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Burris Scout 2-7x32mm Rifle Scope Review (Long Eye Relief & Ballistic Reticle)

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Burris Scout 2-7x32mm Scope
Image Credit - Burris

Magnification: 2-7x
Power Variability:  Variable
Objective Diameter: 32 mm
Length/Weight/Tube Diameter: 9.7 in/13 oz/1 in
Field of View: 23-8 feet/100 yards
Eye Relief/Exit Pupil: 9.2-12 in/16-4.6 mm
Reticle: Ballistic Plex
Adjustment Info: 1/4 MOA
Optics Coatings: Multi-coated
Finish: Matte black
Waterproof/Shockproof: Yes/Yes
Parallax Setting: Factory-set 100 yards
Airgun Rated: Yes
Illuminated Reticle: No
Mounting Rings Included: No

Best Uses: Varmint Hunting, Big Game Hunting, Target Shooting

Burris Scout Rifle Scope 2-7X32 Review

A true scout scope has a lot to live up to.  Being mounted to a scout rifle is no mediocre act as the scope must provide a plethora of benefits: more than enough clearance during recoil, provide a good field of view while keeping both eyes open, and still be durable enough to endure the knocks and dings of constant use in the field or in combat.

Ballistic Plex Reticle
Image Credit - Burris

A scout scope needs to be a versatile tool while still maintaining some strict requirement features.  Luckily, the Burris scope lives up to its name.  It's a lightweight scope on the shorter end of things.  Maintaining a compact profile, it won't overwhelm the rifle or create a top-heavy effect.

It's also meant to be mounted in the forward position on the barrel.  In this position, it's clear of the ejection port and you have an extremely generous 9-12 inches of eye relief for your high-recoil caliber rifle.

To protect internal glass and additional components, lens assemblies have been hand-fitted to ensure tough and consistent placement with its double internal spring-tension system - it's going to hold zero and maintain true power range during all the recoil, knocks and vibrations you can manage to dish out.

The Burris scope maintains minimal power of 2x while also providing versatile zoom up to 7x.  The Ballistic Plex reticle is perfect for the Scout scope in that it's easy to see and draws the eye straight to the center.  It also has hash marks for holdover points out to 500 yards.

Glass is crisp and clear, and it functions exactly how a scout scope should.  But, it would be nice if it came with the availability of an illuminated reticle to enable easier low-light hunting - just a passive aggressive hint to Burris?  Seriously though, it would be awesome if the purchase included lens caps, which it doesn't.


  • Price
  • Low/variable power
  • Extra-long eye relief
  • Fully weatherproof
  • Ballistic reticle


  • No lens caps included

Burris Scout 2-7X32 Q&A:

What Size Lens Caps Will Fit the Scout Scope?

Butler Creek flip-up caps are a popular option, and you will need size 9 for the eyepiece and 11 for the objective lens. The eyepiece (ocular) diameter is 38 mm, and the objective bell diameter is 39 mm - just a tidbit of info for those buying caps from other brands.

What Caliber is this Burris Scope Rated for?

The Scout scope, and all Burris scopes, is rated for force beyond .50 BMG for both forward and backwards recoil. It can withstand recoil of a PCP (Pre-charged Pneumatic) air rifle.

Does the Scout Scope come with Mounting Rings?

No. Most scopes don't come with mounting hardware as the hardware should be appropriate to your setup. You will have to purchase them separately. You will need 1 inch rings. Low height should work to clear the hard sights you have in place if you're not removing them.

Is this a High-Powered Scout Scope?

Low magnification is an iconic feature for scout scopes. However, variable power is setting the trend as the rage these days. While many hunters using a scout scope on a scout rifle may hardly ever need to go above 2-3x, it's nice to have the 6-7x powers for longer shots when they present themselves.

Can this Scout Scope be Mounted like a Regular Scope?

Mounting this scope in the position like that of a regular scope on a traditional hunting rifle or AR platform will greatly reduce eye relief.  If you're using a high-caliber scout rifle with a traditional scope mounting position, you may get hit by the scope due to the increased recoil from a lightweight rifle.
Additionally, decreasing the eye relief will greatly reduce the field of view producing a tunnel-vision effect.  This will invalidate the purpose of the scout scope to provide maximum eye relief, wide field of view, and the forward position of the scope to provide use with both eyes open for situational awareness and positive target acquisition at all times.

Is the Scout available in a Silver Finish?

This scope is only available in matte black. Burris no longer offers the Scout in Silver/Nickel finishes.

Does the Burris Scope have a Zero Stop Feature?

The Scout does not. It's unlikely to need the feature to dial in for several hundred yards due to low power range and adjustment travel range.

Does the Scope Require a Tool to Make Adjustments?

The Scout doesn't have a posi-lock requiring use of an allen wrench or other tool to adjust. Turrets are finger adjustable.

Is there a Burris Sunshade that will fit the Scope?

Unfortunately, Burris doesn't manufacture sunshades for the Scout.

Can't Zero the Burris Scout Rifle Scope?

It's unlikely that you won't be able to zero the scope unless it is defective which rarely happens with Burris. If you send it in, it may be returned to you "as is" if Burris can't find anything wrong with it. You may want to check your mounting rail if it is out of alignment as that can affect being able to correctly sight-in your scope.

Where is the Burris Rifle Scope Made?

This scope is made in the Philippines.

Noteworthy Features:

  • Scout scope specifically made for scout rifles
  • Extra-long eye relief of 9.2-12 inches with rifle sitting in forward position
  • Fast target acquisition for quick action use while moving or stationary
  • Easy to use non-caliber-specific ballistic reticle for up to 500 yards
  • Covered by the Burris Forever Warranty

Our Verdict on the Burris Scout Scope 2-7x32mm

According to the bull's-eye, the Burris Scout 2-7x32 scope will give you tighter groupings than ever before with your scout rifle.  It's the perfect scope for the scout rifle with its extremely durable construction, bright and clear optics, and steel-on-steel adjustment system for dependable repeatability.  There's no questioning if there's a better scout scope in the market - there isn't! We have even named it our top pick of the best long eye relief scopes.

Scout 2-7x32 Scope side on
Image Credit - Burris

However, if it's a traditional scope you're after with traditional features, you might want to check out the Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 scope.  It maintains the same ballistic reticle, is recoil-proof beyond 50 BMG, and is completely weatherproof with or without turret caps.  You might want to check out the integrative power/focus ring though - you might like it, you might not.

If hog hunting is why you were considering a scout scope in the first place, you should consider expanding your options.  Check out the Vortex Crossfire II 3-12x56 AO Hog Hunter and if it will work for you.  There's not really anything you won't like about the Crossfire, but we'll let you be the judge of that!

This scout scope is one of the best that's available for your scout setup, another great option is the popular Burris Scout 2.75x20.  There's no doing better than this if you want the best bang for your buck.  It has the right specs and the right warranty to cover your keister for any action that may happen in the field!

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Simon is an avid outdoor enthusiast and the founder of Target Tamers. He is passionate about bringing you the most up to date, accurate & understandable information on sports optics of all kinds and for all applications. Simon has contributed to notable publications online and teaches beginners the technical side of optics through his extensive library of optics guides.

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