Burris Eliminator 6 rangefinding rifle scope on sale in Australia


The Burris Eliminator 6 lifts the technology and style of laser rangefinding rifle scopes to the highest level so far, packaged into a traditional-looking body 37cm long, weighing just 850 grams and capable of calculating and indicating your point of aim out to around 2km.

That maximum range is quoted for reflective targets such as you’d find on a range, and Burris says its new scope can measure the distance to “deer hide” at up to almost 1300m (1400yd).

The Burris Eliminator works in conjunction with an app through a Bluetooth connection to the your smartphone

Available only in 4-20×52 spec, the scope was described by Burris’ director of customer service Josh Lawley as being “leaps and bounds” ahead of the first Eliminator, which itself was a revolutionary concept when Burris Optics released it more than 10 years ago.

Although the Eliminator 6 is about 45g heavier than the 5, it is slightly more compact, has a 2mm larger objective lens, and because it is now housed in a 34mm tubular body it can be mounted using standard scope rings. 

Its maximum field of view has increased from 6.8m to 10m at 100m.  

The adjustment for parallax correction is now done using a side-focus knob instead of reaching forward and turning the objective lens housing. 

The new Eliminator looks much more like a regular riflescope than previous models

The range of adjustment of the reticle has been reduced from 50 MOA to 40 MOA, likely as a result of having less space inside the body for the adjustment mechanism, but this will only be a potential issue if your ammunition has the trajectory of a lobbed rock. 

The 6 includes a barometer, a thermometer and an inclinometer. However, wind speed in still not factored in automatically, but must be estimated by the shooter.

The Eliminator combines data from those sensors with your ammunition’s ballistic data to better calculate your bullet’s flight path in an instant, before indicating your aiming point by lighting up a holdover point on the bottom crosshair; windage hold points flank each holdover increment.

There are a total of 177 aiming marks in the reticle — up from 96 points in the previous model’s reticle. 

The Eliminator will also show you the remaining bullet velocity and energy at the target distance, so you can see when it might be too far for an ethical kill, and you can set the Burris to mark an X on the display if the result would be outside your predetermined parameters.   

The Eliminator 6’s internal display covers a wide range of information

Burris says the indicated aiming marks provide increments just ⅕ MOA apart — more precise than the reticles in most regular rifle scopes with their ¼ MOA or 0.1 mil increments. The difference might seem small but it becomes increasingly important as range increases.

As for adjustment, the Eliminator continues with ⅛ MOA click adjustments at the turrets.  

The Eliminator’s internal display also includes a level so you can ensure the rifle is not canted when taking your shot — without having to take your eye from the crosshairs to check it. 

The laser rangefinder is activated by pressing a button on the left turret of the scope, but Burris also provides a remote switch than can be attached to your rifle’s stock so you can use the rangefinder without releasing your hold on the rifle. 

The large button on the left turret activates the laser rangefinder but a remote is provided to do it more conveniently

Naturally, the Eliminator runs in conjunction with an app through your mobile device, making setup simpler. 

The app contains a comprehensive set of factory ammunition data and allows you to enter your own data. 

All this does not come cheap, with a recommended retail price in Australia of $3999.

But as Shane Cusack from our local gun shop Mudgee Firearms says, his Eliminator IV is his “can’t miss” scope, and what price do you put on that?

Find out more at the Beretta Australia website.

 

 

 


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Mick Matheson

Mick grew up with guns and journalism, and has included both in his career. A life-long hunter, he has long-distant military experience and holds licence categories A, B and H. In the glory days of print media, he edited six national magazines in total, and has written about, photographed and filmed firearms and hunting for more than 15 years.

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