Burris Droptine Binoculars Review

Written By John VanDerLaan 

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In this Burris Droptine Binoculars Review we are going to rate the 10X42 version and determine if they are some of the best binoculars for hunting.

I have used the Burris Droptine 10X42 binoculars during the 2021 bowhunting season and I was impressed by the quality, given the lower price point.

I was particularly pleased with their light gathering capability, which as a bowhunter, is very important to me. Most of my deer sightings are around dawn and dusk, so superior low light performance is at the top of my list.

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Burris Droptine Binoculars

Best Low Light Binoculars for Hunting 

Our Rating 95/100

The Burris Droptine Binos are an ideal combination of high quality features at a reasonable price for optics.

They are lightweight and comfortable to use with the rubberized coating that has a very unique texture which ideal for a solid grip in all weather conditions.

Speaking of weather conditions, the Burris Droptines are nitrogen filled for 100% waterproof and fogproof use regardless of the weather.

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Burris Droptine Binoculars Quality

Burris Droptine Quality 95/100

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Burris Droptine binoculars.

One of the first thing that I noticed when I took them out of the box was the eyecups. Most of the hunting binoculars that I have used have plastic eyecups that are susceptible to damage if you drop them or bang them on a tree or tree stand. The Burris Droptine has aluminum eyecups which are much more durable.

The prisms on these binos are phase corrected and dielectric coated which increases light transmission and provides true color with no distortion.

They also feature fully multi-coated lenses which gives you ultra clear subjects and virtually no glare.

These are high quality binoculars without the sticker shock of some binoculars.

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Design and Functionality

Design and Functionality 95/100

The Burris Droptine binoculars are super lightweight with a really cool textured rubber armour coating that makes gripping them and holding them a pleasure.

They are compact and just the right size for your finger to find the the center focus wheel, for fast focusing.

I found them to be excellent in low light conditions which is very important for us hunters as we do a lot of hunting at dawn and dusk.

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PROs

  • Nitrogen filled for 100% waterproof and fogproof performance.
  • Rubber armour coated with unique textured grip for ease of use even when wet and cold.
  • Excellent in low light conditions thanks to phase corrected dielectric coated prisms and Hi-Lume Index-matched fully multi-coated lenses.
  • Super lightweight for comfortable all day use.
  • Comes with a neoprene neck strap, nylon pouch, shoulder strap, eyepiece covers and lens cloth.

CONs

  • Great binoculars for hunting, but they are made in China.

Burris Droptine 10X42 Binoculars Specs

  • Magnification: 10 X
  • Focus System: Center
  • Prism Type: Roof
  • Prism Glass: BAK4
  • Close Focus (ft/m): 7 ft
  • Eye Relief: .72 mm
  • Objective Lens: 42 mm
  • Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
  • Field of View at 1000 Yds: 340 ft
  • Diopter: Right Eye
  • Optical Coating: Hi-Lume Index-matched fully multi-coated lenses.
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Fogproof: Yes
  • Tripod Adaptable: Yes
  • Weight: 20.1 oz

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We hope that you have found our review of the Burris Droptine Binoculars helpful.

They are available in 8X42 and in 10X42 which we have reviewed here.

If you are in the market for a lightweight, high quality set of binoculars that won't break the bank, the Burris Droptine binos are for you.

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John VanDerLaan

John VanDerLaan is the managing editor here at DeerHuntingGuide.net. He oversees a team of editors, writers and pro staff that are subject matter experts in hunting and hunting gear. John's expertise includes thoroughly testing all types of hunting gear, as well as hunting all over the U.S. and Canada. While his hunting expertise includes game birds, small game and large game, his favorite game animal is the whitetail deer and he loves to share the knowledge that he has gained over 40 years of chasing the wily whitetail with both archery gear and firearms. John is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

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