Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 BDC Reticle Riflescope Review

The Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 BDC Reticle Riflescope with Target Turrets and Side Parallax, 4.5-18x 40mm is an essential powered riflescope that provides great value to the shooter. This unit has many features that are commonly found in expensive scopes and considering its price, you can be sure it is worth every penny.

This new riflescope from Bushnell offers what most customers want as provides all the essential features you may need such as multi coated optics, bullet drop compensator and rugged target tubes.

The Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 BDC Reticle Riflescope is well-built and can withstand the strengths of firing the 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO round. Its Reticle is easy to read BDC (Bullet drop compensator) and allows the shooter to have accurate shots in 100-yard increments out of 500 yards.  The glass quality used in Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 BDC Reticle Riflescope is very high and clear enough. The riflescope offers reliable magnification in the 4.5 to 18 power range.

Pros

This riflescope is quite affordable and set for two popular 223 Remington/5.56 NATO loads; the 55 grain and 62 grain rounds. Unlike the classic Mil Dot Reticle and traditional hunting Reticle, the BDC allows the shooter to move up to 100-yard increments out of 500 yards.

The Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 BDC Reticle Riflescope with Target Turrets and Side Parallax, 4.5-18x 40mm uses a patented return to zero adjustment system, which makes setting the scope and bore sighting much easier.

 

Cons

Sometimes setting up this riflescope can be challenging, especially if you don’t mount it properly. Setting up is not as easy as ‘plug and play’ as other scopes because you will have to spend a few hours to set it properly in its rings and on the rifle for bore sighting. However, with good concentration, it’s not an impossible task at all!

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Features

Eye Relief (in. / mm): 3.7 / 95

Exit Pupil (mm): [email protected] / [email protected]

Click Value (in. @1000yds / mm @100m): 0.25 / 6.95

Adj. Range (in. @100yds / m @100m): +55 / 1.5

Mounting Length (in. / mm): 4.8 / 124

Finish: Matte

Focal Plane: Second

Reticle: Drop Zone-223 BDC

Power / Obj. Lens: 3-9x 40mm

Field of View (ft @100yds / m @100m): 31/[email protected] / 11/3/@9x

Tube Diameter: 1 in.

Length (in. / mm): 12.2 / 310

Weight (oz / g): 21 / 600

 

Conclusion

Anyone looking for a modern riflescope that has been built with high technology and skilled labor should purchase this unit. The Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 BDC Reticle Riflescope is a high quality optic at a reasonable price. Definitely a smart buy.

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