Two well-established American companies finally go toe to toe with their newer models of tactical rifle scopes. Burris is competing with their XTR 2, first shown in 2014, on Shot Show, while Vortex brought forth their next line of Vortex Viper PST gen.2 in 2017.
Both the scopes are made by American based companies, but are manufactured in the Philippines, to reduce costs.
The Vortex is the more expensive option of the two, totalling at 1.839,00 €, while the Burris is 1,489,00 € without any of the extra options, such as the reticle and illuminator, along with different colours of the scope.
The Vortex is lighter of the pair with 885g, while Burris weighs 910g
Both scopes have a similar length, with Burris being 8 milimitres longer
The big difference is Burris' bigger tube diametre, which allows it more elevation and windage travel
The Viper PST gen.2 has an adjustable parallax turret from 25 yards (23 metres) to infinity, and the XTR 2 has one from 50 yards (45 metres) to infinity.
Vortex is only available in black matte colour, but the Burris XTR has the additional option of Dark Earth Brown and Flat Dark Earth
Both of the scopes have the same magnification (5-25) and zoom factor (5), but the Vortex leads in both the Maximal and Minimum Field of view, with the maximum of 7.3 m / 100 m and minimum of 1.5 m / 100 m, against Burris' 6.4 m / 100 m and 1.3 m / 100 m.
exceptional glass quality
clunky illumination control
made for harsh environments
bigger elevation range