So that you get the best results with your Browning BLR rifle you need to match it with a rifle scope that suits the caliber and range you plan to shoot.

The BLR stands for Browning Lever Rifle and it is a versatile firearm that is particularly capable over medium ranges.

There is an impressive selection of scopes available that will help you with your accuracy and consistency. You just need to work out the features you need, in terms of scope clarity and adjustability as well as your preferred magnification range.

The BLR has been in the Browning line for many years and is consequently available in more calibers (a current total of 14, from .223 Rem. to .450 Marlin).

Listed below is a selection of scopes often recommended by hunters who have had experience with the Browning BLR. We have added a list of the main specifications of each as well as the company’s MSRP. Further down the page is a more detailed review of each scope.

List of Scopes Suitable for the Browning BLR Rifle

Make / Model






2.5 - 8x


37.5 - 13.7


2 - 7x


45 - 13


2.5 - 10x


47 - 10.9


3 - 10x


34.9 - 11


2 - 7x


23 - 8


2 - 7x


45 - 13


Description of Scopes Recommended for the Browning BLR

Having had a chance to browse through the scopes most regularly recommended for the Browning BLR we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each.

Each of these brief scope reviews aims to provide you with extra information that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features.

It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its effectiveness.

Leupold VX-3HD 2.5-8x36 Riflescope

Product Specifications

  • Magnification: 2.5 - 8x
    Objective Diameter:
    Field of View @ 100 yds:
    37.5 – 13.7 feet
    Exit Pupil:
    4.93mm - 13.75mm
    Eye Relief (in.):
    4.4 - 3.6
    Click Adjustment Value:
    1/4 MOA
    Tube Diameter:
    1 inch
    11.9 oz

The Leupold VX-3HD is suited to all types of hunting conditions from dense overgrowth to open long-range shots. It is a performer in low-light conditions and will withstand the regular knocks expected in the field.

This scope features an ultra-lightweight 1 inch maintube made with 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum and tested to withstand 3 times the recoil expected from a .308 rifle.

The lenses have a DiamondCoat 2 coating that enhances the light transmission with treatment to ensure they have the greatest scratch resistance possible.

It uses the Elite Optical System for superior performance in low light conditions as well as cutting harsh glare in full light to ensure the best possible clarity.

Repeatability and dependability through the precision 1/4 MOA finger click adjustments for windage and elevation.

The single revolution CDS Zero Lock dial ensures your adjustments won’t be lost through an inadvertent knock. You can customize the turret to your exact ballistics

The scope reticle on this model of the VX-3HD is the Duplex reticle.

Find out more about the company and all of the products available by visiting the Leupold website.

Burris Fullfield 2-7x35 Riflescope

Product Specifications

  • Magnification: 2 - 7x
  • Objective Diameter: 35mm
  • Field of View @ 100 yds: 45 - 13 feet
  • Exit Pupil: 17 - 5mm
  • Eye Relief (in.): 4.1 - 3.1
  • Click Adjustment Value: 1/4 MOA
  • Reticle: Ballistic Plex
  • Tube Diameter: 1 inch
  • Length: 11.4”
  • Weight: 12 oz

The Fulfield II scope is a smaller profile hunting scope that is perfect for shorter to intermediate range hunting. It is considered to be made in the traditional style and is offered at the more affordable end of the price range.

The body of the tube measures 1 inch in diameter and the 1-piece tube withstands heavy recoil shock and vibration.

The optics feature the Burris index-matched Hi Lume multicoating so that no matter whether you are in low light or in the harsh midday glare the image will appear bright and clear. The eyepiece design uses a no-slip grip to easily make adjustments in the field.

The scope features the Ballistic Plex reticle which is a classic, clean and simple design that has proven to be effective when used over long ranges. The thin crosshair with bolded edges is highly visible and suits any caliber or bullet weight.

The scope tube is nitrogen filled to prevent fogging and is tightly sealed so that it is waterproof.

More information about this scope and all of the products made by the company is on the Burris Optics website.

Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10x44 Riflescope

Product Specifications

  • Magnification: 2.5 - 10x
  • Objective Diameter: 44mm
  • Field of View @ 100 yds: 47 - 10.9 feet
  • Eye Relief (in.): 4.0
  • Click Adjustment Value: 1/4 MOA
  • Reticle: Dead Hold BDC (MOA)
  • Tube Diameter: 30mm
  • Length: 12”
  • Weight: 16.5 oz

The versatility of the BLR demands a rifle with a wide range and the 4x magnification range and large 44mm objective lens of the Viper HS delivers.

The scope is built around a very strong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tube, a design that can be relied upon to remain steady through a multitude of conditions.

The optics are impressive with extra-low dispersion (XD) glass for amazing resolution and color fidelity as well as the XR fully multi-coated lens for increased light transmission.

It uses the Dead Hold BDC (MOA) reticle which is a second focal plane reticle and the subtensions for using range, holdover and wind drift correction are accurate at highest magnification.

The scope has a couple of nice-to-have features built in as well such as the MAG-View Fiber Optic for a more highly visible reference point and a Fast Focus Eyepiece which makes focusing faster.

The Viper HS performs well in low light conditions on a wide range of caliber levels, perfectly suited to the versatility of the BLR.

Find out more by visiting the Vortex Optics website.

Nightforce SHV 3-10x42 Riflescope

Product Specifications

  • Magnification: 3 - 10x
  • Objective Diameter: 42mm
  • Field of View @ 100 yds: 34.9 - 11.0 feet
  • Exit Pupil: 10.7 - 4.4mm
  • Eye Relief (in.): 3.5
  • Click Adjustment Value: 1/4 MOA
  • Reticle: MOAR, Forceplex
  • Tube Diameter: 30mm
  • Length: 11.6”
  • Weight: 22.2 oz

The sheer range of versatility offered by the Nightforce SHV along with its compact size makes it an ideal glass for the Browning BLR.

It is machined in 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum with a main tube of 30mm in diameter providing great light transmission at a ll light levels.

This scope is a second focal plane optic, giving the shooter the option of holding for elevation and wind at any magnification level.

The 3-10x magnification range provides a good level of diversity. You get a nice combination of a decent field of view and resolving power at the higher magnification.

There is a choice of either the MOAR or Foreplex reticle with this scope. Both of these reticles are standard with illumination and have been very popular.

The SHV is a tough, highly precise scope that is a good option for a range of caliber options from the .243 Win to .358 Win and anywhere in between.

Find out more about the company and all of the products available by visiting the Nightforce website.

Burris Scout 2-7x32 Riflescope

Product Specifications

  • Magnification: 2 - 7x
  • Objective Diameter: 32 mm
  • Field of View @ 100 yds: 23 - 8 feet
  • Exit Pupil: 16 - 4.6 mm
  • Eye Relief (in.): 9.2 - 12
  • Click Adjustment Value: 1/4 MOA
  • Reticle: Ballistic Plex
  • Tube Diameter: 1 inch
  • Length: 9.7”
  • Weight: 13.0 oz

The Scout is a compact scope designed for the Scout rifle of any make.

This is a streamlined optic that suits the size and shape of the Browning BLR very nicely and provides a low to medium level of magnification to get good results at medium distances.

The optics feature the Ballistic Plex reticle, a reticle that is simple yet very effective for its trajectory-compensating capability.

The glass is high-grade and provides outstanding brightness and clarity with index-matched Hi-Lume multicoating to handle low light conditions as well as high glare days.

The low-profile turrets are finger-adjustable and an internal spring tension system allows it to hold zero through shock, recoil and vibrations.

The tube measures 1 inch in diameter and is waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging.

The scope has the features and magnification range to provide easy adjustability to dial in at low to mid-ranges in an uncomplicated scope.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products by visiting the Burris Optics website.

Simmons Whitetail Classic 2-7x32 Riflescope

Product Specifications

  • Magnification: 2 - 7x
  • Objective Diameter: 32 mm
  • Field of View @ 100 yds: 45 - 13 feet
  • Exit Pupil: 15 - 5 mm
  • Eye Relief (in.): 5.0 - 4.3
  • Click Adjustment Value: 1/4 MOA
  • Reticle: Truplex
  • Tube Diameter: 1 inch
  • Length: 9.7”
  • Weight: 15.7 oz

The Simmons Whitetail Classic scope is a very worthwhile low-priced option that provides the type of clear and sharp images required for low to medium range shooting with a rifle like the Browning BLR.

We have recommended the 2-7x magnification, however the scope is also available in a slightly more powerful 3-9x model as well for shooting over longer distances.

The lenses are fully multi-coated to provide plenty of brightness in all types of conditions.

The tube is tough and durable and provides a waterproof, fogproof and shockproof scope that is easy to adjust.

This is a great value for money scope that provides more than you’d expect.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products available by visiting the Simmons Optics website

Due to the versatility and great range of caliber choices that come with the Browning BLR rifles you must make sure you’re matching your scope to the power of the load it will shoot.

BLR owners have favorably reviewed the recommendations we have presented here across the country who have confirmed strong results with each.

Looking for a way to ensure greater shooting stability and accuracy. Check out our list of bipods suitable for the Browning BLR.

The fact is local conditions will determine which is truly the best scope for your rifle, but with the quality of the scopes examined above, you’re on the way to making a solid pairing.

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