Meprolight, manufacturers of various sighting systems including the innovative Bullseye handgun sighting system, have announced the release of their own flip-to-side magnifier for red-dot and similar 1x optics. The new MX3-F includes a flip to side mount with the magnifier that includes a Q/D rail interface for quick donning and doffing of the magnifier when not in use.
Similar to other magnifiers, the MX3-F is fully adjustable to center the reticle within the magnified window using the included external windage and elevation knobs. Adjustment is 40 MOA and an included diopter allows for shooters with +2 to -2 vision with a 2.2″ eye relief box. Field of view is rated as 7.5 degrees off the 1″ objective lens.
Unlike other magnifiers, the MX3-F is svelte, clocking in at only 6.1 ounces. Adding the mount brings the package to 11.8 ounces. Length is compact at 4 inches.
It looks like the MX-3 is only available with a single height flip-to-side mount which based on the photos shown is set up for lower 1/3 co-witness height optics. The flip mount keeps the optic locked at the stowed or in-line positions until the shooter physically changes the targeting.
The new MX 3x fixed power reflex sight magnifier is available now directly through Meprolight and their dealer network. Colors include Black, OD Green, and Flat Dark Earth. Retail pricing is set at $598.25.