The Clip-On thermal scope from Burris can be used to conveniently transform your traditional riflescope into a thermal scope, or it can be used as a handheld thermal scanner.
During a recent hog hunt in Georgia, our team got together with Phil Harding to get the scoop on Burris thermal optics. You can see the hunt featured in this HuntStand Original Film: “Night Swine.” After spending several days and nights trying to knock down some pigs with these optics, the Clip-On became a favorite because of its awesome flexibility. As its name suggests, you can simply clip it on to the objective bell of a traditional riflescope to make it a thermal optic. When looking through the eyepiece of the riflescope, you’ll see the original reticle but everything is illuminated with thermal vision. This means you can seamlessly transition from daytime to nighttime hunting with one rifle setup.
For use as a handheld thermal scanner, or convert your traditional riflescope into thermal.
Adding to its versatility, the Clip-On can be used by itself as a handheld thermal scanner. When scanning the landscape at night, a technique known as “lighthousing,” it’s much easier and safer to do it with a handheld thermal vs. constantly looking for targets through your riflescope. Once a target is acquired with the Clip-On, you can quickly attach it to your riflescope to get dialed and make the shot. You also have the option of buying a separate, less expensive dedicated thermal handheld unit from Burris, but then you’ll still need a thermal riflescope to make your shots.