Bushnell’s got a host of new optics this year, most notably some additions to the Legend binocular line and the Elite riflescope series.
The Legend binoculars have been well received in the market, but Bushnell saw a need to offer them in more affordable price points. Thus, they are launching the E, L and M series of binos. All of them feature the RainGuard HD coating, a lightweight magnesium chassis and fully multi-coated optics for great light transmission. Available in 8×42 and 10×42, they’ve also got twist-up eyecups and fine-click adjustments built into the diopter.
he Legend E is the entry-level bino, offering enhanced brightness and durability at an MSRP of $199. The Legend L is a step up, retailing for $299 and coming in a rugged rubber housing. The M series, retailing for $399, offers 92 percent light transmission and an open bridge design.
Bushnell’s also stepped up their Elite riflescope line this year with three new models. The Elite 3500, for $259-$429, is 15 percent shorter than previous versions. The Elite 4500 has a four-times magnification ratio and is shorter than previous versions by 25 percent, or about 4 ½ inches. It’s available in eight configurations. The Elite 6500 has fast-focus, a 30mm tube, eight configurations and three reticle choices. All feature Bushnell’s RainGuard HD coating that beads water to scatter less light and give a clear view in terrible conditions. Basically, it prevents fogging.