Posted August 15, 2018 9:00 am by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

Bushnell has been putting scopes on top of hunting guns for more than 70 years, but recently the company went through a minor overhaul and discontinued many old standby models and replaced them with three new product lines. Ranking them in order of price and features, the new lines include the Prime, Nitro, and Forge optics.
With the new options, “we’ve focused on creating the best performance in terms of contrast and resolution. They will outperform the competition and are built on a promise to surpass our customers’ expectations,” said Jacob Edson, Bushnell communications manager.
Of the three options, the Nitro optic is Bushnell’s middle-of-the-road option. It features the widest range of optical configurations such as 30mm tubes, FFP and SFP options, ED Prime glass, and the same EXO coating found in other lines. There are 30 riflescope options with prices ranging from $299 to $649.
Branding on the Nitro is simple and understated, exactly what hunter’s desire in the field.  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
We mounted our Nitro in a set of Weaver Skeleton high rings to accommodate the 44mm bell.  Savage’s 110 Predator rifle came with a set of Weaver bases already installed. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
The test Nitro was a 4-12×44 first focal


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