Burris MTAC 1-4×24 Review – 2021 Guide

| Last Updated: November 17, 2020

Your search for a tactical close to short range scope ends here with the Burris MTAC. A scope that has too much to offer with an exceptionally pocket-friendly price tag, and a comprehensive warranty.

Here we will review the Burris MTAC 1-4x24 scope and learn about its advantages and disadvantages on the field. 

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  • Separated power ring and eyepiece for flip covers
  • 1-4x SFP scope with a patented illuminated reticle
  • Rotary illumination adjustment switch with off spots
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Pros

  • Reticle Calibrated for 7.62/5.56 NATO 
  • Extensively Adjustable Turrets
  • Suitable for Multiple Applications
  • Amazing Resilience to Stress Plus Good Clarity

Cons

  • Lacks Auto-Shutoff in Reticle
  • Not for Extreme Precision Applications
  • Inaudible Turret Clicks

Burris MTAC 1-4x24 Specs

Check out the individual specifications of the MTAC 1-4x scope. It is an SFP scope with an amazing FOV and good eye relief. The patented reticle is quite useful over short range and the weight is subliminally perfect. 

Eye Relief: 3.5 - 4 inches

Adjustment Options (Parallax, windage, elevation): 130 MOA W & E. No Parallax Adjustment

Type of Reticle: Ballistic CQ™

Image of Reticle:

Magnification: 1 - 4 x

Focal Plane: Second Focal Plane

Objective Lens: 24 mm

Field of View: 100 - 32 feet at 100 yard

Weight: 14.5 oz

Pros

The MTAC has a plethora of pros to offer. It has been designed to suit casual as well as tactical operations. From durability to function and affordability. This scope fits the bill perfectly on various factors. 

Suitable for Multiple Roles

The MTAC offers a magnification of 1 - 4x. Which makes it suitable for CQB as well as short range shooting. When set at 1x, the scope behaves like a red dot sight and has an outstanding field of view of 100 feet. Additionally, it allows you to shoot with both eyes open, which is a feature most commonly found on high-end red dot sights. 

Moving to the 4x magnification, the scope can effectively sight targets as far as 600 yards and allow you to hit them with extreme precision. 

One important and amazing feature to note here is that this scope can be coupled with Trybe magnifiers to extend the magnification power by twice or thrice. 

This scope can be used for everything ranging from hunting and competitions to law enforcement and military use. 

Elevation Estimating Reticle

The MTAC uses a Burris patented Ballistic CQ™ reticle. It has a small circular center for quick acquisition and features 10 illumination brightness settings. The adjustment knob on the left side features ‘battery saver stops’ after each set, so the illumination can be quickly turned off. 

The reticle has dots calibrated for 5.56 NATO and 7.62 cartridges up to a distance of 600 yards. Additionally, the reticle doesn’t go dysfunctional when power runs out. Instead, it turns into a black reticle that can still be used to sight targets. The scope is also compatible with night vision devices. 

Extensively Adjustable Turrets

The MTAC offers some of the best turrets and power ring adjustments in its class. The turrets have been calibrated for 0.5 MOA graduations and offer an extensive adjustment range of 130 MOA. That’s way better than most high-end scopes. The low profile finger-adjustable MTAC mil-rad target knobs allow easy and crisp adjustments. Plus, the turrets are capped and can be easily reset to 0 once the turrets are sighted-in. 

Amazing Resilience to Stress Plus Good Clarity

This scope has been manufactured using high grade 6061 aluminum. It is waterproof, fog-proof, and can resist shock to a significant amount. The high-grade optical glass with index-matched hi-lume multi-coating offers exceptional clarity even under low light conditions. The double internal spring-tension system makes it absolutely shockproof. 

Cons

Now that we have understood all the good this MTAC scope has to offer. We should also focus upon certain drawbacks and considerations for using this scope. 

Lacks Auto-Shutoff

This scope features an illuminated reticle with a dial that switches the illumination off between each setting. There’s also a power on/off button to completely switch off the reticle. However, an auto-shutoff feature could’ve been included to help forgetful shooters. 

Inaudible Clicks

The turret adjustments do not make any clicks. Thus lack that audible affirmation everytime you adjust the turrets. While that may not be a very important feature, given the range and application of this scope. But it still would’ve helped to some extent. 

Not for Extreme Precision Applications

The MTAC 1-4x scope features a center dot that is 2.3 inches in diameter at 100 yards. So you can’t expect to hit very fine objects or gather up extreme precision over that range. This can be a slight deterrent, given the fact that this scope has the capability and reticle to sight targets as far as 600 yards. 

Best Uses For the Burris MTAC 1-4x24

The Burris MTAC 1-4x24 is a multi-purpose scope that can be used at 1x for close-quarter combat and at 4x to accurately hit fast-moving targets like coyotes or hogs. The scope is compatible with night vision devices, which makes it an amazing option to use as a tactical riflescope. 

The illuminated reticle helps with low light hunting and the dots allow easy estimations of the range out to 600 yards. The turret adjustments are extensive and stretch out to 130 MOA. People have also been successfully using this scope for 3-gun competitions and Appleseed events. 

Using the scope is very easy and the reticle is quite intuitive. The BDC dots have been pre-calibrated to suit 5.56 NATO and 7.62 caliber bullets

The scope is available in different variants. One of which allows you to mount a Burris Fastfire reflex sight on the top of the scope. The applications intended for this scope are quite varied. But generally speaking, this scope can be used for anything but medium/long range precision shooting with tight groups. 

Is the Burris MTAC 1-4x24 Compatible With Any Rifle?

The Burris MTAC 1-4x is compatible with a wide range of ranges. As the reticle is already calibrated for 5.56 and 7.62 rounds, it is a great scope to mount on rifles like the AR-15 and AR-10. Being a tactical quick acquisition scope with an illuminated reticle, it will be a useful addition to assault, competition, and hunting rifles. 

The scope is fairly compact in size and can mount on any rifle with an appropriate mount setup. But it works the best with medium caliber rifles used for varminting, defense, scouting, and tactical applications like CQB. 

What Do I Need to Know About Mounting the Burris MTAC 1-4x24?

The scope is the only thing you’ll find in the package. You’ll have to arrange the mounts and scope covers for yourself. Which isn’t a major drawback when looking at the price of this scope. 

A Larue of Leupold low or medium scope mount is suggested for use with this scope. However, you may choose any mount or ring you like. The scope has a balanced weight. Neither too much nor too less. The eye relief is ample for easy positioning on the rifle. The power ring is independent of the objective which is a simple but good feature. 

Talking about lens caps, the scope doesn’t come with one. But you can use Butler Creek #02a size for objective and #16 size for flip-up covers. The eye piece is rubber coated and won’t hurt your eye socket even if it digs anytime. 

The scope weighs 14.2 oz which is nothing to worry about. Include the weight of the mount, and it won’t exceed 20 oz. However, if you opt for the tactical kit, the weight of the entire setup will be 25 oz. The design is very compact with a maximum length of only 11.3 oz. 

This scope runs on a CR2032 battery. However, the reticle is functional even on a dead battery so battery life won’t be a problem anyway. 

What Makes the Burris MTAC 1-4x24 Stand Out From the Competition?

Affordability, versatility, reticle, and turret design are what differentiate this scope from its competition. This scope features a tactical illuminated reticle that works great for close and short range. The turrets offer a large adjustable range and the illumination adjustment knob has been designed to promptly facilitate battery saving. 

The exceptional clarity and brightness of the image along with an amazing FOV and eye relief are what make this scope a worthy choice in the 1-4x magnification category. The unique power ring design and the rubberized eyepiece are also trivial but very useful details. 

Burris MTAC vs The Competition - Comparison Overview

The Burris MTAC is not the only victor in the 1-4x optics marketplace. Other similarly admirable scopes give it stiff competition. Below, we’ll compare these scopes and try to identify if one is a better deal than the other.  

Vortex Strike Eagle vs Burris MTAC

The Vortex Strike Eagle is a 1-6x scope and the MTAC is a 1-4x. However, both these scopes have the same objective. Both scopes have an illuminated reticle with BDC dots/lines, but the Vortex offers 11 settings against 10 from MTAC. Both scopes have ½ MOA turrets but the Vortex offers 140 MOA range compared to 130 by Burris. However, the MTAC wins on eye relief and turret design. Vortex has a parallax setting but is bigger and bulkier than the MTAC. 

Burris TAC30 vs MTAC

The only major difference between the TAC30 and MTAC is the illumination adjustment. The TAC30 uses a push button adjustment design whereas the MTAC uses a dial.

The TAC30 is also a bit heavier than the MTAC and has an extra tri-rail setup on the front (for tactical kits).

Burris RT6 vs MTAC

The Burris RT6 is also closely comparable to the MTAC. However, the RT-6 wins by a hair in terms of clarity.

The RT-6 has a different reticle design than the MTAC. Plus a better FOV. The former also costs far less than the latter. 

Conclusion 

The Burris MTAC 1-4x24 riflescope is a versatile optic that can be used for CQB or short range shooting. It features an illuminated reticle and a revolutionary turret design. The advanced tactical version even allows you to mount a red dot on top. The scope is NVD compatible and offers great value for money. 

People Also Ask

Relieve your doubts with this short but comprehensive FAQ section that covers the warranty, functionality, and other important aspects of the scope.

What Kind of Warranty Does the Burris MTAC Come With?

The Burris MTAC is covered by the Burris Forever Warranty that covers the damages to the scope under normal usage for the entire lifetime of the scope. The warranty is transferable and doesn’t need a sales receipt or warranty card. 

Can You Use Burris MTAC 1-4x24 in Low Light Conditions?

Yes. With the illuminated reticle and multi-coated lenses, the scope can be used in low light conditions. It is also compatible with night vision devices so you can also use it in the dark. 

Where Are Burris MTAC Scopes Made?

The Burris MTAC scopes are made in the Philippines at the Burris facility under direct supervision. The testing and inspection of all their scopes are done in the United States.



Josh Lewis the managing editor at Gun Mann and when he isn't writing about guns he is more than likely tinkering with them. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. As a lifelong gun owner he knows his stuff!