August 17, 2011
Craig Boddington takes a look at the 4x12-42mm Burris Eliminator Laserscope, which takes a lot of the guess work out of lengthy shots. The laserscope allows a shooter to range a deer out to 550 yards, calculate trajectory and illuminates your reticle for a precise holdover point. And for 2011, the Burris has expanded the load-coverage capabilities of the Eliminator by going from 40 ballistic curves to 123 and upping it's load-count total from 600 to 2000.
The scope offers 3-3.5 inches of eye relief and weighs a reasonable 26 ounces, including the mount and battery. A remote activation switch can be attached to your rifle's forearm allowing you to turn the scope on and off with a quick push of the button. To get your scope dialed in, you simply sight your rifle in at your desired distance (50, 100, 200 yards) and then verify your point of impact by shooting the gun at either 200 or 500 yards. You might have to make a slight adjustment or two depending on your barrel length, elevation and temperature concerns. The data for your load will forever be stored in the scope. Look for even more fun from this product come 2012 SHOT Show time.