Burris Optic Case Study

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Burris MTAC: Quality Battlefield Optic on a Budget
Nestled in at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Greeley Colorado is home to Burris Optics. Following a twelve-year tenure with Redfield Optics where he pioneered numerous innovations including the first constantly centered non-magnifying reticle scopes, Don Burris set out to make a name for himself.
Beginning in 1971, Burris introduced his own line of scopes including the original Fullfield released in 1975, compact handgun scopes in 1979, and multi-coated lenses in 1980, an industry first. Despite Don’s passing in 1987, Burris Optics continued to grow and expand their popular product line. These include spotting scopes, binoculars, “Posi-Lock” and Burris’ signature line of “Ballistic Plex” reticles introduced in 2000.
My own experience with Burris began
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This particular scope offers 130 MOA adjustments for both elevation and windage. That’s 65 MOA in any direction, allowing plenty of room for adjustment. When it comes to scopes, MOA is the most common and stands for “Minute of Angle” and while technically this means 1/60th of an angular degree, it is commonly associated with linear inches; this is because 1 MOA very closely corresponds to 1 inch at a distance of 100 yards. One major benefit of MOA adjustment is that it allows for more precise zeroing than milradian scopes because MOA adjustment increments are smaller. The MTAC offers .5 MOA adjustments which translates into 1/5 inch at 100 yards. For example, when adjusting in MOA a shooter must keep in mind that adjustment of .5 MOA means a 1/2 inch shift at 100 yards and therefore a shift of 1 inch at 200 yards. Therefore, if your rounds are impacting 2 inches low and 1 inch to the right of center you would need to come up 4 clicks and left 2 clicks based on the MTAC’s 1/2 MOA adjustments in order to be on

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