is a suitable battery-saver position between each setting.


So, to get improved accuracy at long distances, Burris XTR II offers you side focus and easy-to-reach parallax adjustment from 50 yards to infinity.

So, to get improved accuracy at long distances, Burris XTR II offers you side focus and easy-to-reach parallax adjustment from 50 yards to infinity.


Then, our eyes look up to the tactical-appropriate reticles. The illuminated reticle is there to get on target quickly in any lighting condition. Again, it will enhance accuracy when the target is dark.

There are more reticles to go – The SCR™ (Special Competition Reticle) in MOA or MIL, non-illuminated, the mil-based G2B Mil-Dot™ front focal plane reticle.

Windage and Elevation Knobs:

These adjustments are like blessings. It helps to match the measurement system of the reticle. Generally, the top knob is for the elevation and the left or right turrets are for windage.


The scope is waterproof and the nitrogen-filled body tubes keep your scope way from internal fogging in the cold and rainy day.

Zero Click Stop:

This is one of the additional features. This adjustment knob helps us to revert back to the original yardage setting without counting clicks.

Overall Features:

If we go further in the specification chart of Burris xtr ii review, we can see the length, weight and so on more features. The length is 16.31 inch, the width is 3.4 inch, the height is 3 inch, the weight is 32.1 oz.

For the robustness, the body is made of aluminum and finished with matte. Again, you get a CR2032 type battery and 500 hours battery life.

There is a triple internal spring-tension system which permits the scope to detain zero through shock, recoil, and vibrations. Precision-gauged and hand-fitted internal assemblies keep a constant point of impact through the magnification range.


  • For its versatile 5-times zoom, you can get better target acquisition at long ranges.
  • As the optics are durable, it will last long.
  • The illuminated reticle lessens the time to get on target in any condition.
  • You will not miss your target as this scope has the feature of shock resistance.
  • The” off “position between each set of illumination is there so that you need not cycle through all the brightness settings just to turn the reticle illumination on or off.
  • The FFP is there to go at any magnification and then target your prey.


  • You have to keep in mind the Zero Click stop.
  • It’s expensive.
  • The turrets are stiff and the eye box doesn’t feel very forgiving.

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Is It Worthy to Buy?

I think if you read the whole Burris xtr ii review, Then I don’t need to answer this. Because of the alluring features of Burris XTR II. I guess there are so many shooting enthusiasts who are now counting days of buying this amazing scope (don’t they?).

This high-tier optic has an unbelievably crisp and clear glass. The 34 mm tube is full with heaps of technical features like illuminated reticle, robust body, big turrets, FFP feature and so on user-friendly features.

So, In Summary; we would like to say this ” Burris XTR II” is worthy to Buy.

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Frequently Ask Questions

First of all, you should remove all the debris. Then clean the scope with cotton or a soft cloth. Then wipe the scope with alcohol. Attach the cap of the scope when the scope is not in use.

Yes. All the scopes have the power of water and fog-resistant 

No. Burris optics is always there to repair your scope without any warranty card.

Final Words

In the end, we want to say that all of the features of this Burris xtr ii review are not theoretical gossips. These are actually practically proved. A shooter who once used it, fall in love with it. So, you just need to choose a rifle which goes well with this masterpiece. Then, we will able to see the flying colors of the users.

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