Burris’s signature HD spotting scope is a high-end scope designed for professionals. Obviously, this scope comes at a steep price, but the benefits you will reap from its performance are more than enough to compensate for its hefty price tag. This spotting scope comes supplied with state of the art technologies. Each of its features complements one another, providing a well-rounded optic performance.

First impressions

At first sight, the Burris spotting scope looks a bit bigger than an average scope model. Aesthetics-wise, it looks pretty neat, though it’s not exactly compact.

Upon closer inspection, we’ve discovered that this remarkable scope rocks some of the finest features on the market. It has a built-in sunshade, adjustable eyecup for people who are wearing eyeglasses, a lightweight and durable frame made of die-cast magnesium, an angled eyepiece, and several focusing adjustments.

It also comes supplied with several optional customizable attachments, including the FastFire and 30x eyepiece, but we’ll talk more about them below.

Manufacturer’s specs and details

The full list of Burris Signature HD Spotting Scope manufacturer specs is the following:

  • Scope type: roof prism spotting scope.
  • Magnification level: 20x to 60x (optional 30x eyepiece included).
  • Diameter of the objective lens: 85 millimeters (3.35 inches).
  • Eye relief: 20 mm on 20x eyepiece, 18 mm on 60x eyepiece.
  • Exit pupil: 25 mm on 20x eyepiece, 1.4 mm on 60x eyepiece.
  • Coatings: fully multi-coated.
  • Dimensions: 3 inches (L), 3.84 inches (W), weighs 4.2 pounds.
  • Body design: Die-cast magnesium frame with rubberized reinforcement, HD-glass lenses, Schmidt Pechan prism, waterproof and fogproof design, angled eyepiece.
  • Additional accessories: neoprene easy carry case, lens cover, carry strap.


Some of the most notable benefits Burris’s signature HD spotting scope brings to the table is its great price to value ratio, superb optics, durable construction, and various accessories it comes with.

Great price-to-value ratio

Even though the Burris HD signature spotting scope does come at a high cost, its value for the money is tremendous. After all, this is a boutique level spotting scope model that boasts a level of performance that can’t even begin to compare to similarly priced models.

Superb optics

One of the main reasons why the model offers a well-rounded performance is because of its superb optics.

The magnification range span of 20x to 60x makes it ideal for basically all purposes and its built-in sunshade significantly reduces the amount of glare while protecting the lens from harsh weather (like rain or snow). You will be able to dial in on your target on the fly with fine-tuning focusing adjustments, or you could take your time and use the coarse focusing adjustment to substantially boost the accuracy of your scope.

On top of that, it also features the FastFire attachment. The FastFire accessory adds a red dot to your sights, allowing you to use it without even having to tune it in certain situations. This little gadget allows you to rapidly acquire your targets.

Durable construction

The Burris HD signature spotting scope packs a lightweight frame made of die-cast magnesium material. It weighs only 4.2 pounds and it’s certainly one of the most lightweight spotting scopes in its price range.

Furthermore, the design of Burris’ HD signature spotting scope is both fogproof and waterproof, making it perfectly suited for use in all weather conditions.

Designed for comfortable use

Though this scope isn’t the most compact model available, the manufacturer, in order to address this drawback, includes a complimentary neoprene case that is easy to carry. Its angled design allows it to be mounted on tripods with ease, allowing you to use it from various positions (upright, prone, mounted, or in a vehicle).


Even though there are millions of things you’ll love about the Burris HD signature spotting scope, there are a couple of drawbacks that you should be aware of.

Not available for purchase directly from the manufacturer

Sadly, the only way to get your hands on this magnificent scope is to find a certified dealer; it isn’t available for purchase straight from Burris. Of course, the brand has declared an official price and introduced a neat little option to “find a dealer” in the United States, but unless you are in America you will need to pay the shipping price as well.

Furthermore, the retail price varies from dealer to dealer, which means that you will have to search around for the best deal.

Big, bulky, and unwieldy without the carry case

One of the biggest drawbacks of this scope is its size. Namely, unless you have a huge backpack, you will need to leave some things behind as it will take up a good chunk of your storage space. Of course, it is practically not an issue if you’re using it with its neoprene case

Final thoughts

In all honesty, Burris’s HD spotting scope isn’t really meant for beginners and enthusiasts simply because it costs too much for comfort. However, if you’ve been looking around for a considerable upgrade, it doesn’t get much better than this.

This boutique spotting scope has exquisite optics with the instant-lock RapidFire attachment and numerous tuning options. It’s built like a brick wall, and it’s surprisingly light considering its size.

Overall, the benefits Burris scope offers far outweigh the few drawbacks. Start saving up some cash if you are looking for one of the best spotting scopes under 200 bucks. Stay safe, folks!


This article was written by Allan Smith and originally published on Epic Tactical.