burris eliminator laserscope review
I do a little gun work for friends . Nothing real serious, mounting scopes, help sighting in , a little custom reloading etc. A friends son puchased a burris eliminator laserscope and i mounted it and sighted/calibrated it for him. I did not do what you would call a fullfledged scope test due to not wanting to shoot that much 300 RUM ammo, but did give it a pretty thorough test drive.
For starters it was mounted on a Rem 700 SS laminate in 300 RUM. I took the gun apart first and fine tuned the trigger from a hefty 8lb pull to a reasonable 3 1/2 lbs. I then boresighted it , then test fired. first shot was on paper @ 200 yds. got it zeroed with 4 shots. scope seemed to track well. The calibration charts showed a 34" drop @ 500 yds with the type ammo he had, but i know from experience at this altitude it is more likee 22 inches. 25 seems to be the lowest that the scope can be set for, so that is where i set it.
The way the scope works is, you put the crosshairs on your target and push the rangefinder button and the scope automatically gives you the range and an aiming point with a little red dot on the vertical crosswire.
After sighting and calibrating i moved it to the 500 yd target......dead center......then the 650 yd target....dead center.....next the 800 yd. The rangefinder read the range but it would not give an aiming point at that range. It would not range past 800.
While i was shooting, a nice speed goat decided to come over and help out to see if it would range something with hair on it. He pranced across my range starting @ about 480yds, quartering away, taking his time. This allowed me to range him all the way out to 729 yds, getting good readings and aiming points each time. this was during full daylight/bright sun. I used to have a hard time with a leica 1200 ranging goats anywhere past 500 yds in the same kind of conditions.
All in All this scope seemed to perform as advertised out to the 700 yard mark. For a novice/beginner to longrange shooting, (which this kid is) this may be just the ticket. I was quite impressed with the results. I still have the gun here if anyone wants to ask any specific questions or have me check other things.
The price on the box is $869.95, which is cheaper than you could purchase a high end scope and a 800 yd rangefinder. AJ