There are lots of great optics out on the market that could be used for the popular 6.5 Creedmoor, but next to none specifically made for the caliber. Bushnell has finally produced one through their “AR Optics” line of riflescopes.
This optic (pictured above) comes in a 4.5-18x40mm with Bushnell’s Drop Zone reticle calibrated for the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber. Moreover, it has holdover points built into the reticle to allow for the shooter to get on target out to 600 yards. It features a 1″ body and has an MSRP of roughly $323. A short spec list can be seen below:
- Fully Multi-Coated Optics
- 2nd Focal Plane
- Side Parallax Focus
- Tactical-style Target Turrets
- Matte Black finish
- Weight: 21.5 Ounces
- Overall Length: 12.4 Inches
- Click Adjustments: 1/4″ @ 100 Yards
The 2nd new scope that Bushnell is releasing under their AR Optics line is dedicated for the .300 Blackout. A caliber that is about as unique as the 6.5 Creedmoor and has a strong following in the AR lovers community. Bushnell expanded on this new optic of theirs.
Bushnell has also added an optic for shooters favoring MSRs chambered in the popular .300 Blackout. The new Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm illuminated scope is equipped with a specially-designed DropZone .300 Blackout Illuminated reticle. The reticle features holdover points calibrated to both subsonic and supersonic .300 Blackout ballistics. The scope’s first focal plane design performs like a high-performance red dot at low power. When turned up to 4x magnification, it offers holdover points out to 300 yards. Magnification changes are nearly instantaneous with Bushnell’s exclusive ThrowDown PCL (power charge lever).
The throw down lever is an interesting addition since it is very love/hate for those who run riflescopes on their AR-15s. This scope weighs 16.9 ounces, has an overall length of 9.5″ and has 1/2″ click adjustments out at 100 yards. This optic retails at $386.95 for those who are interested.