4×32 Browe Sport Optic

4x32 Browe Sport Optic

4x32 Browe Sport Optic

The 4×32 Browe Sport Optic (BSO) was designed with AR-style rifles in mind for sports shooters who want top-shelf optics without top-shelf prices. The housing is constructed of 6061-T6 aluminum billet and is designed to accept accessories. It is hard anodized and provides a solid, lightweight durability. Unlike other Browe optics, the BSO is not available in titanium.

The BSO has fixed 4x magnification and .5 MOA adjustment per click. It is waterproof to 130 feet. Browe created the BSO in order to put high quality optical components like those in the much more expensive Browe Combat Optic into a simple but rugged 34mm housing.

The Browe Sport Optic’s reticle features Rechargeable Illumination Technology, battery-free illumination which can be “recharged” by light from any source. Simply shine a flashlight, for instance, into the BSO and the reticle will be illuminated for hours. RIT is environmentally-friendly and non-toxic.

The Brow Sport Optic is made in the USA and retails for $999.

4x32 Browe Sport Optic (BSO)

4×32 Browe Sport Optic (BSO)

Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


  • Dave Webster

    “i know! Lets make one thats a thousand dollars! Noone can get an acog of arguably identical quality for a grand!”
    “Actually you can, scott.”
    “It’s for the crowd that doesnt want trijicon (for whatever reason) then they can tell their friends who will sceatch their heads for a minute and try to think if they’ve even heard of browe!”

    • Drew Coleman

      Perhaps it has better eye relief than the 4x ACOG models?

      • Steve Milliron

        Nope. Their website lists it at 37mm (1.457″), so it actually a little worse.

        Also, I thought these little scopes came out a couple years ago for $800ish…

        • JumpIf NotZero

          To be fair, a few ACOG models are better than others, but 1.5″ sounds like the best ACOG I’ve ever used. Most of them I feel like my eyeball is touching glass.

          • Steve Milliron

            Yeah, some of the ACOG’s have pretty good eye relief. I was specifically referring to their 4×32 models (apples to apples), all of which Trijicon lists at 1.5″, just slightly more than the Browe.

          • Drew Coleman

            With the eye pro I wear I do bump the glass fairly often. I wear the big bulky ones since I wear them over my prescription glasses.

    • valorius

      My leupold 3x9x40 illuminated reticule cost half as much as this thing, and is a damn fine optic.

    • Dan

      I’m still scratching my head trying to think if I have ever heard of them

  • Jack Morris

    “…features Rechargeable Illumination Technology”
    So a glow in the dark fixed scope for $1,000? You’d think they could at least put some tritium in it for that freaking price.

  • David

    “for sports shooters who want top-shelf optics without top-shelf prices.” I’m sorry, but $1,000 is a top shelf price for the majority of shooters out there. You can find ACOG’s for $1,000, and they have a much stronger track record behind them. I’m not familiar with Browe(though I’m sure they are great stuff), so if given the option, I’m spending a little more for the Trijicon.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I’m shocked these guys are still around. I mean, I like ACOGs, but they are pretty limited use for civilians imo and largely made obsolete by variable optics (again, mostly for civilians).

      I just don’t know how many of these they could be selling.

  • Grey Beard

    I have shot with an ACOG for about the past 20 years and was looking for something different when equipping my Father’s Day present a few years ago. I stumbled across a Browe review and did a lot of research on them before buying. This included asking a question via e-mail and the President of Browe Optics responded to my question along with several follow up e-mails regarding their products. With customer service like that I felt it spoke volumes about the company and bought a Combat Optic the next week. As far as eye relief it is very similar to the ACOG, but it does have features that I find well worth the money and have been thoroughly pleased with it. The price point was around $800 then and it was worth every penny and delivers performance that equals or surpasses my ACOG in my opinion.

  • I believe that the owner of Browe used to be one of the top engineers at Trijicon.

  • Porty1119

    $999 isn’t top-shelf pricing? I think your industry goggles have blinded you to the fact that $999 is a heck of a lot of money for your average Joe. I mostly shoot with irons due to how ludicrously-priced many optics are.

  • valorius

    Gee, it’s only 2x the price my Leupold 3x9x40mm illuminated reticule optic cost. What a bargain.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    “Unless you can shoot it out of a civil war canon at a brick wall, keep it overnight in a smelter, and has a battery life of 15 years at max brightness while also running a small desk fan then it’s JUNK.” – Gun forum member # 217

  • Nick

    A fixed 4x with what is essentially a glow in the dark reticle for $1000? I don’t know what their definition of “top shelf price” is but it is clearly not the same as mine. You can get an Aimpoint and magnifier or if you shop around an ACOG for that price.