The New Burris XTR II Scope – Blowing Other Scopes Out Of The Water

Last Updated on January 9, 2021.

So Reliable You Don’t Have To Think About It

We’ve all been on a morning hunt with the sunlight creeping over the hills in the crisp morning air when that monster trophy comes into view. You pull up on it and wait for that right shot and your scope fogs up at the wrong moment.

As frustrating as it is to overcome, Burris has removed this variable and some others from the hunter, tactical, and competitive shooter completely.

The XTR II is a rugged, durable scope that gives you extra clarity in its optics and simple to use adjustments for windage and elevation.

If you depend on your rifle, the last thing you need to worry about is your scope. All the more reason you should take serious notice of the new XTR II from Burris.

Can A Scope Outperform Its Price Tag?


The XTR II offers excellent resolution optics and easily adjusts for windage and elevation with adjustment turrets, making it an extremely affordable accessory compared to similar scopes for serious competitive or tactical shooters.

Its very design allows it to be abused and dropped while still functioning perfectly. Read more in our full review on how it does this.

Not to mention, you can use it with night vision, low light and daytime with its different light settings. The XTR II is waterproof as well, so you don’t have to baby it, just use it. Plus, Burris offers a no questions asked, forever warranty, making this the last scope you’ll need to buy.

The XTR II is the perfect scope for you if your demands are quality, precision, reliability and affordability.

The Full Review

The XTR II is THE scope for serious rifle shooters – both competitive and tactical. Precision long range shots are made just as easily as close range ones.

Here are just a few of the state of the art features this scope offers:


Illuminated Reticle

Adjustment Knobs

High Performance Optics

Shock, Drop, Anything Proof


Easy To Use, Guaranteed To Last

Pros and Cons


Who Should Buy This Scope?

ANYONE who is looking for crystal clear and accurate optics should seriously look into the XTR II. Especially if you are a competition shooter and need an adjustable and easy to use scope.

This is a scope for the SERIOUS shooter who DEPENDS on their weapon and optics to deliver accurate and precise shots. 

The weight of the largest XTR II scope tops out at about 2 pounds while the smallest is a little over a pound. If you are trying to cut down on weight, this is not going to be the scope for you.

But if you have a little wiggle room in your weight or don’t need to worry about it, this is an overachieving optic that will deliver every time.

What Do We Think?

This is a solid optical piece of equipment and while not perfect in every way, it more than adequately delivers. For the price point, you won’t find a better scope out there. For long range shooting, you can easily dial this scope in to 1000 yards right out of the box.

All of the adjustments are easily accessible and you can return it to zero when you need. The larger models feature a parallax adjustment from 50 yards to infinity located on the illumination settings knob.

Burris is making a comeback in competition scopes with the XTR II. The value, coupled with the forever warranty, which by the way, can be transferred to the next owner, makes this a great purchase where you won’t have any buyer’s remorse.

It is refreshing to find a scope that is so easy to use right out of the box.

The Competition And Other Options

The Vortex Viper PST (Precision Shooting Tactical) starts at around $1K and delivers the same precision and adjustability that you would need for competitive shooting. The reticle comes in MOA and MRAD options. Sometimes its brand loyalty that determines what consumers buy and Viper has a large following and a great warranty program.

The Leupold VX-2 is a compact, waterproof, and fogproof long range scope that offers parallax, MOA windage and elevation adjustments for the budget minded shooter. It could be an option for someone who wants to hunt with it as well as use it for competitive shooting. Leupold also covers its scopes with a warranty.

And finally, for extreme shooters whom budget isn’t a hinderance, the Nightforce NXS riflescope is the optic that offers supreme clarity with a huge field of vision for double the price. It has 100 MOA of internal adjustment and offers a wide array of reticles.

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