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Do You Know Where Are Burris Scopes Made

Where Are Burris Scopes Made? Perhaps you could be wondering if there are other more effective hunting tools besides the carbon arrows and broadhead which are the bowhunting equipment. 

Yes, there is, and for those persons who are conversant with the guns, they have come across the Burris Scope. Over 30 years the Burris Scope is commonly used optical gear on rifles which have proved very effective in catching a game.

But how are they made? This article will uncover and expose where they are produced. While working at Redfield, he is credited to have designed and managed:

a) The first constantly centered non-magnifying reticle in variable power scopes

b) The first 4-12x and 6-18x riflescopes

c) The Redfield Accu-range trajectory

d) The Redfield Wide view riflescope.

Registration And The Humble Beginning Of Burris Scope

Just like the name, the product was founded by Don Burris, through his company called the Burris Company in 1971. The product has quite a several models with different specifications. 

As a design engineer, he was an employer Red field a Denver-based company where the idea to design and reduce optical glasses to help hunters catch their game was conceived. 

In 1975, the first optics a rifle scope called Fulfilled created, and four years later more products were created which were designed for hunting. For some years, the products were produced and assembled in the United States where the company was incorporated.

During the first four years since the company was created, other products were also brought up such as sights, rings, and bases to fill in the demands of the customers.

The founder died in 1987 and the company has continued to grow and expand. It launches innovative and unique products, which has helped it remain the most competitive both in the domestic and global markets.

The company was bought in by Beretta Holdings and even present the company produces patterns such as reflex sights, tactical and hunting rifle scopes among st other products.

Shifting of the Production Base

Due to the increased labor costs in the United States, the company moved its production base for some of its optical products to the Philippines working with agents but later a tough decision was made to shift the production of the Full Field II Scope series to the Philippines. 

Full Field II is the most popular of the Burris Scope series. This resulted in most of the production and assembling is done in the Philippine with little being done in the US. With the labor costs sorted, more efforts were made to focus more on quality, specification, and mass production.


What remains in the United States is the packaging, final testing, final inspection, and service at Colorado. However, there is room to shift back the whole production of the US once the business climate allows for such.

The Bushnell and Weaver scopes which are not made in the U.S have not compromised on its quality. The only product lines being made in the USA are the Leopold and Red field scopes.

Besides the labor cost being saved, plant expenses, raw material, and so forth costs were reduced but the street prices costs remained the same.

Product Lines

Burris Signature Select 3-10 X40

It has large internal lenses, improved vision quality, and a longer and larger zoom magnitude. It is useful for hunting purposes because of a clear visual magnification. The product is produced both in the USA and the Philippine.

Full-field II 2-7 X 25mm

This product is durable with an integrated design piece making it waterproof. It allows the user to have different grades of Burris scopes ideal for aiming the target on both long and short distances with precise and precise accuracy.

It is produced in Philippine. Full-field II 2-7 X 25mm has quite impressive specifications for either a tactical or hunting situation. The quality lens can transit light which will rarely affect the sight. This meets the international set standards.

AR Riflescope 4.5-14 X 42 mm

It is designed to help shooters aim at the target tactically. One can make adjustments while aiming from a far distance. If you know a little more about 0.22 air rifle, you can get great shooting experience for hunting, as we've done on our another article.

Veracity 2-10x 42 mm

It is used by professional hunters to aim at animals in the Prairie region. Produced largely at the USA.

Quality Concerns in Philippine

The rumor around the world that since labor cost is low in the Philippines then quality for Burris Scope will be compromised is an understatement. The quality has remained the same. Philippine has a history of producing weapons form many years and the optics are just sisters to weapons. 

The approach by Burris to manage its production using their tools instead of fixing specifications and shopping OEMs in the Pacific rim as it is a practice used has made its products to stand tall over the peers.

History of The Products Released And Production Site

ProductYear Production Site
Compact and Handgun scopes1979USA
multi-coated lenses1980USA
Zee Rings1981USA
Scout Scope1988USA
Posi-Lock® system1993USA
Signature Rings1995USA
Ballistic Plex™ reticle2000USA
FastFire2007Philippines and USA
Burris Eliminator2010Philippines and USA
Veracity riflescopes2014Philippines and USA
New XTR Signature Rings™2015Philippines and USA

Either way, in terms of site of production, the quality standard Burris Scope speaks itself. Perhaps this is a learning lesson for its competitors to emulate.


You will never get a 'missed call' when using Burris Scope products. The company has maintained its competitive advantage without compromising its quality. After all, your eyes have it and they are that counts. You will never get a 'missed call' when using Burris Scope products. 

Just to give you an appetite to try it, here are the steps for sighting using Burris Scope. Step one is attaching the scope to the firearm. Step two target to the approximate distance after seeing your game.

Step three is to center the scope to the dot and fire between two to three rounds. Step four is readjusting until you get the right angle and you will be ready to catch your prey easily. We wish you all the best as you begin this new adventure!

Up Next: How to zero a rifle scope for successful hunting.

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