Bushnell AR-15 Optics & 1 Mile Binoculars – SHOT Show 2013


After you’ve purchased that cutting-edge AR, getting a solid optic aboard is a critical component in realizing all of its performance. Unfortunately, sometimes that results in an expense that nearly rivals your original purchase. Bushnell has the answer in 18 new products (12 red dots and 6 scopes) that comprise the company’s AR Optics lineup. Each come in with an MSRP of $300 or below. Magnified scopes include 1-4×24 mm Thrown Down PCL shown in the interview (with an illuminated BRT-1 reticle and a lever to speed magnification changes with gloved hands), a regular 1-4×24 mm, 2-7x 32 mm, 3-9×40 mm, 3-12×40 mm and a 4.5-18×40 mm. They come with fully multi-coated optics and caliber-specific reticles. Red-dot choices include the 1×28 mm Multi Reticle with four different illuminated reticle choices and the 2X MP with green or red T-Dot reticle, among others. The lineup works great for anything with a standard-sized rail, including shotguns and patrol rifles. Also new from Bushnell are innovative rangefinding binoculars in the Fusion Series. They are the 1 Mile 8×32, 10×42 and 12×50. With BaK-4 prisms, PC-3 phase correction and that famous Bushnell RainGuard coating they’re bound survive some tough conditions. Best of all, they’re allegedly capable of ranging out to one mile. Power is supplied by a single CR 123 cell.

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  • Colecefus January 25, 2013, 10:14 am

    I checked these out at Shot Show. I ended up getting the more expensive version, the BushnellTactical Elite, It had much clearer glass than the AR model. However, the MSRP for the Elite is $1,300, but i picked it up on Ebay for $400 so i kind of lucked out. By the way i love the Bushnell Elite the glass is so so clear, and a hell of lot lighter than that Elcan M145 i had on it earlier.

    • Yep January 26, 2013, 11:00 pm

      yeah i have the 2.5-16×42 6500 elite on a savage right now, i wanna build a 7mm-08 AR for it

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