Bushnell X30 Trophy Extreme 2.5-15x50mm Riflescope

We suggested in the 2016 Hunting issue that Bushnell’s new 2.5-15x50mm riflescope should win an award, and sure enough it did—a 2016 Editors’ Choice Award. This new scope provides virtually everything any hunter would want—a 1-piece machined aluminum 30mm tube, 6X magnification range, 50mm objective lens, DOA LR600i bullet drop compensating illuminated reticle and side parallax adjustment ring with parallax adjustment from 10 yards to infinity. Other features include 100% waterproof/shockproof protection, dry nitrogen purging for completely fogproof performance, matte black anodized exterior finish for full corrosion resistance, fully multi-coated interior lens surfaces, Bushnell’s HD hydrophobic exterior lens coating, fast focus eye piece, 1/4 MOA fingertip windage and elevation adjustments and 91% light transmission. The illuminated DOA LR600i reticle is set in the second focal plane, so it stays the same size at any magnification setting, and is calibrated for use with eleven different popular cartridges from .223 Win to .338 Win Mag. out to 600 yards. It has a 12-position knurled illumination ring with six brightness settings and an “off” position between each. The portion of the reticle that is illuminated includes the narrow central portion of he crosshairs and the horizontal slash lines indicating hold over points for ranges of 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 yards. Exit pupil diameter is 11mm and eye relief is 3.9 inches (both at 2.5X). It measures 13.9 inches long and weighs 22.9 oz. Optical quality is outstanding for a scope that retails for only $455.95, with 91% light transmission, clear edge to edge field of view of 42 ft. at 2.5X and 7 ft. at 15x and eye relief of 3.9 inches. The X30 Trophy Extreme line includes three other scopes: a 2.5-10x44mm, a 4-16x44mm and a 6-24x 50mm. Contact Bushnell Outdoor Products, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 423-3537; Web: www.bushnell.com