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Bushnell Introduces Elite Tactical XRS II Long Range Rifle Scope

Bushnell announced their new Elite Tactical XRS II rifle scopes. This new line of scopes is specifically intended to be used by long range shooters. It’s the successor of Bushnell’s current XRS scope and comes in the same magnification settings ranging from 4.5x to 30x with a large 50 mm objective lens.

4 Different Versions

The maximum magnification is clearly intended for very long shots beyond the 1,000 yards. The scope is available with two different reticle options and overall four different scopes:

XRS II 4.5-30x50, G3

This variant comes in black with a G3 reticle.

Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30x50 with a G3 Reticle and a Black finish
G3 Reticle

XRS II 4.5-30x50, G3, FDE

This version sports a flat dark earth finish and also features a G3 reticle.

Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30x50 with a G3 reticle and Dark Earth Finish

XRS II 4.5-30x50, H59

This scope has a H59 reticle and a black finish.

H59 Reticle

XRS II 4.5-30x50, Ill G3

This version of the lineup comes with a grey finish and an illuminated G3 reticle.

Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30x50 with an Illuminated G3 reticle and a grey finish
Illuminated G3 Reticle

Bushnell also announced the scope with a TRMR3 but hasn’t made more information public on this.

What do you get?

All of these scopes have a single piece tube made from aluminum with a 34mm diameter. In combination with the 50 mm objective lens it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll get a ton of light into the scope.

The scopes offer a magnification range from 4.5x to 30x. You can quickly adjust and change the magnification with the removable throw lever.

The glass is fully multi-coated. It features Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier coating which is bonded to the glass on a molecular level. This repels oil, water, fog, dust and debris at ease.

The ED Prime Glass is super clear and delivers colorful, high-contrast images in any light. The lenses also provide Bushnell’s Rainguard HD coating to make them truly useful in wet weather conditions. All four models have the reticle on the first focal plane.

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The scopes provide a parallax adjustment ranging from 75yards to infinity. The eye relief is 3.74 inches which is sufficient assuming that you’ll mount a powerful scope like this on a rifle that most likely will have quite some recoil.

The field of view at 100 yards is a solid 24 feet at 4.5x. It then shrinks down to a mere 3.6 feet at 30x magnification. This is sufficient for target and tactical shooting but will make it hard to use for hunting purposes when using the max magnification. Unfortunately, the animals won’t stand still and wandering off by a few feet will quickly get them out of your sight when aiming at them at the full 30x magnification.

Additionally, the scopes offer a locking diopter. This is designed to stay at the selected setting no matter what recoil the scope is exposed to. It will not budge and keeps the scope in focus.

The turrets are designed to make adjustments quickly and easily while offering great accuracy. The windage turret is locking. The elevation turret features Bushnell’s RevLimiter Zero Stop which will prevent any turning past zero!

Each revolution on the elevation or windage turret equals 10 MILs of adjustment. Each click adjusts by 0.1MIL. Windage and elevation can be adjusted up to 15 inches at 100 yards.

Conclusion

Bushnell introduced a new high-end rifle scope that offers pretty much all the bells and whistles you could ask for if you are a long distance target shooter or need a scope designed for use in the harshest environments for law enforcement or military purposes.

The combination of highest quality glass and design makes the XRS II a winner!

Rifle Scopes Center Staff
 

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