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
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
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.
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
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.