First Look: Burris BTS V2 Thermal Optic

by Braxton Taylor

Burris Optics recently showcased its brand new thermal riflescope, the Burris BTS V2. This new thermal optic is optimized for predator and hog hunters or anyone else that shoots in low light/nighttime conditions.

The soul of the new Burris BTS V2 is its Burris Cyber Core, a state-of-the-art thermal-processing system. On the BTS V2 riflescope, the Burris Cyber Core is paired with a 35 mm F1.0 objective lens and a 400×300 pixel thermal sensor, which allows users to easily identify targets at distance. The BTS V2 also has video recording capabilities via Burris’ own BurrisConnect mobile app. The app also allows users the chance to stream video in real time to up to five different electronic devices. The Burris BTS V2 runs off rechargeable, industry-standard 18650 batteries and is also hot swap capable.

On the shooting side of the house, the scope has several digital-reticle options in addition to a digital-zoom capability ranging from 1x to 4x. In addition to this, the BTS V2 has an optical magnification range of 3.2x to 12.7x magnification. The array of different color palettes inside the scope include white hot, black hot, red hot 1, red hot 2, red hot 3, blue hot and green hot. Burris Optics collaborated with American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) to come up with a QD (quick detach) mounting solution for this scope that allows for up to 163 mm of forward and rearward travel when pairing the scope to its mount. This not only gives shooters a wide latitude of adjustment and flexibility but also lets them dial in on the perfect amount of eye relief regardless of which type of rifle they are shooting.

MSRP for the BTS V2 is $3,000, and to learn more about this scope or other products from Burris, please visit 

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