Bushnell Rounds Out Its AR OPTICS Line with Red Dots, Magnifiers & Reflex Sights

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Bushnell, like all optic companies, released quite a few new products to roll into 2017. Much of it was through their AR Optics line. While Bushnell has many options in rifle scopes they are lacking red dots or tactical optics. With 4 new additions they sought to round out their AR Optics line of products.

Engulf Micro Reflex Red Dot

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Bushnell Engulf Micro Reflex Red Dot

The new Engulf Micro Reflex Red Dot has great timing for where the pistol market seems to be headed. The number of companies offering reflex sight ready pistols is growing every year and gaining lots of traction with consumers. From the Glock M.O.S. to the Smith & Wesson C.O.R.E. and a multitude of others, red dots on pistols are becoming very commonplace.

The Engulf uses a Glock #1 Mount Plate and features a 5-MOA red dot. As typical in the industry, it is also fogproof, shockproof, and waterproof.

No specific battery-type or lifespan of the battery is stated at this time. Its official market launch is slated for May 2017. Its current MSRP is set for $254 making it a very affordable red dot for pistol shooters in comparison to what Vortex, Leupold, and Trijicon have to offer.

Incinerate Red Dot

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Bushnell Incinerate Red Dot

The Incincerate Red Dot is suited for both shotguns and modern sporting rifles. It has a 25-MOA circle with a 2-MOA central dot. Another element consumers will notice is the set of iron sights built into the top. All red dots have the potential to fail regardless of manufacturer so iron sights are always a plus. A small aspect people may overlook though is the rear sight is dovetailed. It actually accepts Glock dovetail sights so you can change the rear to anything that tickles your fancy.

The Incinerate has 8 different brightness settings, includes a hi-rise mount, weighs 10.2 ounces, and has an MSRP of $239. The predicted release date is currently March 2017.

3x Magnifier

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Bushnell 3x Magnifier

An accessory that makes all red dots more valuable is a magnifier. Bushnell finally joined the party by producing their own 3x magnifier.

The Bushnell 3x Magnifier is ambidextrous and includes a very essential flip mount to go with it. Similar to red dots, it will be fogproof, shockproof, and waterproof. This magnifier can be paired with any red dot and takes up minimal space on a firearm being only 4.6″ long. It weighs 13.2 ounces and has a fully multi-coated lens for strong light transmission. The Bushnell 3x Magnifier also has a fast focus eye-piece for quick sight acquisition.

The Bushnell 3x Magnifier is cataloged at many distributors, but is not available quite yet. Once Bushnell starts churning some of these out they will have an MSRP of $239.

Enrage Red Dot

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Bushnell Enrage Red Dot

The Enrage Red Dot will find its claim to fame within the AR Optics line through its enduring battery life. Bushnell touts this new red dot on their website as such:

Introducing our longest-lasting battery red dot scope, the AR Optics™ Enrage™. Features battery life that lasts twice as long as previous Bushnell red dots.

Pretty bold statement, but who would not love a red dot that seemed to have endless battery life? So you are probably dying to know how long is the battery life?… Well, they do not openly state that minor detail.

It features 8 brightness settings with an “off” setting between each increment. The Enrage Red Dot uses a central 2-MOA red dot and is set to hit the market during March this year. The current MSRP is set at $239.





The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


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  • V

    What gives me the feel that most of them will suck…?

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Sounds like youve been hurt before.
      Bushnells gonna make it aaaalllllllright.

      • V

        *Edit on my yet moderation awaiting comment, i quess the market is completly diffrent and the price, so its apples and oranges

    • I run the Bushnell TRS-25 on a full-auto 9mm SMG. It has held up fine. So Bushnell is clearly capable of making/sourcing a decent red dot.

      I will also say that that the concept behind the Incinerate with the Glock sight compatibility is terrific, and I’d like to see it catch on a little further, especially on prism optics.

      • Jeff Smith

        +1 on the TRS-25. They can be had for $65-$75 with an AR cowitness riser and mine has worked great.

    • Dougscamo

      If they perform as well as my TRS-25 does after 3 years on a 6.75 pound, 3″ magnum 12 gauge firing a 2oz payload at 1200 fps, they should be fine….never had any issues….

  • Micheal Unrau

    New from NcStar!! … oh wait…

  • kregano

    The model with integrated irons on top is nice, but that’s the only one that seems interesting. It would go well with a bullpup rifle.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    They stumbled upon the same secret formula as other optics companies, charge more.

  • micmac80

    When originals emulate fakes , oh no it just Bushnell as usual proudly made in China

  • The_Champ

    I don’t know about these fancy tactical optics but Bushnell’s hunting optics have come a long way and they do make decent glass in that department.

  • Mike

    Where are they made?

  • Scott Tuttle

    twice the battery life?! oh yeah, just use 2 batterys- problem solved.

  • Xtorin O’hern

    they certainly took the Minmatar style of naming……

  • Sgt. Stedenko

    Bravo 4 is $1,100+
    Might as well compare a Leapers and Steiner while you’re at it