The Burris Eliminator 5: A Revolutionary Riflescope for Hunters

Matt Johnson
Matt JohnsonPublished: February 4, 2023
The Burris Eliminator 5: A Revolutionary Riflescope for Hunters

Long-range shooting requires accuracy, precision and reliable tools. The Burris Eliminator V is a top of the line precision optics that offers all these features and more. It comes with an array of advanced features such as built-in rangefinder, inclinometer, smart dope card and waterproof properties - making it perfect for long-range shooting. The Eliminator significantly increases any hunter's capabilities in the bush.

Not only that but it also has a lifetime warranty from Burris Optics to ensure its durability in any situation you may encounter. With this scope at your side, you can be sure to hit your target every time.

We recently tried out the Eliminator V, which, we've found to be a significant upgrade over the previous models. Whether you're hunting deer from a stand or simply plunking cans, you will shoot better. On top of the upgrade, the costs between the older 3 and 4 aren't crazy either. Yes, you'll typically spend about $500 more for the Eliminator 5, but that's not much considering how much more scope you get for your buck.

Burris Eliminator V Rifle Scope

Before we do the complete deep-dive into this high powered optic, here's a quick overview of what the Eliminator V brings to the table.

Objective Lens Diameter50mm
Objective Diameter65mm
ReticleProprietary X96
Laser RangefinderCapable of ranging out to 2000 yards
Bluetooth® RemoteFor laser activation
Battery Life2x AAA lasts 450-500 hours
Mounts and RingsWeaver-Style or Picatinny
Other FeaturesHoldover and windage features work on all magnification settings
This table highlights the features and specs of the Eliminator V.

How the Eliminator 5 is revolutionizing hunting.

The Burris Eliminator 5 is revolutionizing the way hunters approach their sport. With the push of a button, this powerful riflescope instantly calculates and displays the exact distance to a target, wind data and an exact aiming point all inside the scope, giving hunters complete situational awareness without any guesswork. Featuring up to 2,000 yards rangefinding capabilities, 5-20x magnification and clear optics, it ensures that you’ll never miss your target.

This all-in-one package also includes an internal digital inclinometer, smart dope card and Bluetooth Remote for easy use, making it one of most advanced optics on the market.

With its ability to calculate ballistics quickly and accurately, even in low light or challenging weather conditions, this groundbreaking technology will save you time and energy during your hunt as well as boost your confidence when seconds count.

The Burris Eliminator 5 truly takes hunting to the next level.

Features of the Burris Eliminator 5

Burris Eliminator V x96 Reticle and Riflescope

This feature-packed rifle scope is one of the most advanced optics systems we've come across. Burris optics has taken long-range hunting to the next level with features packed into this optical system. When you absolutely need complete situational awareness, the Eliminator 5 has you covered. Whether you're targeting blacktail deer or even elk, you'll be dialed in.

Rangefinding capabilities.

One of the best features of the Eliminator 5, and also probably our favorite, is the powerful laser rangefinder. With a maximum range of 2000 yards, it makes it easy to accurately and quickly calculate distances with no guesswork.

We tested the range finding on the Eliminator V and noted that it was accurate within ± 1 yard. We took ours out to 1,900 yards (that was as far as we could get while having an accurate range) and it was spot on.

Smart DOPE Card.

The smart dope card is an internal digital inclinometer that keeps track of all your shooting information for quick reference. It tracks windage, elevation and angle of incline, allowing you to make split second adjustments in changing conditions.

While this is a great feature, it really is for the advanced users. It took us around 15 minutes of playing with the settings to really understand how it was working.

Wireless Bluetooth remote.

The Eliminator 5 comes with a Bluetooth remote for easy use. With this remote you can access all the features of the riflescope without ever having to touch it, making it easy to control your aim even when hunting from a distance.

X96 reticle and zoom features.

When you're shopping for the best optical system for your rifle, you want precision optics that won't let you down. The X96 reticle and 5-20x zoom features of the Eliminator 5 provide crisp, clear images for accurate shooting every time. You'll be able to hit your exact aiming point with ease with the x96 reticle.

We used the Burris Eliminator III, which we absolutely love, but the Eliminator V takes the cake. They've improved the magnification range and increased optical clarity with upgraded glass.

The 5-20 magnification range, combined with the X96 reticle will allow you to see your target in even the farthest of distances. Now you take the range finding capability with this reticle and zoom, and you have one advanced optic.

Burris Eliminator 5 X96 Reticle Breakdown
This is a brief overview of the X96 reticle and the symbols of the scope. There are way too many features to list in a single image, but you get the idea of the layout of the reticle.

Weatherproof construction with no parallax distortion

Having used the Burris Eliminator 5 myself, I can confidently say it is an ideal choice for any hunter. Sure, the price tag might seem like something only the pros would use, but it has the durability to stand up even to the most novice of hunters.

It is designed to be weatherproof and durable, with high-quality construction that resists corrosion, wear and shock. The laser rangefinder and precise alignment technology eliminates parallax distortion for precise readings and aiming points even at longer ranges. Its waterproof seal ensures that the scope will remain dry in wet conditions. With its rugged design and advanced features, the Eliminator 5 offers reliable performance for any hunt.

Mount to any rifle.

Whether you're shooting with a bolt-action rifle or an AR-style rifle, the Eliminator 5's quick-detach mounting system makes it easy to attach your scope onto almost any type of gun. This allows you to switch between guns quickly and easily without having to perform complicated setup procedures each time.

This new Eliminator includes long range mounts with both weaver style and picatinny base compatibility. This makes it a great choice for the hunter who wants one scope that can be used on multiple guns.

Tips for getting the most out of your Burris Eliminator 5

Even after just reading the features on the box it arrived in made us believe it was an effective hunting riflescope, but once we unboxed it and learned to use it, we were convinced it's the best riflescope in the world!

With that, these are just a few tips we'd recommend to get the most out of this great scope.

Adjusting rangefinder settings to your preferences.

When you first set up the scope make sure you take some time to adjust the built-in laser rangefinder settings. This will allow you to customize the unit for your particular preferences, and will give you better accuracy when making shots at long distances. We were blown away by how accurately the distance to the target was calculated even in the dark. We've noticed even separate rangefinders are not as accurate as this built-in laser rangefinder.

Practice using the reticle and zoom features.

The Eliminator 5's X96 reticle and 5-20x zoom features will give you the advantage when it comes to precise aiming. Take some time to practice using these features, as they can make a huge difference in your success rate. The proven x96 reticle displays plenty of information and displays the exact aiming point and wind data that you need for accurate shooting. It can take some getting used to before using it in the wild.

Perform regular maintenance and cleaning.

Yes, this is one of the most durable precision optics we've ever used, but it still needs some TLC from time to time.

Regular maintenance of your optics is essential for optimal performance. Make sure that all lenses are free from dirt and debris, and that all adjustments are kept in order. This will ensure that you get the most out of your Eliminator V.

Be sure to check your zero regularly.

Even if you don't use the scope often, it's important that you check its zero from time to time. This will make sure that your rifle is still accurate and ready for use. What we've found is that it holds a zero really, really good, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't check it.

Exploring windage, parallax and other adjustments.

Our last tip is to make sure you are familiar with the scope's windage, parallax and other adjustments.

Having a good understanding of these features will help you get the most accuracy out of your rifle. It may take some practice, but once you've got it down you'll be able to maximize the performance of your Eliminator 5 no matter the conditions.

How does the Eliminator V compare to the Eliminator III and IV?

Comparing Burris Eliminator III IV V

The Burris Eliminator line of scopes is designed to make hunting more efficient and productive. Each iteration advances the features and capabilities of the previous one.

The Eliminator III has a rangefinder with 1,200+ yards ranging capability, and also combines precision optics with an internal digital inclinometer, and a smart dope card. Additionally, it offers excellent field-of-view (25 feet at 100 yards to 9 feet at 100 yards) and exit pupil (10.5 millimeters to 3.5 millimeters), as well as a 50-inch maximum adjust at 100 yards and a 13-inch length. Weighing just 26 ounces, this scope is lightweight yet highly accurate.

The Eliminator IV builds upon this by extending the range finding capability to 2,000 yards, enhancing the ballistic calculator with faster aiming solutions for even greater accuracy, as well as wireless remote laser activation for quick target acquisition.

Finally, the latest generation of optics from Burris is the Eliminator V. the Eliminator V takes precision long-range shooting up another notch with Bluetooth Remote Activation for quick use from any angle and improved 5-20X magnification in clear glass optics for enhanced accuracy out to 2000 yards. It has all of the features you expect from an Eliminator scope including precision optics, an internal digital inclinometer, a smart dope card and built in laser range finder.

Comparison Chart of the Eliminator Series

SpecificationEliminator IIIEliminator IVEliminator V
Objective Lens Diameter50mm50mm50mm
Laser RangefinderUp to 1200 yards non-reflectiveUp to 2000 yards reflectiveUp to 2000 yards reflective
Bluetooth RemoteNoYesYes
Battery LifeCR123A at 5,000 Range Cycles2x AAA at 500 Hours2x AAA at 500 Hours
Mounts and RingsStandardStandardCustom designed for Eliminator
Other FeaturesX96 reticle with windage and bullet drop compensationX96 reticle with windage and bullet drop compensation, improved ballistic calculatorHoldover and windage features work on all magnification settings
This table shows a direct comparison between the Eliminator V and the generations that came before it.

FAQs about the Burris Eliminator 5

We know we've thrown a lot at you and that's a lot to unpack. Fortunately, we've put together this handy FAQ to answer any additional questions you may have about the Eliminator 5.

Is the Burris Eliminator V worth it?

The Eliminator V laser scope is an amazing piece of technology. Its rangefinding capability allows you to accurately judge distances, while the durable material ensures it can withstand whatever nature throws at it.

The X96 reticle further boosts its precision and accuracy, giving you the assurance that your shots will hit the mark. Then there's the inclinometer, which makes this a must-have for those long-range shots. And when it comes to value for money, you won't be disappointed - this scope really is worth every penny!

How does the Burris Eliminator 5 scope work?

While the Eliminator V's features may seem intimidating at first, it is actually designed to be incredibly straightforward and easy to use. All you need to do is set up the scope correctly on your rifle, turn it on, and then make adjustments as necessary.

The rangefinder allows you to quickly identify distances, while the windage and parallax adjustments allow you to make the necessary corrections. The inclinometer also helps you calculate angles of elevation which can be extremely useful in more challenging terrain. Finally, the built-in smart dope card provides further assistance with shot placement and trajectory.

When it comes down to it, all you need to do is aim and shoot - the Eliminator V will take care of the rest.

Is the Eliminator V waterproof?

Yes, the Burris Eliminator 5 is classified as weatherproof and water-resistant. As such, you can feel confident that your scope will be able to withstand rain and other weather conditions without sacrificing performance. However, it should not be submerged in water and should be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Which scope is better vortex or Burris?

We've tried both the Vortex Strike Eagle 4 and now the Burris Eliminator 5 and we've got to hand it to Burris for their advanced features. The Eliminator V is a great option for long-range shooting and its built-in rangefinder, inclinometer, and smart dope card make it an incredibly accurate and reliable scope.

The Vortex Strike Eagle 4 is indeed a good scope but lacks the features of the Eliminator V which makes it slightly less reliable for long-range shooting. Ultimately, if you are looking for a scope for long-range precision shooting - the Burris Eliminator V is your best bet.

Are any Burris scopes made in the USA?

Yes, the Burris Eliminator 5 is made in the USA (actually Greeley, CO) and comes with a lifetime warranty. The quality of American craftsmanship shines through in this advanced scope, making it the perfect choice for long-range shooting.

What is the maximum range of Burris eliminator?

The Eliminator 5 has a laser range of 2,000 yards.

What does dope mean in long range shooting?

DOPE is actually an acronym for 'Data On Previous Engagements'. It essentially means the information and measurements used to accurately place a shot on target; such as wind direction, speed, range and elevation. DOPE is important for any marksman who wants to ensure accuracy in long-range shooting.

What is a dope card?

A DOPE card is a card that contains the data related to a shot. It typically includes information such as wind speed, range, elevation and trajectory. Such cards are extremely useful for long-range shooting and can help shooters improve their accuracy by providing all the necessary calculations in one easy-to-access place.

What kind of batteries does it require?

While the Eliminator III requires CR123 and the Eliminator IV and ELiminator V require two AAA batteries.

What is the warranty policy?

Burris Optics offers the Forever Warranty for all of its products (except for Thermal ones). This warranty provides free repairs or replacements if the optics are damaged or defective, with no questions asked and no warranty card, receipt or shipping costs necessary.

The warranty does not cover loss, theft, deliberate damage or cosmetic damage that does not affect performance. To claim the warranty, customers can visit Burris SupportSync to submit a request. They should insure the shipment and keep track of its progress when sending it from within the U.S. to Burris Company Inc. in Greeley CO 80631; international customers should contact their nearest Burris distributor for instructions on shipping costs and other details. The Thermal Warranty varies based on country and additional legal information may apply.

What we love the most about the Eliminator V precision optics.

The Burris Eliminator 5 is an excellent choice for long-range shooting. It has a built-in rangefinder, inclinometer and smart dope card which makes it incredibly accurate and reliable.

Not only that, but the scope also comes with a lifetime warranty from Burris Optics in case of any issues or defects.

What we love most about this precision optics are its advanced features combined with American craftsmanship - making it the perfect tool to help you hit your target every time! Thanks to its waterproof properties, you can even use it during inclement weather without worrying about performance loss.

With all these features at hand, there's nothing stopping you from becoming a master marksman.

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Master Outdoorsman

Matt is a seasoned outdoorsman with expertise in fishing, hunting, and wildlife. With a Master's degree in Wildlife Science, he combines his passion for nature with conservation efforts, sharing his knowledge through his writing for Fish and Game Report.

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