Bushnell has expanded their reflex sight product line by introducing the RXS series of red dot sights. This family of sights currently consists of two models: RXS-100 and RXS-250. At an MSRP of $99.99, the former is a more budget-friendly option whereas the RXS-250 has more advanced features at a higher price point of $249.99. Let’s see what features these new Bushnell sights share and what are the differences between the two models.
Bushnell RXS-100 and RXS-250 are non-magnified reflex sights with unlimited eye-relief, multi-coated lenses and 4 MOA dots. The dots can be adjusted for windage and elevation within a total of 100-MOA range with 1-MOA click values. Both sights have a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro footprint and also come with Weaver adapters for mounting them on rifles and shotguns. The RXS series sights have aluminum housings and are water-resistant with an IPX-7 rating. The RXS-250 is advertised to exceed the requirements of MIL-STD-810 drop testing while mounted on a fully loaded pistol. The overall length (1.9″) of the two sights is identical, however, the RXS-100 is 1mm or .040″ taller (1.1″ vs 1.06″) and a tenth of an ounce lighter (1.3 vs 1.4 oz) than the RXS-250.
The RXS-100 and RXS-250 reflex sights have 8 and 10 dot brightness levels respectively. The RXS-250 is advertised to work well with night vision devices. The dot brightness adjustments as well as turning the sights on and off is done via two external buttons which in the case of RXS-100 are located on the left side of the housing and in the RXS-250 design, there is one button on either side of the housing. Both new Bushnell red dot sights are powered by a single CR2032 battery and have a 12-hour auto shut off feature. The battery life is one of the most significant differences between the two sights. RXS-100 has 5,000 hours of battery life on mid brightness setting whereas the battery of RXS-250 will last 50,000 hours, also on the mid setting. The access to the battery compartment is from the side of the housing in RXS-100 and from the top (in front of the emitter) in RXS 250. In both cases, you don’t need to detach the sight from the weapon to change the batteries. The differences in the housing shape and some of the other features of the two sights are shown in the pictures above and below this paragraph.
Many people nowadays opt to use red dot sights on their handguns. The handgun reflex sights is probably the fastest growing segment of the firearm optics market with multiple new offerings introduced just within the past several months. Have you jumped on the pistol red dot bandwagon yet? If not yet, will these offerings from Bushnell make you get into the handgun red dot game? Sound off in the comments section.
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